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Citytv Toronto Presents "Batter Up" Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 at 10:30pm ET

    Hosted by Citytv Sports Specialist Hugh Burrill

    TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - Baseball fanatics prepare to get your fix when
"Batter Up" premieres Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 at 10:30pm ET on Citytv Toronto.
    Hosted by Citytv's resident Sport Specialist Hugh Burrill, "Batter Up"
covers everything baseball, from the minor leagues to our very own
Toronto Blue Jays! Watch as Hugh gets some valuable advice on hitting,
pitching and fielding from the experts at the Baseball Zone, learns how to
select the right equipment with former Blue Jay Duane Ward and goes one on one
with Jays' pitching coach Brad Arnsberg. Fellow Sports Specialist
Kathryn Humphreys introduces us to Jays' General Manager JP Ricciardi and some
of your favourite Blue Jays open up about their most memorable moments in
baseball - from little league! Plus, learn more about the Jays Rookie League
Program with Vernon Wells.
    "Batter Up gives fans of all levels, from amateurs to pros, an all access
pass to baseball in Toronto," says Host Hugh Burrill, "As a sports reporter, I
thought I knew a lot about the game, but I had no idea how hard it is to throw
a strike until I got a private lesson from Jays pitching coach Brad Arnsberg!"
    Catch all of the action when "Batter Up" premieres Tuesday, May 13th,
2008 on Citytv Toronto. For more information on Citytv Programming visit,

    Citytv, with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and
Winnipeg, broadcasts intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse
television in its own unique, interactive style. With its strong local voice,
Citytv offers a distinct alternative to other conventional television
offerings. Its instantly recognizable 'look' and 'sound' are the product of
refreshingly different on-air personalities, unique program formats and high
television style. Citytv is a division of Rogers Media Inc., a division of
Rogers Communications Inc.

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