With today being a scheduled off-day for the San Francisco Giants, it gives the roster a great day to relax but we fans are left, well, Giant-less and nobody likes that. Thankfully, the good folks at NBC are more than willing to give us our needed fix.
A new collaboration between Major League Baseball and the NBC Sports Group entitled Caught Looking, which debuted last week, follows two different teams who are playing head to head in a pennant race, giving unprecedented access to the viewer. The opening hour long show featured the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles during their early September three game series and now taking the reigns will be our San Francisco Giants.
MLB Production cameras were in tow, even more than usual, during the Giants’ last homestand against the Los Angeles Dodgers and while they’re not giving out any secrets yet, they do say that they were given access no camera’s have ever been given – even going beyond that of Showtime’s The Franchise. Personally, I’m not sure how they’re be able to get anything more than that – but their hype machine has me interested.
The show will include not only commentary and interviews from players – both on-field and off, but also in-game commentary from players wearing wireless mics.
The network plans to follow six more series’ before the season comes to a close, finishing with the World Series.
You can tune into tonight at 6PM (9PM eastern) to the NBC Sports Network (that is different from NBC Bay Area) to catch the festivities. We’ll certainly put it on the site assuming they upload it to MLB.com as well for those who can’t set their DVR or don’t have NBC Sports.