Pelicans Games To Be Televised
On Monday, July 25, 2005, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans home game against the Potomac Nationals will be televised throughout the southeast. Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) will carry the live broadcast, which will air in 11 states to approximately 4.5 million viewers. It’s the first time in club history that a Pelicans game will be broadcast regionally and it’s the first time since 2000 that a Pelicans game has been televised. The Pelicans will also be televised on Monday, August 8 when they play host to the Kinston Indians.
“We are excited about the agreement. It’s our chance to show the region what baseball with all the fix’ns looks like. Braves baseball, a top-notch ballpark, and beach town fun – all delivered to your couch,” said Matt O’Brien, Pelicans General Manager.
CSS Vice President/General Manager, Mark Fuhrman added, “We’re very excited about our ability to carry Myrtle Beach “Braves” games to our regional footprint throughout the Southeast.”
Both games will re-air on BravesVision, a dedicated channel for the Atlanta Braves available in the Atlanta, GA television market.
“It’s exciting that some of the players’ family members will be able to watch these guys play ball. This might be the first time that some of these players have played on TV, so it’s going to be a thrill for them,” mentioned Randy Ingle, Pelicans Manager.
With the game being televised across the South, including Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, the games will give fans from outside the Myrtle Beach area a chance to watch the Pelicans.
Thanks to MBBC’s Ryan Ibbotson for this capcom story.