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Gentlemen, get your glasses: Yankees-Mariners to be in 3D in July

May 5, 2010 | 11:05 am

DirecTV and the YES Network that broadcasts most Yankees games, announced Wednesday that the Yankees-Mariners games of July 10 and July 11 from Seattle will be offered in a separate 3D telecast as well as the regular high definition form. 

This can serve as a little teaser for the MLB All-Star game from Anaheim, which also will be done in 3D on Fox July 13.

The Yankees-Mariners broadcast will only be available to customers in the YES territory of New York, Connecticut and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as FSN Northwest's territory of Washington, Oregon, Alaska and parts of Idaho and Montana. It will also be available to DirecTV subscribers.

Oh, and you will need a 3D television. And glasses. A quick check shows that for around $3,000 to $,4000 you could add an LG model, a Samsung model or a Panasonic model to your entertainment center. Seems as if you can even get one pair of viewing glasses free. If anyone else wants to watch, though, the glasses are extra. 

And if you "act fast," Samsung is offering its $350 3D starter kit (that kit, of course, doesn't include a TV) for free!

-- Diane Pucin