Fox expands MLB prime time coverage
The broadcast networks’ entertainment divisions long ago abandoned Saturday nights, which left an opening for sports divisions to offer live events.
ABC has had success with college football in the autumn, and now Fox is further expanding its prime time baseball presence this spring and summer.
The network will have regionalized coverage on eight consecutive Saturdays beginning May 19, including Mets-Yankees games June 9 and 23 and concluding with a July 7 slate that includes the Yankees at the Red Sox.
Another new wrinkle in Fox’s MLB coverage: Its Saturday pregame show will be produced by MLB Network and hosted by Matt Vasgersian. It will originate from the network’s studio in Secaucus.