Frede, a veteran New England sportscaster, worked the 2009 and 2010 CCBL games at Fenway Park as well as the 2008 game in Chatham.
Merloni, a Cape League Hall of Fame player (Bourne, 1991; Cotuit, 1992) and a major league infielder (Red Sox, Indians, Padres and Angels), teamed with Frede for last year s telecast and has become a popular sports commentator on Comcast SportsNet and Boston radio (WEEI)
This year’s game took on added significance when the Cape League announced that it will be dedicated to the memory of Christina-Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl who was killed in a Jan. 8 shooting spree in Tucson, Ariz., in which U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was seriously wounded. The Green family will be at the game and Christina s older brother Dallas is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Scarafile also thanked Tom Souza, president of USA World Events, who is coordinating the production with CSNNE and the Cape League.
“Tom‘s hard work has fashioned this exciting new partnership and we are very grateful to him,” she said.
Comcast cable subscribers on Cape Cod may access CSNNE on standard definition (SD) channel 52 and high definition (HD) channel 852.
Satellite TV subscribers may tune to SD 630/HD 630-I on DirecTV and SD 419/HD 5419 on Dish Network. Those who subscribe to AT&T U-Verse will find CSNNE on SD 714/HD 1714.
All the networks carrying the game are members of Comcast Sports Group, part of the NBC Sports Group, which consists of 14 local networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and breaking news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes.
Comcast Sports Group s sports networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn, Mountain West Sports Network, CSS and Comcast Sports Southwest.
Comcast Sports Group also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation's largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.
A complete list of all CSNNE providers in New England is available on the company s web site, www.csnne.com. A link to this list also can be found on the Cape League s newly redesigned web site, www.capecodbaseball.org.
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