‘Big Papi’ David Ortiz To Executive Produce New MTV Show
In a way to make baseball a more “cool” sport for the fans, Major League Baseball has reached a deal with MTV to bring a brand new television show to the station.
Boston Red Sox World Series MVP David Ortiz, and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen are both tapped to be executive producers of a weekly 30-episode series. The show will put pop culture together with the best personalities of baseball for an entertaining show that will bring a more human element to baseball, away from the numbers and statistics.
The show will be shot in New York City at the MLB Fan Cave which is located on 4th street and Broadway. The untitled show is part of a bigger partnership between MLB and MTV that will, “produce on-air and online events that will air on multiple channels (MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams) and integrate MLB players into existing shows and events and also produce new specials and weekend programming.”
This show will be ready to air just in time for the new baseball season, as it is scheduled to start in the spring on MTV2.