- Jul 15, 2005
We're all set, starting Tuesday:
Yep, that's right ... from MLB.com
Won't the ending of the first game conflict with the presidential debate? (If so, good thing, because I can't watch those debates, they make me too nervous.)The great thing about the Indians drawing the Yankees is that they get time slots where I might actually see some of the games. Tito is officially not coming back this year, so expect the Indians to blow at least one of these when Sandy Alomar inexplicably brings Phil Maton in to pitch in a 1-run game.
Why would they delay starts? For TV? ESPN can start broadcasts on ESPN2, ESPNews or ESPNU in the (likely) event that games run over 3 hours.I see a couple of three hour windows for games. I expect delays in starts for the later ones, like CWS v. A’s and Milwaukee v. LAD on Wednesday.
ESPN2 is already booked. I don’t think playoff games have been on ESPNEWS or U beforeWhy would they delay starts? For TV? ESPN can start broadcasts on ESPN2, ESPNews or ESPNU in the (likely) event that games run over 3 hours.
Game threes are listed there, likely as a placeholderYep, one of the schedules I saw listed the TV programming as "ESPN Family"
How often has ESPN had rights to this many different series at one time? Prior to this post-season, there's never been more than four series being played at any given time, and typically the broadcast rights were split between two networks (one AL, one NL). So at most, ESPN has only ever had two post-season games to broadcast on any given day. I don't think we can look at past seasons for precedent in these unprecedented times. I think they're far more likely to shift the start of White Sox-A's or Brewers-Dodgers to ESPNews than they are to delay the start of the games.ESPN2 is already booked. I don’t think playoff games have been on ESPNEWS or U before
NY is missing quite a few pitchers who would be playing big roles in the postseason: Severino, Paxton, German (eligible to return now but will not do so since he has been out all year), Kahnle.The post about Donaldson made me wonder. Who are the teams most impacted by injuries?
I think that Oakland was hurt by the injury to Chapman. Who else?
It more has to do with the networks emptying the barrels of programming they have in the vault ... since production halted in the spring and the "new season" which would be up and running by now, has been delayed because of the pandemicI never watch the networks anymore, and I wonder if the shows being advertised, like Supermarket Sweep, go some way toward explaining our current political atmosphere.