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    How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    We are scheduled tomorrow for Giants-Yankees....huh? On the next-to-last weekend of the year, two teams who are completely out of it, just because they are "names"? Do they schedule these things in advance, or what? That's just a really, really poor choice. Reds-Pirates is clearly the marquee matchup of the day in terms of pennant races.

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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    1. They look at the Yankees schedule.
    2. They look at the Red Sox schedule.
    3. They shake Tim McCarver like a Magic 8 ball.
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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Reds are in MLB network tonight and tomorrow
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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    1. They look at the Yankees schedule.
    2. They look at the Red Sox schedule.
    3. They shake Tim McCarver like a Magic 8 ball.
    That's pretty much it. TBS does the same thing. They either have the Yankees or Red Sox every week.

    They should have selected the Reds/Pirates and/or Rays/Orioles. But I'm glad they didn't because I most likely wouldn't have been able to see the game.
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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Reds are in MLB network tonight and tomorrow
    They know which games to focus in on. The only bad thing is that they will probably use the home team's broadcast for both of these games.
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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    That's pretty much it. TBS does the same thing. They either have the Yankees or Red Sox every week.

    They should have selected the Reds/Pirates and/or Rays/Orioles. But I'm glad they didn't because I most likely wouldn't have been able to see the game.
    Rays/Orioles are the 2nd national broadcast. But St. Louis area is getting Giants/Yankees.

    In truth, the Reds have been on at least a couple of times, for which I was thankful. But this weekend...Giants/Yankees is ridiculous.

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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    The Reds have been on Fox multiple times this year...I believe there is a max, and they are holding NEXT Saturday as a possibility for the Reds.

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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Overall market sizes trumps importance of game everytime when it comes to television.

    Be it MLB, NBA or NFL

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    They have a big roulette wheel with Yankees on one half and Red Sox on the other.
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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post
    We are scheduled tomorrow for Giants-Yankees....huh? On the next-to-last weekend of the year, two teams who are completely out of it, just because they are "names"? Do they schedule these things in advance, or what? That's just a really, really poor choice. Reds-Pirates is clearly the marquee matchup of the day in terms of pennant races.
    The Yankees aren't out of it (unfortunately).

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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Reds are in MLB network tonight and tomorrow
    But did you see what MLB Network said?

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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    But did you see what MLB Network said?

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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Love when the Reds get overlooked for FOX games. I never get them as local game here in VA. Also, even though I pay for Extra Innings and mlb.tv it is impossible for me to watch those Reds games. So they can have all the Yankees Red Sox games they want.

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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    I don't know about everyone else, but paying $25/mo for the MLB.tv streaming package is well worth it for me. Yes, Saturday afternoon games are blacked out, but everything else is available. I have a PC connected to my TV viewing pleasure and use that to stream the games. In addition, MLB At-Bat is free if you have the streaming subscription.

    One word of caution...they don't stream post-season games (understandably, since they want people watching advertising).
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