While the network officially launches on New Year's Day, it will be an ever evolving project. Many of the network's key shows won't launch immediately and will be added to the schedule slowly. Initially, Hot Stove Live and a long list of classic games will fill most of the network time.
One of the key components of the network is their use of high tech. The network gurus have been able to take great baseball moments and use digital enhancement and imagery to give different looks from what we are used to seeing.
Here's a look at some of the upcoming shows that the MLB Network will feature.
- All-Time Games starts with the first ever rebroadcast of Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series. The first broadcast will be featured at 7 p.m. Eastern on New Year's Day.
- Hot Stove Live features a round-up of all of the news and rumors from around the majors. This will be the inaugural show on MLBN, at 6 p.m. eastern on New Year's Day.
- Ken Burns' Baseball. The epic documentary will be re-aired on MLBN Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. eastern.
- Prime 9. This show features a look at the top nine in various baseball categories and promises to spark debate.