Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Baseball Tells ESPN It Can't Broadcast Baseball Tonight Live from All-Star Game

MLB Punishes ESPN After Early Broadcast of All-Stars

Major League Baseball informed ESPN Monday it won't be allowed to broadcast Baseball Tonight live from AT&T Park following Tuesday's midsummer classic, saying the network violated its agreement with the league by releasing the names of the players selected to the All-Star Game too early.

ESPN was told not to release the players' names until a selection show concluded on TBS. ESPN instead announced the players a few minutes early on Baseball Tonight.

"ESPN viewers will receive the same in-depth All-Star coverage they have come to expect," ESPN said in a release. "We have a long and productive relationship with MLB that we value."


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