Coming Phriday: The MLB Network, phinished in Phlorida, phixes its sites upon the phabulousness of Phoenix


And Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Peoria, Goodyear, Tuscon and — no surprise here — Surprise.


The MLB Network, baseball’s self-supported cable channel,has turned the corner on its “30 Clubs in 30 Days” hour-long specials, and the Dodgers and Angels are the first two stops in Arizona for network correspondents Matt Vasgersian , Trenni Kusnierek and Hazel Mae to seek out and discuss.

Peter Gammons has also made the trip west from New Jersey (and Florida) to take in the Phoenix flavor.

We’re here, too, scooting up and down Interstate 10, catching a few games, watching how this MLB thing works. We’ll focus on it in Friday’s media column, as we just finished hanging out with Vasgersian as he talked to Jered Weaver during his stop at Tempe Diablo Stadium (below) and with Kusnierek as she talked to several Dodgers on her trip to Glendale.


Meanwhile, see the video log of material that has with previous “30 in 30” shows (linked here).

And if you’re still interested in the hour-long specials, here’s how it has aired:

The Florida loop:
Detroit Tigers March 3rd
New York Yankees March 4th
Philadelphia Phillies March 5th
Toronto Blue Jays March 6th
Pittsburgh Pirates March 7th
Baltimore Orioles March 8th
Tampa Bay Rays March 9th
Minnesota Twins March 10th
Boston Red Sox March 11th
Florida Marlins March 12th
St. Louis Cardinals March 13th
New York Mets March 14th
Houston Astros March 15th
Washington Nationals March 16th
Atlanta Braves March 17th

The Arizona swing:
Angels March 18th
Dodgers March 19th
Milwaukee Brewers March 20th
San Francisco Giants March 21st
Oakland Athletics March 22nd
Cincinnati Reds March 23rd
Cleveland Indians March 24th
Texas Rangers March 25th
Colorado Rockies March 26th
Arizona Diamondbacks March 27th
Kansas City Royals March 28th
Seattle Mariners March 29th
Chicago Cubs March 30th
Chicago White Sox March 31st
San Diego Padres April 1st

And now the Rangers got some explaining to do …

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