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Groundbreaking livestream debuts tonight

The Dugout will be a three-hour weekly program on Twitter
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In baseball, there's nothing quite like the camaraderie, intensity, exchange of knowledge and readiness to enter the cauldron of competition that a team experiences in the dugout.

And today, until 11 p.m. ET, MLB.com will let fans into The Dugout, a groundbreaking weekly three-hour program livestreaming exclusively on Twitter and set to delve into the big leagues like never before.

In baseball, there's nothing quite like the camaraderie, intensity, exchange of knowledge and readiness to enter the cauldron of competition that a team experiences in the dugout.

And today, until 11 p.m. ET, MLB.com will let fans into The Dugout, a groundbreaking weekly three-hour program livestreaming exclusively on Twitter and set to delve into the big leagues like never before.

With MLB games already streaming weekly on Twitter, The Dugout, hosted by MLB.com's Alexa Datt, is primed to supplement this already-in-depth and vibrant programming with compelling coverage directly from MLB.com studios in Chelsea Market in New York City.

Datt and a who's who of MLB.com broadcasters, baseball influencers and MLB.com's vast network of beat reporters, columnists and insiders, will provide instant analysis while breaking down all the latest trends. The program will also feature live look-ins and highlights as each Wednesday slate of games unfolds in real time, plus appearances with former Major League stars and celebrities with ties to baseball.

Today's debut of The Dugout, which, like all such programs, is available at TheDugout.Twitter.com or via @MLB on Twitter, will feature MLB.com reporters Anthony Castrovince, Alyson Footer, Jesse Sanchez and Brittany Ghiroli joining Datt in studio. That quartet will be joined by Hall of Fame slugger Frank Thomas, two-time All-Star reliever Danny Graves and MLB.com executive columnist Joe Posnanski.

MLB games have already been available on Twitter in live streams on Tuesday nights, with more to come. This Tuesday, the Nationals will play the Marlins in Miami, and on June 27, the Yankees will visit the White Sox as the livestreaming schedule continues.

And now there's The Dugout, another innovative way for fans to connect to MLB on social media.

Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB.