(posted by One More Dying Quail)
I’m pretty sure AA didn’t do this already, but in order to prepare myself for the coming months, I decided to do a team-by-team breakdown of this season’s nationally televised MLB games. As expected, the Mets, Yankees and Red Sox top the list:
|New York Mets||1||10||3||14|
|New York Yankees||3||9||2||14|
|Boston Red Sox||2||8||3||13|
|Los Angeles Angels||9||3||12|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||1||9||10|
|St. Louis Cardinals||8||1||9|
|Chicago White Sox||4||2||6|
|San Diego Padres||6||6|
|San Francisco Giants||2||2|
|Toronto Blue Jays||1||1|
|Tampa Bay Rays||0|
|Kansas City Royals||0|
The only station that has released a full schedule thus far is FOX (with the exception of the final two weeks of the season, which are TBD). The last game listed for TBS is May 25; for ESPN, the last known game is July 20 (June 1-July 6 are TBD). FOX’s schedule also includes a number of regional games, which accounts for the large number of games.
Seven teams are not currently scheduled to appear on national television at all in 2008. Most are unsurprising, but I have to say that the absence of at least one Tampa Bay game is a bit shocking. The Rays are this year’s “It” team, full of youth and vim and vigor, a fact that I thought might have appealed to the television people.
Two notes regarding the weekend:
1) Like last weekend, we’ll be throwing up two open threads and seeing if they stick – one on Saturday for FOX (Dodgers vs. Braves, Indians vs. Twins, or Mets vs. Phillies) and one on Sunday night for ESPN (Mets vs. Phillies). Put on your commenting shoes and stop by.
2) My email address is email@example.com. Please do send along any tips, hate mail, or money to that address.