Re: tv schedule
The word is (per the Cincy Enquirer & DDN) that a new TV contract with FSN Ohio is very close. From what has been leaked it should make everybody on this thread happy. Supposedly between 140 and 145 games a year will be carried. That is basically all the games not subject to MLB's national contracts blackout provisions.
The new contract will supposedly be for up to 10 years and heavily front loaded on the payments to the Reds to assist Castellini and Co. in rebuilding the organization.
This looks like a win/ win for both the Reds and FSN Ohio because the new ownership in Cleveland pulled the Indians off of FSN and started their own cable channel like the Yankees did. Thus FSN is looking for content it can aggressively market statewide. A healthy vibrant Reds team should fit the bill for them.