“On TV tonight!” – MLB must-see television

by Bill Chuck on February 29, 2016

MLB Legends
We all have former lives in which our professions were unique to other aspects of our professional and personal lives.

In one of my former lives, I was known as “The Czar of Entertainment” on a live, daily infotainment show on a network affiliate in Boston. I was a segment host talking about (and making fun of) all things in the wild and wacky world of entertainment. The primary host of the show went on to become perhaps the most famous of conservative television personalities and hugely successful author of books dealing with deaths of famous people. He needs no further publicity from me and that’s no spin.

Amongst the various things I did each day, after riding an elephant or disguising myself as Alfred Hitchcock or a Cabbage Patch Doll, I would give suggestions for viewers as to watch that night on television and it would always begin with the cry…

On TV Tonight…

On the Smithsonian Channel, the four-part documentary series “Major League Legends,” begins with a look at Hank Aaron‘s rise from below the poverty line to the top of baseball’s list of great home run hitters.

The show airs February 29 at 8 Pm and 11 pm and March 1 at 7 am.

“Major League Legends” as described by the Smithsonian Channel

They were mythical gods of the stadium who symbolized the American Dream. No one in baseball could match the power, the popularity, the consistency, or the durability of Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and Lou Gehrig. But their accomplishments on the field only tell part of their remarkable stories. Narrated by Martin Sheen, Major League Legends goes beyond the highlight reels. Join us as we examine these men’s lives before, during, and after they came up to the plate and swung their way into American history.

On TV in March (and a little April too)…

Spring Training baseball on the MLB Network

All times are subject to change and all games are subject to local blackout. An asterisk (*) indicates the game is available on MLB Network in that club’s home market.

Tue, Mar 1 1:00 PM LIVE: Toronto Blue Jays* @ Philadelphia Phillies
Tue, Mar 1 4:00 PM Cincinnati Reds @ Cleveland Indians
Tue, Mar 1 9:00 PM Toronto Blue Jays* @ Philadelphia Phillies
Wed, Mar 2 1:00 AM Cincinnati Reds @ Cleveland Indians
Wed, Mar 2 1:00 PM LIVE: Detroit Tigers (split squad) @ New York Yankees
Wed, Mar 2 4:00 PM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ San Francisco Giants*
Wed, Mar 2 9:00 PM Cleveland Indians @ Cincinnati Reds
Thu, Mar 3 1:00 AM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ San Francisco Giants*
Thu, Mar 3 1:00 PM LIVE: Houston Astros* @ Philadelphia Phillies (split squad)
Thu, Mar 3 7:00 PM LIVE: Boston Red Sox @ Minnesota Twins
Thu, Mar 3 10:00 PM Chicago White Sox* @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Fri, Mar 4 2:00 AM Oakland Athletics* @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Fri, Mar 4 6:00 AM Cincinnati Reds* @ Cleveland Indians
Fri, Mar 4 1:00 PM LIVE: Minnesota Twins* @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Fri, Mar 4 4:00 PM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Chicago Cubs*
Fri, Mar 4 9:00 PM LIVE: Kansas City Royals* @ San Diego Padres
Sat, Mar 5 12:00 AM St. Louis Cardinals* @ Houston Astros
Sat, Mar 5 3:00 AM Miami Marlins (split squad)* @ New York Mets
Sat, Mar 5 6:00 AM Atlanta Braves* @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sat, Mar 5 9:00 AM Baltimore Orioles* @ Toronto Blue Jays
Sat, Mar 5 1:00 PM LIVE: Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees
Sat, Mar 5 4:00 PM Arizona Diamondbacks* @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Sat, Mar 5 8:00 PM New York Mets* @ Houston Astros
Sat, Mar 5 11:00 PM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Seattle Mariners*
Sun, Mar 6 2:00 AM Philadelphia Phillies* @ Toronto Blue Jays
Sun, Mar 6 6:00 AM St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins*
Sun, Mar 6 9:00 AM San Francisco Giants (split squad)* @ Cleveland Indians
Sun, Mar 6 1:00 PM LIVE: Washington Nationals* @ St. Louis Cardinals
Sun, Mar 6 4:00 PM Chicago Cubs* @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Sun, Mar 6 8:00 PM New York Yankees* @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sun, Mar 6 11:00 PM Baltimore Orioles* @ Boston Red Sox
Mon, Mar 7 2:00 AM Kansas City Royals* @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Mon, Mar 7 6:00 AM Atlanta Braves* @ New York Mets
Mon, Mar 7 9:00 AM Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants*
Mon, Mar 7 1:00 PM LIVE: Detroit Tigers* @ New York Mets (split squad)
Mon, Mar 7 4:00 PM San Diego Padres* @ Milwaukee Brewers
Mon, Mar 7 9:00 PM Philadelphia Phillies* @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Tue, Mar 8 12:00 AM New York Mets (split squad)* @ St. Louis Cardinals
Tue, Mar 8 3:00 AM San Diego Padres* @ Milwaukee Brewers
Tue, Mar 8 9:00 AM Chicago White Sox* @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (split squad)
Tue, Mar 8 1:00 PM LIVE: Boston Red Sox* @ Baltimore Orioles
Tue, Mar 8 4:00 PM Seattle Mariners* @ Cleveland Indians
Tue, Mar 8 9:00 PM LIVE: Cincinnati Reds* @ San Francisco Giants
Wed, Mar 9 12:00 AM Tampa Bay Rays* @ Detroit Tigers
Wed, Mar 9 3:00 AM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Arizona Diamondbacks (split squad)*
Wed, Mar 9 6:00 AM Washington Nationals* @ Houston Astros
Wed, Mar 9 9:00 AM Pittsburgh Pirates* @ Philadelphia Phillies
Wed, Mar 9 1:00 PM LIVE: New York Yankees @ New York Mets
Wed, Mar 9 4:00 PM Los Angeles Dodgers @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Wed, Mar 9 9:00 PM San Diego Padres* @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Thu, Mar 10 12:00 AM Atlanta Braves* @ Houston Astros
Thu, Mar 10 3:00 AM Baltimore Orioles* @ Philadelphia Phillies (split squad)
Thu, Mar 10 6:00 AM Boston Red Sox* @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Thu, Mar 10 9:00 AM Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals
Thu, Mar 10 1:00 PM LIVE: Detroit Tigers* @ Philadelphia Phillies
Thu, Mar 10 5:00 PM LIVE: Houston Astros* @ Washington Nationals
Thu, Mar 10 9:00 PM St. Louis Cardinals* @ New York Mets
Fri, Mar 11 12:00 AM Chicago Cubs* @ Seattle Mariners
Fri, Mar 11 3:00 AM Chicago White Sox (split squad)* @ Texas Rangers
Fri, Mar 11 6:00 AM Toronto Blue Jays* @ New York Yankees (split squad)
Fri, Mar 11 9:00 AM San Francisco Giants* @ Milwaukee Brewers
Fri, Mar 11 1:00 PM LIVE: Tampa Bay Rays* @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Fri, Mar 11 4:00 PM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Fri, Mar 11 9:00 PM Boston Red Sox* @ Toronto Blue Jays
Sat, Mar 12 12:00 AM Texas Rangers* @ Milwaukee Brewers
Sat, Mar 12 3:00 AM Atlanta Braves (split squad) @ St. Louis Cardinals
Sat, Mar 12 9:00 AM Chicago White Sox* @ San Diego Padres
Sat, Mar 12 1:00 PM LIVE: Miami Marlins* @ Boston Red Sox
Sat, Mar 12 4:00 PM Oakland Athletics* @ Texas Rangers
Sat, Mar 12 8:00 PM New York Yankees* @ Tampa Bay Rays
Sat, Mar 12 11:00 PM Cleveland Indians* @ San Diego Padres
Sun, Mar 13 3:00 AM Chicago White Sox @ Chicago Cubs (split squad)
Sun, Mar 13 6:00 AM Toronto Blue Jays* @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sun, Mar 13 9:00 AM Colorado Rockies* @ Milwaukee Brewers
Sun, Mar 13 1:00 PM LIVE: St. Louis Cardinals* @ Washington Nationals
Sun, Mar 13 4:00 PM LIVE: Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Sun, Mar 13 8:00 PM New York Mets* @ Miami Marlins
Mon, Mar 14 12:00 AM Cincinnati Reds* @ Seattle Mariners
Mon, Mar 14 3:00 AM Los Angeles Dodgers @ Colorado Rockies*
Mon, Mar 14 6:00 AM Detroit Tigers* @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Mon, Mar 14 9:00 AM Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays (split squad)*
Mon, Mar 14 1:00 PM LIVE: Minnesota Twins @ St. Louis Cardinals
Mon, Mar 14 4:00 PM LIVE: Colorado Rockies @ Seattle Mariners (split squad)
Mon, Mar 14 10:00 PM LIVE: San Francisco Giants @ Oakland Athletics
Tue, Mar 15 2:00 AM Cincinnati Reds* @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Tue, Mar 15 9:00 AM Cincinnati Reds* @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Tue, Mar 15 1:00 PM LIVE: Washington Nationals* @ Houston Astros
Tue, Mar 15 6:00 PM LIVE: New York Yankees* @ Boston Red Sox
Tue, Mar 15 10:00 PM Chicago Cubs* @ San Diego Padres
Wed, Mar 16 2:00 AM Seattle Mariners* @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Wed, Mar 16 6:00 AM Kansas City Royals @ Cincinnati Reds
Wed, Mar 16 9:00 AM Atlanta Braves @ Detroit Tigers
Wed, Mar 16 1:00 PM LIVE: Detroit Tigers* @ Houston Astros
Wed, Mar 16 4:00 PM LIVE: Chicago White Sox* @ Milwaukee Brewers
Wed, Mar 16 9:30 PM LIVE: Cincinnati Reds* @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Thu, Mar 17 12:30 AM Toronto Blue Jays* @ New York Yankees
Thu, Mar 17 6:00 AM Pittsburgh Pirates* @ Baltimore Orioles
Thu, Mar 17 9:00 AM Chicago Cubs @ Kansas City Royals*
Thu, Mar 17 1:00 PM LIVE: St. Louis Cardinals* @ Detroit Tigers
Thu, Mar 17 4:00 PM LIVE: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Colorado Rockies*
Thu, Mar 17 10:00 PM LIVE: San Francisco Giants* @ San Diego Padres
Fri, Mar 18 2:00 AM Toronto Blue Jays (split squad)* @ Houston Astros (split squad)
Fri, Mar 18 6:00 AM New York Yankees* @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Fri, Mar 18 9:00 AM Tampa Bay Rays* @ Philadelphia Phillies
Fri, Mar 18 1:00 PM LIVE: Houston Astros* @ Toronto Blue Jays
Fri, Mar 18 4:00 PM LIVE: Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox
Fri, Mar 18 7:00 PM Baltimore Orioles* @ New York Yankees
Sat, Mar 19 12:00 AM San Diego Padres* @ San Francisco Giants
Sat, Mar 19 3:00 AM Washington Nationals* @ New York Mets
Sat, Mar 19 6:00 AM Cincinnati Reds* @ Milwaukee Brewers
Sat, Mar 19 9:00 AM Pittsburgh Pirates* @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sat, Mar 19 1:00 PM LIVE: New York Mets* @ Washington Nationals
Sat, Mar 19 4:00 PM LIVE: Colorado Rockies* @ San Diego Padres
Sat, Mar 19 8:00 PM St. Louis Cardinals* @ Boston Red Sox
Sat, Mar 19 11:00 PM Oakland Athletics (split squad) @ San Francisco Giants
Sun, Mar 20 2:00 AM Kansas City Royals (split squad) @ Texas Rangers (split squad)
Sun, Mar 20 6:00 AM Philadelphia Phillies* @ Toronto Blue Jays
Sun, Mar 20 9:00 AM Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago White Sox
Sun, Mar 20 1:00 PM LIVE: Boston Red Sox @ New York Mets
Mon, Mar 21 2:00 AM Tampa Bay Rays* @ Baltimore Orioles
Mon, Mar 21 6:00 AM Cleveland Indians* @ Seattle Mariners
Mon, Mar 21 9:00 AM Kansas City Royals* @ Chicago Cubs
Mon, Mar 21 4:00 PM LIVE: Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Indians*
Mon, Mar 21 10:00 PM LIVE: Cincinnati Reds* @ San Diego Padres
Tue, Mar 22 2:00 AM Milwaukee Brewers (split squad)* @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Tue, Mar 22 6:00 AM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Milwaukee Brewers (split squad)*
Tue, Mar 22 9:00 AM Colorado Rockies* @ Texas Rangers
Tue, Mar 22 1:00 PM LIVE: Atlanta Braves* @ Houston Astros
Tue, Mar 22 4:00 PM LIVE: Texas Rangers* @ San Diego Padres
Tue, Mar 22 9:00 PM LIVE: Los Angeles Dodgers* @ Kansas City Royals
Wed, Mar 23 12:00 AM San Francisco Giants (split squad)* @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Wed, Mar 23 3:00 AM San Francisco Giants (split squad)* @ Chicago White Sox
Wed, Mar 23 6:00 AM Baltimore Orioles* @ Minnesota Twins (split squad)
Wed, Mar 23 9:00 AM Oakland Athletics* @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (split squad)
Wed, Mar 23 1:00 PM LIVE: Tampa Bay Rays* @ Minnesota Twins
Wed, Mar 23 5:00 PM LIVE: New York Yankees* @ Washington Nationals
Wed, Mar 23 10:00 PM LIVE: Oakland Athletics* @ Seattle Mariners
Thu, Mar 24 2:00 AM Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians
Thu, Mar 24 6:00 AM Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals
Thu, Mar 24 9:00 AM Baltimore Orioles* @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Thu, Mar 24 1:00 PM LIVE: Houston Astros* @ New York Mets (split squad)
Thu, Mar 24 4:00 PM LIVE: Seattle Mariners* @ Colorado Rockies
Thu, Mar 24 10:00 PM LIVE: Los Angeles Dodgers @ Cleveland Indians*
Fri, Mar 25 2:00 AM Philadelphia Phillies* @ Atlanta Braves
Fri, Mar 25 6:00 AM Kansas City Royals @ Milwaukee Brewers
Fri, Mar 25 9:00 AM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Chicago White Sox
Fri, Mar 25 4:00 PM LIVE: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Oakland Athletics*
Fri, Mar 25 8:00 PM Toronto Blue Jays* @ Philadelphia Phillies
Fri, Mar 25 11:00 PM Pittsburgh Pirates* @ Boston Red Sox
Sat, Mar 26 2:00 AM Colorado Rockies* @ Cincinnati Reds
Sat, Mar 26 6:00 AM Milwaukee Brewers* @ Chicago Cubs
Sat, Mar 26 9:00 AM Chicago White Sox* @ Seattle Mariners
Sat, Mar 26 1:00 PM LIVE: Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles*
Sat, Mar 26 4:00 PM LIVE: San Francisco Giants* @ Chicago Cubs
Sat, Mar 26 8:00 PM Tampa Bay Rays* @ Pittsburgh Pirates (split squad)
Sat, Mar 26 11:00 PM Texas Rangers* @ Colorado Rockies
Sun, Mar 27 2:00 AM Washington Nationals* @ St. Louis Cardinals
Sun, Mar 27 6:00 AM New York Mets* @ Atlanta Braves
Sun, Mar 27 9:00 AM Arizona Diamondbacks* @ Milwaukee Brewers
Sun, Mar 27 1:00 PM LIVE: Minnesota Twins* @ New York Yankees
Sun, Mar 27 4:00 PM LIVE: Cincinnati Reds* @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Sun, Mar 27 8:00 PM Baltimore Orioles* @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Sun, Mar 27 11:00 PM Seattle Mariners* @ Chicago Cubs
Mon, Mar 28 2:00 AM Milwaukee Brewers* @ Cleveland Indians
Mon, Mar 28 6:00 AM Toronto Blue Jays* @ Tampa Bay Rays
Mon, Mar 28 9:00 AM Arizona Diamondbacks (split squad)* @ Texas Rangers
Mon, Mar 28 4:00 PM LIVE: Chicago White Sox @ Colorado Rockies*
Mon, Mar 28 10:00 PM LIVE: Texas Rangers* @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Tue, Mar 29 2:00 AM Arizona Diamondbacks* @ San Francisco Giants
Tue, Mar 29 6:00 AM Houston Astros* @ Atlanta Braves
Tue, Mar 29 9:00 AM Minnesota Twins* @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Tue, Mar 29 1:00 PM LIVE: New York Yankees (split squad)* @ Philadelphia Phillies
Tue, Mar 29 4:00 PM LIVE: Oakland Athletics* @ Chicago Cubs
Tue, Mar 29 9:00 PM LIVE: San Francisco Giants* @ Kansas City Royals
Wed, Mar 30 12:00 AM Atlanta Braves* @ Baltimore Orioles
Wed, Mar 30 3:00 AM Washington Nationals* @ St. Louis Cardinals
Wed, Mar 30 6:00 AM Cincinnati Reds* @ Milwaukee Brewers
Wed, Mar 30 9:00 AM Miami Marlins* @ New York Mets
Wed, Mar 30 1:00 PM LIVE: Boston Red Sox (split squad)* @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Wed, Mar 30 4:00 PM LIVE: Chicago White Sox @ Cincinnati Reds*
Wed, Mar 30 9:00 PM Detroit Tigers* @ Baltimore Orioles
Thu, Mar 31 12:00 AM San Diego Padres* @ Seattle Mariners
Thu, Mar 31 3:00 AM St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins
Thu, Mar 31 6:00 AM Washington Nationals* @ New York Mets
Thu, Mar 31 9:00 AM Toronto Blue Jays* @ Minnesota Twins
Thu, Mar 31 1:00 PM LIVE: St. Louis Cardinals* @ New York Yankees (split squad)
Thu, Mar 31 4:00 PM Boston Red Sox* @ Minnesota Twins
Thu, Mar 31 10:00 PM LIVE: Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets*
Fri, Apr 1 2:00 AM Oakland Athletics @ San Francisco Giants
Fri, Apr 1 6:00 AM New York Yankees (split squad)* @ Detroit Tigers
Fri, Apr 1 9:00 AM Milwaukee Brewers* @ Houston Astros
Fri, Apr 1 2:00 PM LIVE: Milwaukee Brewers* @ Houston Astros
Fri, Apr 1 7:00 PM LIVE: Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays
Fri, Apr 1 10:00 PM LIVE: Oakland Athletics @ San Francisco Giants
Sat, Apr 2 1:00 AM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Sat, Apr 2 4:00 AM Minnesota Twins @ Washington Nationals
Sat, Apr 2 7:00 AM Baltimore Orioles* @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sat, Apr 2 10:00 AM Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets*
Sat, Apr 2 1:00 PM LIVE: Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays
Sat, Apr 2 4:00 PM LIVE: San Francisco Giants @ Oakland Athletics
Sat, Apr 2 9:00 PM LIVE: Los Angeles Dodgers @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Sun, Apr 3 12:00 AM Cleveland Indians* @ Texas Rangers
Sun, Apr 3 3:00 AM Phillies Futures @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sun, Apr 3 6:00 AM Minnesota Twins* @ Washington Nationals
Sun, Apr 3 9:00 AM Seattle Mariners @ Colorado Rockies
Sun, Apr 3 3:00 PM LIVE: Chicago Cubs* @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
All Times ET

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