DirecTV and the Yes Network are planning to televise what they say will be the first Major League Baseball games in 3-D.
The New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners games on July 10 and 11 will be aired in New York, Connecticut, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Montana and Idaho.
The games will air at 10 p.m. PDT on July 10 and 1 p.m. PDT on July 11 from Safeco Field in Seattle.
Only viewers with 3-D sets will be able to watch in 3-D, but the games will be available in high-definition as well.
TIGERS REMEMBER ERNIE HARWELL
Last September, Ernie Harwell came to Comerica Park in Detroit for a formal farewell. It was Harwell’s voice that made him famous, and the Detroit Tigers were focused on every word.
Harwell addressed the team before that game, giving a stirring speech that is still remembered fondly in the clubhouse.
Manager Jim Leyland called it “priceless” and “fulfilling.” Shortstop Adam Everett was one of several players motivated and moved by Harwell’s talk.
“Nobody said a word,” Everett said Wednesday, the day after the Hall of Fame broadcaster died at 92 after fighting cancer. “I don’t think anybody blinked the whole time. That’s how intense it was.”
The speech wasn’t so much “win one for Ernie” as it was about his thoughts on life and baseball, his appreciation of the game. Harwell also spoke to the crowd that day, a clip catcher Gerald Laird said he watched online three or four times during the offseason.
“It’s inspirational. It’s unbelievable,” Laird said. “That guy left his mark on this game, and he’s definitely going to be remembered forever — as long as this game’s going on.”
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