Jun. 29, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians base runner Austin Kearns is out at second after breaking up the double play attempt by Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Kelly Johnson in the third inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona Diamondbacks to be Featured on "Mike'd Up" Spring Game


While the casual fan probably finds a Spring game about as entertaining as a paint drying contest, MLB Network has added a new twist to an exhibition game that should make it more interesting.  The best thing–the contest will feature your Arizona Diamondbacks.

Assuming you’re one of the 6% of the nation that gets MLB Network–I kid!–on March 7th at 3:00PM you’ll be able to see and hear the D-Backs face off against the Cleveland Indians in a game featuring live in-game audio.  Up to six players per team–and the coaching staffs–will be fitted with mics in order to provide a new experience to fans.  Hopefully we’re not treated to a recounting of Grady Sizemore’s exploits the night before in downtown Scottsdale.  There will be a several second delay–I’m assuming just in case Gibby takes verbal exception to a call.  Definitely a cool idea, made better since it will include the defending 2011 NL West Champs.

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