Iâ€™ve received a number of messages in recent weeks from British baseball fans asking if there is any news about the BBCâ€™s 2011 MLB coverage.Â Â
As of right now there has been no official announcement, but everything suggests that the USP Content production team will once again be bringing baseball to the British airwaves.
Producer Simon Crosse posted on the showâ€™s Facebook page on Wednesday that he was â€œhoping to clarify plans for season todayâ€, following on from his message on 5 January when he stated â€œMLB Winter Meetings Update: JC [Josh Chetwynd] on the squad for 2011â€.
Those were strong clues that the wheels were in motion to bring the show back.Â If the Radio Times schedule is to be believed, itâ€™s definitely going to happen and the team will be with us at 18.00 on Thursday 31 March (Opening Day) for the Yankees-Tigers games.Â This isnâ€™t confirmed on the 5 Live Sports Extra schedule as yet, but thereâ€™s nothing else there to clash with it either.
So all signs point towards another year of baseball on the BBC and another reason to be excited about opening day.