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MLB Draft to Air on ESPN 2

Postby sixer03fan » Mon May 07, 2007 3:07 pm

not sure how exciting you guys might be about this, but w/ nba and nfl draft tv ratings on the rise, it looks like the MLB is going to do the same thing:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/stor ... 0000000000

The NFL and NBA drafts have been televised for years. Now, Major League Baseball is joining the trend.

For the first time in its history, the baseball entry draft will be aired live on ESPN2. Coverage will begin on Thursday, June 7th at 2 p.m. ET from Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. The broadcast will end at 6 p.m. ET.

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said the telecast, "will give fans access to see this critical function of an organization's development. This is an idea whose time has come."

Each team's first round pick will be televised and all clubs will have a maximum of five minutes to make their selections.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays will have the first selection. The San Francisco Giants will have three picks in the first round, while the Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers will each have two first round choices.

The draft will have 50 rounds and will conclude after all 30 teams have passed on a selection or after the final selection of the 50th round, whichever comes first.
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Postby J35J » Mon May 07, 2007 3:08 pm

Excellent! ;-D
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Postby Snakes Gould » Mon May 07, 2007 3:09 pm

yeah ive been interested in this for awhile.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon May 07, 2007 3:14 pm

I'd watch it ;-D
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Postby LukeW9027 » Mon May 07, 2007 3:21 pm

Finally. :-°
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Postby asadrew » Mon May 07, 2007 3:31 pm

unfortunetly rookies in baseball dont have a chance to impact their teams immediately like they do in basketball and football. Outside a few names, most players will spend years in the minors before they make it to the bigs so those players you watched get drafted are soon forgotten except by the diehards. While I think it's great that this draft is televised I wouldnt go out of my way to watch it. As long as they dont follow football and start it at 9AM pst on a SATURDAY, maybe i'll watch it.
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Postby Yoda » Mon May 07, 2007 3:33 pm

Cool... I saw bits and pieces from MLB.com last year
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Postby avsfan4ever33 » Mon May 07, 2007 4:05 pm

Very nice... I've never watched an MLB draft before (has it ever been televised?) and it will be interesting to see the process, and of course who the Rockies pick.
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Postby Another Blown Save » Mon May 07, 2007 4:08 pm

I remember watching last year's draft online, and if I remember correctly, doesn't the MLB draft go real fast, compared to the NFL and NBA?
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Postby Sandman » Mon May 07, 2007 4:19 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:I remember watching last year's draft online, and if I remember correctly, doesn't the MLB draft go real fast, compared to the NFL and NBA?


It says each team has a max of 5 min for each pick, so yeah that sounds faster.

cant wait to watch it!
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