Matt Vasgersian Joins MLB Network

Matt
Vasgersian, the television voice of the San Diego Padres for the past seven
years on Channel 4 San Diego will become the lead anchor on the new MLB
Network. MLB Network launches on January 1, 2009.
“Matt has
done a great job for us for seven years, and the fact that he’s been given this
new role on the national stage is a testament to how good he is as what he
does, and the fact that Channel 4 San Diego’s Padres coverage is recognized
nationally,” said Craig Nichols, Vice President and General Manager of Channel
4 San Diego. “We worked really hard to keep Matt in
San Diego, but MLB Network was such a
fantastic opportunity for him.”
“The decision to leave Cox, Channel 4 San
Diego and the Padres was bittersweet because I love this community and I’m
leaving one of the best seats in baseball,” said Vasgersian, “but looking
forward, I’m really excited and quite flattered to be a part of the new MLB
Network from the ground level.”