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realreds1
01-31-2009, 08:50 PM
Hmm...


Link courtesy of Awful Announcing: (http://awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/2009/01/look-at-fox-and-espns-early-baseball.html)

Hey, it's snowing outside and we're in the midst of Super Bowl week, so what better time to share some Baseball news and schedules with you? ESPN is planning on bringing you around 80 games in 2009 and FOX is planning it's normal set of two or three regional games each Saturday.

Interesting collection of games, and taking a quick look through both the Cubs and Cardinals will be getting the lion's share of appearances on each network. Of course the ESPN schedule is only through July, and that could change, but prepare yourself for a good number of NL Central games this coming season. Here's the team breakdown....

Cubs- 12
Cardinals- 11
Mets, Dodgers, Twins, White Sox, Braves- 10
Angels, Phillies, Yankees, Red Sox- 9
Indians- 8
Astros, Tigers, Rays- 6
Giants, Brewers- 5
Rangers, Diamondbacks- 4
A's, Mariners, O's- 1
Blue Jays, Marlins, Padres, Nationals, Pirates, Reds, Rockies, Royals- 0

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball:
Atlanta at Philadelphia (April 5th, ESPN2)
Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee (April 12th)
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (April 19th)
New York Yankees at Boston (April 26th)
Chicago White Sox at Texas (May 3rd)
Tampa Bay at Boston (May 10th)
New York Mets at San Francisco (May 17th)
Milwaukee at Minnesota (May 24th)
Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs (May 31st)
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (July 12th)
New York Mets at Atlanta (July 19th)

FOX Saturday Baseball:

April 11th
Boston @ LA Angels
Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox
Houston @ St. Louis

April 18th
Cleveland @ NY Yankees
St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs
LA Angels @ Minnesota

April 25th
NY Yankees @ Boston
Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis

May 2nd
NY Mets @ Philadelphia
Houston @ Atlanta
Cleveland @ Detroit

May 9th
Tampa Bay @ Boston
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers
Atlanta @ Philadelphia

May 16th
NY Mets @ San Francisco
Cleveland @ Tampa Bay
LA Angels @ Texas

May 23rd
Philadelphia @ NY Yankees
Houston @ Texas

May 30th
LA Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs
Atlanta @ Arizona
Minnesota @ Tampa Bay

June 6th
Philadelphia @ LA Dodgers
Cleveland @ Chicago White Sox
Minnesota @ Seattle

June 13th
NY Mets @ NY Yankees
St. Louis @ Cleveland
Chicago White Sox @ Milwaukee

June 20th
Tampa Bay @ New York Mets
LA Dodgers @ LA Angels
Milwaukee @ Detroit

June 27th
Boston @ Atlanta
LA Angels @ Arizona
Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox

July 4th
New York Mets @ Philadelphia
Oakland @ Cleveland
Detroit @ Minnesota

July 11th
NY Yankees @ LA Angels
St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs

July 18th
NY Mets @ Atlanta
Houston @ LA Dodgers
Baltimore @ Chicago White Sox

July 25th
St. Louis @ Philadelphia
Minnesota @ LA Angels
Chicago White Sox @ Detroit

August 1st
Chicago White Sox @ NY Yankees
LA Dodgers @ Atlanta
Houston @ St Louis

August 8th
Boston @ NY Yankees
Texas @ LA Angels

August 15th
Philadelphia @ Atlanta
LA Dodgers @ Arizona
Cleveland @ Minnesota

August 22nd
NY Yankees @ Boston
Chicago Cubs @ LA Dodgers

August 29th
NY Mets @ Chicago Cubs
Houston @ Arizona
Tampa Bay @ Detroit

September 5th
Boston @ Chicago White Sox
San Francisco @ Milwaukee
Minnesota @ Cleveland

September 12th
NY Mets @ Philadelphia
Chicago White Sox @ LA Angels
Atlanta @ St. Louis

September 19th
Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers
Detroit @ Minnesota

September 26th
TBD

October 3rd
TBD

Jerry Narron
01-31-2009, 08:56 PM
I wonder why America doesn't want to watch a team full of "fringe" players.

realreds1
01-31-2009, 09:00 PM
Yikes... Look at that list of teams:

Blue Jays, Marlins, Padres, Nationals, Pirates, Reds, Rockies, Royals- 0


Please tell me this proud franchise isn't on-par with the Royals and Blue Jays.

mroby85
01-31-2009, 11:18 PM
Yikes... Look at that list of teams:

Blue Jays, Marlins, Padres, Nationals, Pirates, Reds, Rockies, Royals- 0


Please tell me this proud franchise isn't on-par with the Royals and Blue Jays.

We haven't made the playoffs since 95, history only carries you for so long.

fadetoblack2880
01-31-2009, 11:54 PM
i really hate espn.

Casey
02-01-2009, 10:25 AM
Yeah, that's pretty sad...not even a Fox regional game.
If I remember correctly, the only "national" game the Reds got last year was on TBS against the Red Sox.

Ghosts of 1990
02-01-2009, 11:53 AM
Yikes... Look at that list of teams:

Blue Jays, Marlins, Padres, Nationals, Pirates, Reds, Rockies, Royals- 0


Please tell me this proud franchise isn't on-par with the Royals and Blue Jays.

Look at the Blue Jays record the past 5 years.

We're definitely not on par with them. They are a "winner" every year by Cincinnati standards.

Jerome
02-01-2009, 02:00 PM
No surprise about the Cubs. But the St. Louis Pujols' next with 11? Don't get me wrong, Albert is one of the top hitters in history, but I'd rather turn off the TV and write a letter to my jailed uncle than watch the Cards. I'd rather watch the Brewers or Astros, both whom I despise, than the Cards. Anybody else? The Cards are the San Antonio Spurs of baseball, except not a dynasty.

http://www.jeromesredscare.blogspot.com

texasdave
02-01-2009, 03:50 PM
They aren't showing the Reds on "FREE" national TV so that the mulitude of Cincinnati fans across this great country of ours will be forced to purchase some sort of "Extra Innings" package. That's the ticket. The Cincinnati Reds are baseball's pay-per-view 'ace in the hole'. Baseball knows it has a gem in Cincinnati Reds' baseball, so in troubled economic times, baseball has taken the advice of ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Paraphrasing here, 'when you have something of value you just don't give the freaking thing away'.

Redus
02-01-2009, 10:53 PM
Its a shame but they dont deserve it.

Ghosts of 1990
02-02-2009, 01:00 AM
Another thing about baseball that stinks. But there is extra innings and i am in CBUS i get all the games pretty much on tv

Jr's Boy
02-02-2009, 01:26 AM
I think it may have something to do with George Grande being one of the original ESPN anchors from way back in the day.:D

DTCromer
02-02-2009, 11:22 AM
I wonder why America doesn't want to watch a team full of "fringe" players.

I'd watch these fringe players than see Griffey limp to another ball in the OF or Dunn swing at Ball 6 for a K.

Honestly, we didn't even really deserve to be on national TV last year. So I'm not surprised we're not on national tv this year.

Bip Roberts
02-02-2009, 11:23 AM
there is a flex program so im sure they will have at least 1 game on fox sunday

Kingspoint
02-06-2009, 08:47 PM
They are fools if they don't understand that these REDS are going to be great to watch. Let us slide under the radar then.

berryluther
02-06-2009, 11:03 PM
Putting the Reds on a national broadcast is like scheduling a minor league team.

mlh1981
02-07-2009, 10:24 AM
Sucks for someone who lives in Pittsburgh and can basically only watch them on FSN Pittsburgh when they are in Cincy, go to the games here, and try to catch an online feed the other times. Oh well. I'm not surprised.

Old NDN
02-07-2009, 10:55 AM
You got to earn the right to be on there and you get respect by winning. This franchise is a joke to most outside of Reds country.

Chi-Town Red
02-07-2009, 02:06 PM
not shocked at all....

RedLakerFan24
02-07-2009, 03:06 PM
not unless we get Man-Ram

goreds2
02-08-2009, 01:30 PM
If we obtained Manny, I would bet ESPN would adjust the schedule.

Ghosts of 1990
02-08-2009, 04:51 PM
if you're outside of ohio and have a few extra bucks, look into see if your cable can get MLB Extra Innings.

Jr's Boy
02-09-2009, 01:22 PM
Putting the Reds on a national broadcast is like scheduling a minor league team.

Good one.:)