Got this press release today:
MLB NETWORK TO AIR LIVE NATIONAL COVERAGE OF TEAM AUSTRALIA VS. SEATTLE MARINERS
WBC EXHIBITION GAME ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
Game Will Mark Ken Griffey Jr.’s First Game With Mariners Since Return
MLB Network will offer live national coverage of Ken Griffey Jr.’s first exhibition game since returning to the Mariners as Seattle takes on Team Australia in a World Baseball Classic exhibition game on Wednesday, March 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET from Peoria, AZ. The World Baseball Classic begins March 5, with 16 games shown on MLB Network along with a nightly studio show titled “World Baseball Classic Tonight.” Wednesday’s game will be a live simulcast from Fox Sports Northwest, including local announcers.
I’d like to make fun, but I’m actually kind of interested. MLB wants to promote Jr., and it’s nice that they have an opportunity. I just hope that Seattle fans know that the titanium screws don’t exactly allow him to be a hotshot centerfielder anymore.