[05/23/17 - 08:26 AM] Discovery's "Diesel Brothers" Take the Mound for All-Star Two Night MLB-Themed Special Said stunt features Detroit Tigers' superstar Miguel Cabrera and MLB Network analysts Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and former All-Star Carlos Peña.
[via press release from Discovery]
DISCOVERY'S "DIESEL BROTHERS" TAKE THE MOUND FOR ALL-STAR TWO NIGHT MLB-THEMED SPECIAL
FEATURING THE DETROIT TIGERS' MIGUEL CABRERA AND MLB NETWORK ANALYSTS
HALL OF FAMER PEDRO MARTINEZ AND FORMER ALL-STAR CARLOS PE�A
TWO-NIGHT SPECIAL AIRS MONDAY, JUNE 19 AND THURSDAY, JUNE 22 AT 9PM ET/PT
(New York) Heavy D, Diesel Dave, Redbeard and The Muscle have built an empire with DieselSellerz, bringing extreme tricked out trucks to fans across America. Internet sensations, the team showcase crazy pranks and stunt driving to their loyal followers. They work hard and play hard, but this time they're taking their diesel game to the ballpark... with Detroit Tigers' superstar Miguel Cabrera and MLB Network analysts Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and former All-Star Carlos Pe�a. The two-night special, DIESEL BROTHERS: THE DOUBLEHEADER, premieres on Monday, June 19th at 9pm ET/PT and concludes on Thursday, June 22nd at 9PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. The special will also air in Spanish on Discovery Espa�ol on June 19 and June 26 at 10pm ET/PT.
For the first time, Discovery and MLB Network team up to bring viewers closer to players than ever before. Heavy D and Diesel Dave step up to the plate for Tigers' first baseman, and car enthusiast, Miguel Cabrera to trick out his 2016 Chevy Silverado. The duo know diesel, but to knock this build out of the park, they'll need the help of Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and All-Star Carlos Pe�a. However, the MLB stars are in for a surprise with a taste of Heavy D and Diesel Dave's legendary stunt driving.
"I was excited to have the Diesel Brothers build a truck for me because my grandfather was a mechanic in Venezuela and my dad likes to watch the show," Cabrera said. "I told Heavy D and Diesel Dave I wanted something big and powerful to auction off to raise money for my foundation."
In addition, the DIESEL BROTHERS have created two UTVs (utility task vehicles) inspired by the American League and National League that will be on display at MLB All-Star FanFest, the world's premiere interactive baseball theme park, from July 7-11 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in the lead up to Major League Baseball's 88th Midsummer Classic at Marlins Park. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.
DIESEL BROTHERS launched during Discovery's "Motor Mondays" in early 2016, pulling more than 2 million viewers per episode and placing as the year's #1 new unscripted series on all of cable with men 25-54. The series saw impressive growth upon its return in 2017, up +14% in adults and men 25-54. The first two seasons of DIESEL BROTHERS are available on DiscoveryGo.com and on the Discovery GO App, which is available on iTunes and Google Play.
DIESEL BROTHERS is produced for Discovery Channel by Magilla Entertainment. For Magilla Entertainment Matthew Ostrom, Laura Palumbo Johnson, Jason Fox and Cristin Cricco-Powell are executive producers. For Discovery, Craig Coffman is Executive Producer, Todd Lefkowitz is Producer and Lindsay Malinchak is Associate Producer.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and captivates superfans around the globe with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Available in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery's programming reaches 3 billion cumulative viewers, who together consume 54 billion hours of Discovery content each year. Discovery's offering extends beyond traditional TV to all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio and Discovery Kids Play; over-the-top streaming services such as Eurosport Player; digital-first and social video from Group Nine Media; and virtual reality storytelling through Discovery VR. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About MLB Network
MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, featuring the multiple Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight, live regular season and Postseason game telecasts, original programming, highlights, and insights and analysis. MLB Network debuted on January 1, 2009 in a record-setting 50 million homes, is currently distributed by more than 250 distributors in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean and Latin America, and is available for live, authenticated streaming via MLB.com At Bat and MLBNetwork.com. For more information and to find MLB Network in your area, go to www.MLBNetwork.com.
About The Detroit Tigers:
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. An Ilitch organization, the Tigers play their home games at Comerica Park located within The District Detroit, one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Other Ilitch companies include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Development of Michigan, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., MotorCity Casino Hotel and Champion Foods. For more information, visit www.Tigers.com, www.DistrictDetroit.com and www.IlitchCompanies.com.