Re: tv schedule
I think a lot of us (definitely me!) got spoiled with all the TV games in the 1st half. Many of those games were added (in mid-May) by FoxSportsNet when the REDS were contending. 73 of the 89 games before the All-Star Break were televised this year on FSN. 45 of the last 48 games before the Break were televised on FSN.
FoxSportsNet Games Before The Break
2003: 60 of 93 games
2004: 60 of 88 games
2005: 63 of 88 games
2006: 73 of 89 games
I'm hating it too, but we cannot complain compared to recent years. Starting July 25 the REDS will be on FSN in 27 of the next 35 games. September will be tough though... only 10 of 28 games that month are scheduled for FSN coverage. If the REDS are still in contention, then FSN may add more games like they did in the 1st half!
On the bright side... when not on FSN the REDS are 14-8 (.636) so far.
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.