May 11, 2021 – For the first time this season, MLB Network Showcase – MLB Tonight style presented by Chevrolet will return when the AL Central Division-leading Chicago White Sox host the Minnesota Twins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET. From MLB Network’s Studio 42, Greg Amsinger, Dan Plesac and Harold Reynolds will incorporate elements from MLB Tonight – the 14-time Sports Emmy® Award-winning program – throughout their call of White Sox-Twins, including highlights, demonstrations and live look-ins to other games. MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi will also contribute to the telecast from Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. Clips showcasing this non-traditional game telecast format, which MLB Network debuted last season for two games can be viewed here.
“After bouncing around the league with live look-ins and updates for over a decade on MLB Tonight, we’re incredibly fired up to bring our format to MLB Network Showcase once again this season,” said Amsinger, who has been an MLB Network host since 2009. “Harold, Dan and I are thrilled to cover every detail of White Sox-Twins while giving our fans every exciting moment from the MLB landscape that night.”
Tomorrow’s telecast follows the recent debut of MLB Network Showcase: Clubhouse Edition featuring the New York Yankees against the Cleveland Indians on April 25. From a casual setup inside MLB Network’s Studio 21, six-time All-Star CC Sabathia joined All-Star Carlos Peña, Hall of Famer John Smoltz and host Stephen Nelson for a non-traditional game telecast format, which highlighted the organic conversations that take place among a group of former players when they watch a game. Later this month, Brian Kenny, Dan O’Dowd and Carlos Peña will call an MLB Network Statcast game telecast powered by Google Cloud featuring the St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, May 26 at 2 p.m. ET. By June 1, MLB Network will have produced four different game telecast formats, including MLB Network Showcase, MLB Network Showcase – MLB Tonight, MLB Network Showcase: Clubhouse Edition and MLB Network Statcast.
Tomorrow’s telecast will not be available in each team’s home television territory as viewers will receive the Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros at 8 p.m. ET. MLB Network’s complete live game schedule is available here.