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Lots more baseball on television! This is always good news.
Are you looking forward to the 2013 World Baseball Classic? (Sure you are. You love baseball. You'll watch as much baseball as you can.)
If you're excited about this tournament, which will be held in March 2013, you'll be able to watch every game of it -- providing you have access to MLB Network, which announced via press release Tuesday it'll be carrying the entire tournament:
MLB Network will televise all 39 games of the 2013 World Baseball Classic, including the Semi-Finals and Final taking place March 17th– 19th at San Francisco’s AT&T Park and hosted by the San Francisco Giants.
In addition to televising all 39 games, MLB Network will extensively cover the World Baseball Classic in its studio programming, including on MLB Tonight, Hot Stove, Intentional Talk and Clubhouse Confidential. MLB Network will also premiere a World Baseball Classic promotional spot during the 2012 World Series that will highlight the excitement and memorable moments of previous tournaments. MLB Network televised 16 games of the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
The deal announced today also includes the 2017 World Baseball Classic. In addition, you'll get to see some baseball this fall:
MLB Network is also televising the final game of each World Baseball Classic Qualifier pool. The final two Qualifiers will begin on November 15 in Panama City, Panama and New Taipei City, Taiwan. MLB Network will air the final Qualifier game of the New Taipei, Taiwan pool on Sunday, November 18 live at 1:00 a.m. ET and the final Qualifier game from the Panama City, Panama pool on Monday, November 19 live at 8:00 p.m. ET.