Originally Posted by jhc2010
Good question. If they started at 4 PM it could be televised. Since it's at 7, STO is not allowed to show it either.
Maybe someone should tell the Reds so the same thing does not happen in a month when Cleveland visits Cincinnati.
These games today will not be televised anywhere in the USA:
Cincinnati @ Cleveland
Tampa Bay @ Houston
Atlanta @ Pittsburgh
Toronto @ Arizona
The Cardinals, White Sox, Nationals, Royals, and Twins all have figured it out and scheduled games beginning before 4:15 PM ET.
This is by far the dumbest thing Major League baseball has tried in a while. Why would you put a very little meaning game in prime time against the NBA playoffs and expect it to do anything but poor ratings for FOX. I understand the Yankees and the nationwide popularity but it's not like it's an every Saturday happening so the casual fan isn't going to know a national baseball game is on Saturday night. They are just going to be mad because the local team isn't on and will probably watch something else.