Three of the top ten home run hitters in the American League - Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays, Brandon Moss of the Oakland Athletics and David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox - take center stage on this week's "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave," which airs tonight at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2.
Moss, whose Oakland Athletics currently have the best record in baseball, joins hosts Sway and Chris Distefano in studio at the MLB Fan Cave for the entire episode, which also includes the following segments:
- Bautista - who leads all MLB players in All-Star voting and this week was named captain of the AL squad in the Gillette Home Run Derby - takes to the streets of New York atop a double-decker tour bus with Distefano and Melanie Iglesias, throwing and hitting souvenirs to unsuspecting New Yorkers.
- Ortiz - the series Executive Producer - offers another installment of "Letters from Big Papi," this time sending a personal message to noted Red Sox fan Ben Affleck.
- Series host Fat Joe gets advice from Marlins pitcher A.J. Ramos before throwing a ceremonial first pitch at Marlins Park.
Previous episodes of "Off the Bat" have featured Ortiz as well as in-studio guests Bautista, Robinson Cano, Bryce Harper, Adam Jones, CC Sabathia, David Price, Chris Archer, Eric Young, Jr., Dee Gordon, Pedro Alvarez, Josh Donaldson, Carlos Gomez and Cardinals pitchers Adam Wainwright, Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha. Clips and full episodes can be seen here.
About "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave:"
"Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave" is a weekly, 30-minute series hosted from the MLB Fan Cave in New York City airing every Tuesday night at 11pm ET/PT on MTV2. Each week, MLB players will be in-studio for interviews and segments with series hosts Sway, Fat Joe, Chris Distefano and Melanie Iglesias, spotlighting the stars' personalities and passions. Every episode of "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave" will also feature on-location segments with players, diving deeper into their off-the-field interests that fans don't ordinarily see, whether it's a tour of their favorite restaurants or a look at their sneaker collection.