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THE DAILY FOLLOWS MLB'S POSTSEASON VIA THE AIR AND WEB
Published September 30, 1997
MLB's postseason begins today at 1:00pm ET with the Astros-Braves on ESPN, which will be followed by the Giants- Marlins at 4:00pm ET. ESPN will broadcast the same two games, at the same times, tomorrow. Fox will telecast the Indians-Yankees tonight at 8:00pm ET, while NBC makes its postseason debut Wednesday night for Game One of the Orioles-Mariners series. Fox will also telecast Game Two of the Indians-Yankees series on Thursday, while ESPN has Game Two of the Orioles-Mariners beginning at 4:00pm ET (MLB). The most postseason games ESPN could show is 12 (ESPN). CLICK AND HIT: MLB, MSNBC and NBC Sports have joined to create the official Web site of the MLB postseason at www. mlbworldseries.com. The site will provide daily postseason coverage, pre- and post-game audio coverage of all press conferences, video highlights after each game and chat sessions with MLB players and NBC Sports broadcasters. In addition, a player, not yet announced, will host a live, in- game cybercast from each World Series game (MLB). MLB NOTES: In Miami, Barry Jackson writes the "only negative" of the postseason TV format is the "starting time of some games will put us to sleep." He notes that Game Four of the Marlins-Giants series will start at 11:00pm ET on Saturday. Jackson adds that "as usual," Fox and ESPN will superimpose the score, inning and count "most of the time," but that NBC won't "because of concerns it might hurt ratings" (MIAMI HERALD, 9/30)....A cable TV movie based on the life of Joe Torre, "Joe Torre: Curveballs Along The Way," will premiere on Showtime on October 17, on "the eve of the World Series" (USA TODAY, 9/30).