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Jerry Seinfeld to Call Tonight’s Mets Game

If you’re still somehow interested in the Mets, we have good news for you: Jerry Seinfeld is going to call tonights game. The New York Post reports that Seinfeld will start with SNY’s pregame show — Mets First Pitch — at 6 pm, and then move into the booth with Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling and Gary Cohen, as the Mets take on the San Francisco Giants.

This is the second time Seinfeld has called a Mets game. The first was June 23, 2010. The Mets blanked the Tigers 5-0 that game, so hopefully Seinfeld’s winning ways continue tonight.

If nothing else, at least Roger McDowell won’t be there spitting on people.

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YES Network Set for Record Spring Training of Yankee Games

Somewhere between snowstorm and snow melt, pitchers and catchers arrived in Florida. Spring Training begins in earnest on the YES Network on February 24. It’s a record 19 Grapefruit League telecasts for the YES Network this year.

Among the highlights on the exhibition schedule, a matchup with the Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic team on March 6, the Washington Nationals in D.C. on March 29, and the Army at West Point on March 30.

Over on the Mets and SNY side of the ledger… the sports network announced plans to expand coverage of the Amazins this season. SNY has added Mets First Pitch and Mets Insider to the lineup.

Among the elements of First Pitch are Mets manager Terry Collins‘ pre-game press conference and exclusive one-on-one interviews with players from both dugouts.

Insider, which debuts on March 31, will be produced in a magazine-style format. It will feature shows on a variety of topics, including episodes focused on the Mets draft and prospects, player profiles, and “Where are they Now.”

As for the game coverage, Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, Keith Hernandez, and Kevin Burkhardt return to provide fans the action all-season long on SNY. Hall-of-Famer Ralph Kiner returns to the broadcast booth for his 52nd season covering the Mets as a contributing analyst.

Al Michaels and Bob Costas Team Up Friday Night Mets/Giants Game on MLB Network, SNY

For the first time, sportscasting giants Bob Costas and Al Michaels team up to call a baseball game.

Friday night, NBC Sports colleagues Costas and Michaels will join forces in the booth for the New York Mets at the San Francisco Giants on the MLB Network at 10 p.m.

Costas is the cable network’s signature personality hosting interview show Studio 42, along with providing occasional play-by-play for Thursday Night Baseball.

As for Michaels, this ends a 16-year void away from announcing baseball.

With the game blacked out in local markets, Major League Baseball is making sure everyone a chance to watch this historic pairing. They will appear on SNY (and Comcast SportsNet Bay) during the evening, alternating with home team announcers on the MLB Network.

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Stanley Tucci Brings Vine Talk to Paso Robles

The latest episode of PBS TV series Vine Talk has a Central California flavor. Premiering over the weekend, “Zeroing in on Zinfandels” sent actor-host Stanley Tucci to the Paso Robles region to sample a concoction first bottled in California in 1857.

If you haven’t seen the program, it’s a pleasant diversion, with Tucci joined by various wine experts and celebrity guests such as, in this case, former New York Mets pitcher Ron Darling and Grammy nominated violinist Philippe Quint. Tucci asks Darling why so many MLB pitchers now seem to be into wine:

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