Time Is Now for NESN


New England Sports Network will debut Red Sox Now Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. (EST), the network said Thursday.

The half-hour show, set to air every Wednesday until spring training, will present Red Sox “hot-stove” news and in-depth commentary.

Red Sox Now will be hosted by Tom Caron, who will be joined by in-studio guest analysts, baseball writers and columnists.

NESN said it will air 23 episodes of Red Sox Now, including five consecutive nights live from the opening week of the Major League Baseball club’s spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., and a one-hour preseason special to kick off the 2006 season.