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Costas coast to coast

As good as the new MLB-TV channel has been so far, with full broadcasts of recent playoff and World Series games, hot stove coverage and highlight reels from classic games, I can't wait to see what happens when the games start.

Major League Baseball made a big and bold investment in the channel Tuesday when it announced that Bob Costas has been brought onboard to do some play by play.

Costas, of course, is a seasoned baseball broadcaster. My earliest memory of him is when he interviewed a red cowboy hat wearing Augie Busch Jr. and Whitey Herzog in the Cardinals locker room following St. Louis' victory in the 1982 World Series.

As far as I am concerned, the more baseball content I can get, the better. And Costas will guarantee the channel will have well done games.

One of Major League Baseball's biggest flaws has been the lack of out of market television exposure. Getting games on ESPN a couple of times a week has helped. But the dedicated channel gives it a chance to have a game on every night of the week.

The problem is that MLB-TV isn't available on Dish Network and many cable systems. Hopefully they're working on that one now.