THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PRODUCTIONS
April 27-May 3, 2011
THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL PRESENTED BY PEPSI
SATURDAY, 3:30 p.m. ET ON FOX, SUNDAY, 12:30 ET, MLB NETWORK
This Week in Baseball
, presented by Pepsi, recently hung out with Indians reliever Chris Perez, tagging along as he went to eat a customary pregame buffalo chicken pizza. He then wore a mic during his batting practice warmups, and we listened in, so you can too. Later, we caught up with Shin Soo Choo, one of Cleveland's up-and-coming international players, who helped the South Korean national team take home the Gold Medal in the 2010 Asian Games. Suiting up for his home team was both honor and duty for Choo, who player in exchange for service exemption from the South Korean military, a requirement for all men in the country.
TWIB checks in again on MLB Fan Cave stars Mike O'Hara and Ryan Wagner. Following that, TWIB again teams up with MLB Network for "Diamond Demos," as Harold Reynolds, Larry Bowa, and Roberto Alomar explore the subtleties of switch hitting. "Going All Out" features hustle players and moments in the game, by paying tribute to Indians Hall of Famer Bob Feller. The game lost a legend this past winter with the passing of "Bullet Bob," but TWIB and the Indians help his legacy live on in this week's show.
TWIB continues with s "Big League Blast," "Rookies" and "Winning Road Trips." The show will close with the great plays and bloopers of the week in "How 'Bout That," featuring the track "My Body" by Young the Giant.
This Week in Baseball also airs internationally in Canada, Australia, China, Japan, Vietnam, Central and South America, Caribbean (including Puerto Rico) and across Europe, with full episodes available here.
FROM THE FIELD
Crews in Washington and New York highlight the field production calendar in the upcoming days. This Week in Baseball takes us to the nation's capital for a feature with Gallaudet University head baseball coach and former Major Leaguer Curtis Pride. Pride, deaf since birth, played for six teams in his Major League career, including the Expos, Tigers and Braves. His "Together with Pride" foundation supports and creates programs for hearing impaired children, focusing on the importance of education and life skills. TWIB then heads back to the studio to get to know dynamic Yankees slugger Nick Swisher. MLB Productions goes behind the scenes to shoot with Nick as he records his upcoming children's album at the School of Rock.
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