Federal Baseball already did a good job of posting about this, but since the Comcast folks also approached me, I thought that I'd alert my readers to this:
CN8, THE COMCAST NETWORK CELEBRATES BASEBALL’S FAMOUS PARKS AND PERSONALITIES WITH DODGE GRAND SLAM GETAWAY APRIL 23 – APRIL 27 ON “OUT OF BOUNDS” AT 7 P.M.
Special Programming Series Features Yankees, Phillies, Red Sox and Orioles’ Hall of Fame Induction Speeches and Ultimate Road Trip Viewer Promotion
PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2007) – Travel ‘round the bases and down baseball’s memory lane with the Dodge Grand Slam Getaway, airing Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. on “Out of Bounds” on CN8, The Comcast Network. The series spotlights regional stars’ National Baseball Hall of Fame induction speeches and offers viewers a chance to win a whirlwind tour of four East Coast stadiums, culminating with a visit to the Hall of Fame.
Each night, “Out of Bounds” host Gregg Murphy features the special moments when New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles players were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Viewers can then visit www.CN8.tv/sports to answer questions, based on the speeches, for a chance to win a trip to New York’s Shea Stadium, Boston’s Fenway Park, Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, Washington D.C.’s RFK Stadium and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
“The Dodge Grand Slam Getaway celebrates baseball history and pays homage to this all-American summer sport and some of the best teams in CN8’s East Coast footprint,” says Murphy. “I am confident our on-air series and special viewer promotion will be a home run.”
The Dodge Grand Slam Getaway schedule on CN8’s “Out of Bounds” is as follows. Following their broadcast, programs will also be available ON DEMAND to Comcast Digital Cable subscribers until Friday, May 4. Select Sports and Fitness > CN8 Sports > Out of Bounds to access the special series.
New York Yankee Dave Winfield Monday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Left fielder Winfield was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001. He also played for the San Diego Padres, the California Angels, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians.
Boston Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m.
Inducted in 1989, Yastrzemski, a left fielder, played 23 seasons in Boston and was the all-time Red Sox leader in eight major categories, including games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, total bases, RBI and extra base hits.
Philadelphia Phillie Jim Bunning Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m.
Pitcher Bunning was inducted in 1996 after playing consistently during his 17-year career. He was the first pitcher to record 100 wins and 1,000 strikeouts in both the American and National leagues.
Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m.
“The Human Vacuum Cleaner," third-baseman Robinson was inducted in 1983. He played 23 seasons for the Orioles, and set major league career records for games, putouts, assists, chances, double plays and fielding percentage.
Recap Friday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Get caught up on all of the Dodge Grand Slam Getaway features as Murphy reviews the week’s broadcasts.
- New York Mets vs. Cincinnati Reds at Shea Stadium (July 12)
- Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park (July 13)
- Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park (July 14)
- Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros at RFK Stadium (July 16)
- Tour of National Baseball Hall of Fame
About CN8, The Comcast NetworkCN8, The Comcast Network provides more than 9 million Comcast cable viewers with a unique brand of live, interactive television delivered over its own fiber-optic network to 12 states and 20 television markets stretching from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. CN8 was founded in 1996 and has quickly grown to become the nation's leading regional cable network, airing more than 90 hours a week of original programming from its six studios in the Baltimore, Boston, Delaware, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. areas. CN8 provides in-depth coverage and analysis of special events and important news that broadcast networks often ignore. Since its inception, CN8 has delivered on its mission to continually reshape and revolutionize regional television and its relevance to local, regional and national viewers. CN8's programming and hosts have been honored by the industry with more than 314 regional Emmy Award nominations.
Please note, there's nothing in this for me, I don't even get Comcast (I have DirecTV) but I thought that this might be of interest to some readers. It does sound like a fun contest.