On Sunday, April 4th, PIX will air "Baseball 2010: This is Big" a 60-minute original special previewing the much-anticipated 2010 New York Mets and Yankees baseball season, as one team looks to rebound and the other looks to repeat. "Baseball 2010: This is Big," hosted by PIX Sports anchor Lolita Lopez, airs April 4th at 7pm.
Among the program highlights:
-- Lolita challenges Jason Bay, the Mets newest Outfielder, to a game of air hockey as he discusses what it was like trading his hockey stick for a baseball bat at an early age in his native Canada. Plus, she profiles Curtis Granderson, new Center Fielder for the Yankees.
-- Yankee legends, including Reggie Jackson, discuss the Yankee Traditions and how they are passed from one generation of players to the next
-- A profile of Catie Francoeur, wife of Mets Right Fielder Jeff Francoeur, who spoke about her family's path to the Major Leagues
-- A look at the future stars of tomorrow, including Ike Davis, a first baseman prospect for the Mets; and Yankees catcher Jesus Montero
-- Newsday sports writer Ken Davidoff discusses changes to the NL and AL East and how these changes will affect the Mets and Yankees this season;
-- The faces of New York baseball, David Wright and Derek Jeter, discuss what the game of baseball means to them and their childhood dreams of playing in the Major Leagues;
The 11th consecutive Mets baseball season on PIX swings into action on Friday, April 16 at 8pm when the Mets face the St. Louis Cardinals for the first of 25 regular season Mets games airing in HD on PIX. PIX will also air the June 19 and 20 Subway Series games when the Mets face the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
WPIX, the place for Mets baseball since 1999, has won three Emmy Awards for live sports coverage of the Mets. For a complete schedule, coverage and photos visit www.wpix.com
"Baseball 2010: This is Big," which airs Sunday April 4th from 7-8 pm, is presented by Verizon FiOS.
PIX To Air "Baseball 2010: This Is Big"
Original Special Previews: 2010 New York Mets And New York Yankees Baseball Season To Air On April 4
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