FOX Sports Energized for Its Return To Iowa and MLB at Field of Dreams
Last year’s inaugural presentation on FOX won the 2021 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Special.
[via press release from FOX Sports]
FOX SPORTS ENERGIZED FOR ITS RETURN TO IOWA AND MLB AT FIELD OF DREAMS
FOX MLBs Lead Voice Joe Davis Joins John Smoltz from the Corn
Kevin Burkhardt, David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez Lead Pregame Show
LOS ANGELES – The month of August means the corn is at optimum height and the FOX MLB team is set for a return to Dyersville, Iowa for year two of the magical MLB AT FIELD OF DREAMS GAME PRESENTED BY GEICO, with the Chicago Cubs taking on the Cincinnati Reds in a regular-season matchup on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7:00 PM ET on FOX, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app. Last year’s inaugural presentation on FOX won the 2021 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Special.
Joe Davis joins first-ballot Hall-of-Famer and Sports Emmy winner John Smoltz in the booth for the return to the site of the beloved Universal Pictures baseball classic, Field of Dreams. Two-time Emmy Award-winning reporter Ken Rosenthal and four-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Tom Verducci round out the broadcast crew, providing exclusive inside information and in-game reports.
Host Kevin Burkhardt is joined by World Series champion and Hall-of-Famer David Ortiz and World Series champion Alex Rodriguez on the network’s highly acclaimed pregame show Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6:00 PM ET on FOX.
With shades of Moonlight Graham, Tom Rinaldi, a 17-time Sports Emmy Award winner and seven-time Edward R. Morrow Award winner, is doing a feature on Roy Gleason, the only player in MLB history to have a perfect batting average, Purple Heart and World Series Ring.
FOX and MLB will also pay tribute to Field of Dreams star Ray Liotta, who passed away earlier this year, in a piece voiced by fellow castmate Kevin Costner that will air during the FOX MLB pregame show.
The 2022 “A Dream Fulfilled” youth baseball airs on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 5:00 PM ET on FS1.
FOX Deportes offers live, comprehensive coverage of the marquee game, featuring renowned announcer Adrian Garcia-Marquez, veteran baseball reporter Carlos Alvarez and former MLB infielder Edgar Gonzalez. Coverage begins Thursday night with a special edition of FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO at 6:00 PM ET.
FOX SPORTS TECHNOLOGY
FOX Sports delivers the game in 4K HDR, employing multiple aerial production drones and adding a “Pole Cam” with Dream Chip technology, as well as the new Sony Super 35mm 4K camera system. As part of an arsenal of nearly 40 cameras, four cinematic Super SloMo cameras, a pair of DirtCAMS and a Flycam capable of traveling between the movie set and primary field highlight the lineup. The network also uses more than 50 microphones, including multiple mics buried in the MLB field and one in each base, to capture the sounds of the game.
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