Further, SCEA is saying that if you reserve and buy your copy of MLB 11 The Show, you'll be entitled to 30 days of MLB TV for free, over your PS3. The console began offering the service last year. With it you may see your favourite team's "out of market" games - that means, not the home team broadcast but the visiting team's feed. Of course, as you're claiming this subscription in March, and the regular season doesn't begin until April, you'll be waiting 30 days or watching the service's archived footage.
As for the controller, I have to say I approve. It's an appealing, minimalist design that won't become dated by using this year's logo. It's $US54.99 and works just like the ol' reliable DualShock.
MLB 11 The Show: Twins All-Star Joe Mauer Returns as Cover Athlete [PlayStation Blog]