Baseball is supposed to be over, right? The World Series has taken place, and players are usually off until March, unless they go and play in one of the foreign country leagues during these winter months. However MLB Network keeps finding a way to churn out live games.
First they went and aired select games from the Arizona Fall League. Now even when that championship has finished they will have a way to air almost an additional months worth of live content.
MLB Network will broadcast the entire 2014 Japan All-Star Series live. The series was last played in 2006. This will be the 11th edition of the All-Stars Series. Paul Severino will call each game for MLB Network while the analyst spot will rotate between Mark DeRosa and Darryl Hamilton.
The series between the MLB All-Stars and Samurai Japan will last the usual five games, with an exhibition game added on as a bonus sixth game. The MLB All-Stars team will also play a friendly against the Hanshin Tigers. All 7 games will be shown live on MLB Network at 4 a.m. EST. MLB Network will also have a 9 p.m. rebroadcast of each game each night they take place. Below is the schedule.
Tuesday, November 11: MLB All-Stars vs. Hanshin Tigers at Koshien Stadium
JAPAN All-STAR SERIES:
November 12, 14, 15, 16, & 18: MLB All-Stars vs. Samurai Japan
Game 1 at Kyocera Dome
Games 2-4 at Tokyo Dome
Game 5 at Sapporo Dome
Thursday, November 20: MLB All-Stars vs. Samurai Japan at Okinawa Cellular Stadium