Nats fans, the MLB Network can take care of you. For a few hours at least. At the risk of sounding like I’m working for the network, the second most popular team in baseball over the last 2 weeks – hey, only the Yankees have had more news stories than the Nats (this bold claim isn’t based on any facts) – are going to be all over the MLB network.
As I mentioned before, the MLB Network’s 30 Clubs in 30 Days program will be sizing up the Nats. That’s scheduled to air this Saturday, Feb 28, at 8 pm. It will probably re-air a few times, so if you don’t have DVR, know that you are lame, and you can catch up with it later.
The other program, airing on Monday, March 2 at 9:00 p.m. , is the debut of the first-ever original film from MLB Productions. It’s called We Are Young: A Baseball Family, “ the story of MLB players and brothers Dmitri and Delmon Young, who overcame personal struggles to persevere in the Major Leagues.” Here’s what the press release says:
We Are Young: A Baseball Family, the first-ever original film by MLB Productions, chronicles a seven-year period of MLB players and brothers Dmitri and Delmon Young, and their demanding father, Larry, who helped guide them into the Major Leagues. The film documents Dmitri, currently on the Washington Nationals, who makes the All-Star team in 2003, watches with joy as his brother is selected as the number one pick in the Draft that same year, but then begins to battle alcoholism and is released by the Detroit Tigers in 2005. Soon after, Dmitri comes close to death due to an undiagnosed case of diabetes, and then bounces back to make the All-Star team in 2007 and become the National League’s 2007 Comeback Player of the Year. We Are Young: A Baseball Family also chronicles the controversy that has surrounded Delmon-the first overall pick in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft-ever since his 50-game suspension for flipping a bat in at an umpire during a Minor League game. Delmon would learn a valuable lesson, and eventually is called up to the Major Leagues in the fall of 2005, where he would make an immediate impact with Tampa. After finishing second in the American League Rookie of the Year honors the next season, Delmon was traded to the Twins. Monday will mark the television debut for the 96-minute film, which was selected for inclusion in the first annual U.S. Sports Film Festival, held in Philadelphia last October.
Sounds like a good way to get yourself ready to start watching baseball. Or maybe not, I don’t know. Either way, Nats are on TV. It’s Comcast 280 by me, and no, they really aren’t paying me… but if they wanted to, MLB TV, I’m all ears.
Keep your fingers crossed
Shawn Hill’s pitching today. Good luck on pitching pain free and, while I’m making demands, effectively. But most importantly, pain free. And fast with movement.