"MLB 2012: Baseball is Back" premieres tonight

For many fans as well as the players themselves, the first glimpse of the perfectly manicured field at their home ballpark symbolizes the return of the national pastime.  In a new one-hour special debuting this Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2, MLB Productions spotlights the work of seven club groundskeepers as they work tirelessly to make sure their fields are ready for Opening Day.  

Presented by Scotts, the Official Lawn Care Company of Major League Baseball, "MLB 2012: Baseball Is Back" takes viewers through Opening Day festivities at a series of ballparks around the league showcasing the hope and faith among fans as the season gets underway.