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MLB Network Takes Viewers On the Field & Behind The Scenes During 2012 MLB All-Star Game Coverage

Over 14 Hours of Coverage from Kansas City Begins Monday, July 9

Triple-A All-Star Game to Air Exclusively on MLB Network on July 11

MLB Network is set to cover the 83rd MLB All-Star Game in Kansas City with over 14 hours of coverage starting Monday, July 9. MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, Sean Casey, Peter Gammons, Brian Kenny, Al Leiter, Kevin Millar, Dan Plesac, Harold Reynolds, Alanna Rizzo and Chris Rose will bring viewers behind the scenes and on the field with access to batting practice, player and manager interviews, media day and the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet.

Coverage begins on Monday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET at the All-Star player and manager media day, followed by a special 90-minute Intentional Talk: All-Star Edition with Rose and Millar on the field at Kauffman Stadium at 4:30 p.m. ET, MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition live from batting practice at 6:00 p.m. ET, and a highlight-filled MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition after the State Farm Home Run Derby.

On Tuesday, July 10, MLB Network will exclusively telecast the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet, hosted by Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds and Alanna Rizzo, at 4:00 p.m. ET, featuring all of the 2012 All-Stars, MLB All-Star Ambassador and 13-time MLB All-Star George Brett, and NL and AL All-Star team managers Tony La Russa and Ron Washington as they make their way to Kauffman Stadium for the All-Star Game. Following the parade, MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition will air live on the field at 5:00 p.m. ET, including a special interview by Harold Reynolds with George Brett, leading up to and immediately following FOX’s coverage of the 83rd All-Star Game starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition in Kansas City will be presented by Firestone.

“Mind Your Manners,” the second single by electro-inspired hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang, from their critically acclaimed full-length debut album BREAKFAST, will be featured throughout all of MLB Network’s 2012 All-Star Game programming and promotions. The song samples the now buzzed-about Swedish group Icona Pop!.

MLB Network will round out its All-Star Week coverage on July 11 with the exclusive live telecast of the 25th annual Triple-A All-Star Game. The game will be called by MLB Network’s Paul Severino and Draft and prospect expert Jonathan Mayo, with reporting from MLB Network’s Sam Ryan, live from Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, N.Y., home of the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets.

MLB Network 2012 All-Star Week Programming:

All times ET and subject to change. Check for updates.

Monday, July 9:

1:30 p.m.:        All-Star Media Day

4:30 p.m.:        Intentional Talk: All-Star Edition at Batting Practice

6:00 p.m.:        MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition at Batting Practice

Post-Derby:      MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition

Tuesday, July 10:

4:00 p.m.:        MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet

5:00 p.m.:        MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition at Batting Practice

7:30 p.m.:        MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet (abbreviated)

Postgame:        MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition

Wednesday, July 11:

7:00 p.m.:        25th annual Triple-A All-Star Game

MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, featuring the Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight, live games, original programming, highlights, and insights and analysis from the best in the business, including Bob Costas, Peter Gammons, Jim Kaat, Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds. MLB Network debuted on January 1, 2009 as the largest launch in cable television history and is currently distributed in approximately 70 million homes throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information and to find MLB Network in your area, go to