(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment and the television home of the Nationals and Orioles, announced its 2009 baseball schedule which includes 210 high-definition game broadcasts. With expanded high def coverage, the network will televise at least one game in HD every day throughout the season. Each team will have more than 100 games on MASN's new dedicated HD channel, MASN HD, which launches on April 1st.
The Orioles will play 95 games on MASN and 66 games on MASN2. Viewers in the Baltimore area will be able to watch 20 MASN-produced Orioles games simulcast on the network's over-the-air partner, WJZ-TV Channel 13.
MASN to Broadcast 16 Norfolk Tides games
Televised Orioles Triple-A Affiliate schedule begins on Saturday
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, announced it will broadcast 16 minor league baseball games of the team’s Triple-A affiliate, the Norfolk Tides this season. The first broadcast will air on Saturday, May 3 from Harbor Park live at 7:00 pm when the Tides take on the Indianapolis Indians.
Throughout the season, MASN will air eight live and eight delayed broadcast Tides games against the Triple-A affiliate teams of the Cincinnati Reds, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Philadelphia Phillies, the New York Yankees, the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers and the Washington Nationals.
"This partnership allows fans throughout the Mid-Atlantic to get a sneak peek at players who will one day have a major impact on the Orioles' future," said Orioles President of Baseball Operations, Andy MacPhail. "Fans will be able to watch tomorrow’s Orioles today."
The Tides have been the Triple-A home of the Orioles since the 2007 season. Several players who started the season with Norfolk are currently with the Orioles, including Jim Johnson, Garrett Olson, Bob McCrory and Eider Torres. Notable Orioles prospects currently playing for Norfolk include Mike Costanzo, Scott Moore, Radhames Liz and Hayden Penn.
"The Tides are excited to be playing on MASN this season. With the increased fan interest in the Orioles and the number of young stars playing in Norfolk, we are proud to be showcased to MASN’s 7-state audience," said Tides owner Ken Young.
"This season, MASN viewers will have the unique ability to watch not only every star from the American League and the National League, but also the brightest young prospects from across the entire region," said MASN spokesman Todd Webster. "We are giving fans more local baseball than has ever been available."
MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, brings fans maximum access through player interviews, pre and post game shows before and after every game, and in-game features, like Wired Wednesday. The 16 Norfolk Tides games add to MASN’s already robust baseball lineup, including over 320 Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals games.