Let me see if I got this straight.
Unless you're the New York Yankees or playing the New York Yankees, your team is going to be on at some weird, inconvenient time.
Who decides that?
I understand that the New York Yankees are a very popular team. I understand that they're the most winning team in the history of American sports. I understand in television it's all about ratings. But surely them being who they are shouldn't mean that other fan bases have to deal with odd game times just so networks can make a buck.
I don't know if the networks have noticed, but the St. Louis Cardinals are second to the New York Yankees when it comes to baseball championships and are just as popular.
Ever heard of Cardinal Nation?
It has just as much of a fanbase as the Yankees, if not more.
But instead the Cardinals and Giants are being show today at 3 p.m., a time when fans can only catch the end of a game on TV because they worked all day. If some are lucky they are able to listen to the radio or paid some amount of money to watch it on their phone or computer. Then there's the lucky ones who managed to get a ticket.
I suppose a team that had such a fantastic finish in 2011 isn't worthy of more widespread, convenient coverage even though the Cardinals are once again on track to be left for dead and possibly win their first back-to-back championship in team history.
Today's games are being played on two different networks for crying out loud. Why can't they just be played at the same time? With the Cardinals and Yankees both playing for the pennant the ratings will be high on both Fox and TBS.
Yankees fans get to go home and watch the game. Cardinals and Giants fans couldn't do that.
I just don't understand why the defending 2011 World Champions are being broadcasted at times when their fans cannot watch over the Yankees who are always in the postseason. San Francisco really gets the shot in the arm because it'll be 1 o'clock when the game starts in California.
If games are being played on two different networks why are there afternoon games? These are the championship series of the National and American leagues, they should be played at times when people can watch. With four teams and two games a night (give or take an off day) there's no reason for this at all. The networks get their ratings, the fans watch their teams.
Everyone wins — except the team with the fewest runs in the bottom of the ninth.
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