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jhc2010
06-18-2010, 12:30 AM
The Reds start home games at the following times:

All 45 weeknight games begin at 7:10 PM

9 weekday games begin at 12:35 PM (1 Tuesday, 3 Wednesdays, 5 Thursdays)
1 weekday game begins at 1:10 PM (Opening Day)

10 Saturday games begin at 7:10 PM (May-September)
3 Saturday games begin at 1:10 PM (April & October)

All 13 Sunday home games begin at 1:10 PM


Are these times too early? Too late?

RedsFanInBama
06-18-2010, 12:55 AM
Are these times too early? Too late?

Just right.

Vottomatic
06-18-2010, 03:14 AM
I'd prefer they start weeknight games at 7:12.

sabometrics
06-18-2010, 05:36 AM
My only complaint: I want one scheduled double header every year. My best memories of Reds games as a kid were going to double headers.

Reds
06-18-2010, 06:16 AM
My only complaint: I want one scheduled double header every year. My best memories of Reds games as a kid were going to double headers.

They'd have to charge double ticket price, or clear the stadium after game one. can't lose that revenue, especially as a smaller market team.

I would like to see some of the evening games start at 7.35 and a few of the day games start at 2.10 but overall I like the start times.

arkimadee
06-18-2010, 07:11 AM
Since I work second shift I prefer them playing on the West Coast at 10:00pm.. The only thing I don't like is 12:35 games. I think they should start at either noon or 1..

bounty37h
06-18-2010, 09:43 AM
Arent these pretty standard times across baseball?

bgwilly31
06-18-2010, 11:19 AM
I wish they started at 8:10. Then i could make it out to more games.

COM2010
06-18-2010, 11:27 AM
Hardcore fans are late for work. :D

jhc2010
06-18-2010, 11:41 AM
a few of the day games start at 2.10I don't know how fans would like to be greeted by rush hour when they leave the ballpark around 5 PM. Right now the 12:35 games end at 3:30, just before the traffic downtown begins to get bad.

jhc2010
06-18-2010, 12:28 PM
Weekday Afternoon Games
12:05 PM - Cleveland
12:10 PM - LA Dodgers, NY Mets, Tampa Bay, Minnesota
12:35 PM - LA Angels, Oakland, Washington, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati
12:37 PM - Toronto
12:40 PM - Seattle
12:45 PM - San Francisco
1:05 PM - Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Texas, Detroit, Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees
1:10 PM - Milwaukee, Colorado
1:15 PM - St. Louis
1:20 PM - Chicago Cubs
1:35 PM - Boston
2:10 PM - Kansas City
3:35 PM - San Diego

Weeknight Evening Games
6:40 PM - Arizona, Colorado
7:05 PM - LA Angels, Houston, Oakland, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland, Washington, Baltimore, San Diego, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Texas, Detroit, NY Yankees
7:07 PM - Toronto
7:10 PM - Atlanta, Milwaukee, LA Dodgers, Seattle, Florida, NY Mets, Tampa Bay, Boston, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Minnesota, Chicago White Sox
7:15 PM - St. Louis, San Francisco

Friday Evening Games (if different from other weeknights)
7:10 PM - Colorado (instead of 6:40 PM)
7:35 PM - Atlanta (instead of 7:10 PM)

Saturday Evening Games
5:10 PM - Arizona
5:35 PM - San Diego
6:05 PM - LA Angels, Houston, San Francisco, Chicago White Sox
6:10 PM - Milwaukee, Colorado, Kansas City, Minnesota
6:15 PM - St. Louis
7:05 PM - Oakland, Cleveland, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Texas, Tampa Bay, Detroit, NY Yankees
7:07 PM - Toronto
7:10 PM - Atlanta, LA Dodgers, Seattle, Florida, NY Mets, Boston, Cincinnati

Sunday Games
12:35 PM - LA Angels
1:05 PM - Houston, Oakland, Arizona, San Francisco, Cleveland, San Diego, Detroit, Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees
1:07 PM - Toronto
1:10 PM - Milwaukee, LA Dodgers, Seattle, Florida, NY Mets, Cincinnati, Colorado, Kansas City, Minnesota
1:15 PM - St. Louis
1:20 PM - Chicago Cubs
1:35 PM - Atlanta, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston
1:40 PM - Tampa Bay
2:05 PM - Texas

jhc2010
06-18-2010, 12:31 PM
Kansas City can get away with playing at 2:10 for weekday games because their stadium is in the suburbs and not right downtown. That would never fly in Cincy.

As you can see above there is a lot of variety on Saturday nights. The Reds keep their start time the same at 7:10 PM while many other clubs choose to play earlier in the evening.

BigPoppa
06-18-2010, 12:54 PM
Toronto - 12:37, 1:07 and 7:07

WTH ? eh ?

BigPoppa
06-18-2010, 12:56 PM
and NOBODY in all of MLB starts ON the hour ? why ?

sabometrics
06-18-2010, 01:47 PM
and NOBODY in all of MLB starts ON the hour ? why ?

Gotta give the talking heads 5-10 minutes to babble before the game starts.

Reds
06-18-2010, 04:56 PM
Kansas City can get away with playing at 2:10 for weekday games because their stadium is in the suburbs and not right downtown. That would never fly in Cincy.

It would encourage everyone to hang around 'till after 6 or so. :beerme: