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    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.
    Fox worries about ratings and two big market teams like Giants and Yankees is a good gamble for better ratings than two mid-market teams.... whether or not they are in the hunt. Reds and Pirates primary audiences will be well covered by the regional fox affiliates.

    Sad though. I'll be catching the game on MLB Network.

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    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.
    Yeah it is worth it overall just frustrating no matter how much money I want to give MLB those Reds games are unavailable to me. Even if it is an extra cost should be somehow available to people who want to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    The Yankees aren't out of it (unfortunately).
    Five teams ahead of them for 2 spots in the AL wildcard. I haven't tried to see if those five teams play each other, but if they do (a lot), I guess the Yankees could actually be virtually mathematically eliminated. If not, they are barely mathematically alive.

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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Quote Originally Posted by RadfordVA View Post
    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.
    FSO has picked up extra day games when Fox grabs rights to a Saturday broadcast. This has to be the season with the most televised Reds games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadfordVA View Post
    Yeah it is worth it overall just frustrating no matter how much money I want to give MLB those Reds games are unavailable to me. Even if it is an extra cost should be somehow available to people who want to watch.
    I believe next season that changes. You will be able to see the FOX games on MLBTV.

    Also I just saw that you can get MLBTV for the rest of the season for $3.99. If someone wants to try it out that is a good deal. I did that in the last month last year and decided to keep it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post
    Five teams ahead of them for 2 spots in the AL wildcard. I haven't tried to see if those five teams play each other, but if they do (a lot), I guess the Yankees could actually be virtually mathematically eliminated. If not, they are barely mathematically alive.
    NYY play TB, SF, and HOU, 3 games each. TB play 4 BAL, 3 NYY, and 3 TOR. BAL plays 4 TB, 3 TOR, 3 BOS. TEX plays 3 KC, 3 HOU, 4 LAA. CLE plays 3 HOU, 2 CWS, 4 MIN. KC has 3 TEX, 3 SEA, 4 CWS.
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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Yeah, KC could plow a lot of the ground for them with Texas this weekend, and NY can do it for themselves against TB. They're not in good shape at all, of course, but if they keep winning this week it's not that unrealistic for the Yankees to be right there in the last day or two.

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    I can give you almost 10 million reasons this choice was made.

    New York hails from the #1 TV market, which has 7,384,340 TV homes.

    San Francisco hails from the #6 TV market, which has 2,502,030 TV homes.

    http://www.nielsen.com/content/dam/c...-DMA-Ranks.pdf
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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    It looks like McCarver's replacement will be one of three people: John Smoltz, Tom Verducci or Harold Reynolds.

    http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/63720928/
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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    It looks like McCarver's replacement will be one of three people: John Smoltz, Tom Verducci or Harold Reynolds.

    http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/63720928/
    You had me at McCarver's replacement.
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    Who will be replacing Buck though?

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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Please not Harold Reynolds.
    "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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    It looks like McCarver's replacement will be one of three people: John Smoltz, Tom Verducci or Harold Reynolds.

    http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/63720928/
    Of those three I think Smoltz is best option.

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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Who will be replacing Buck though?
    I believe the three choices have been narrowed to J. Fred Muggs, Reginald the Chimp, and Bananas Gorilla.
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    Re: How does Fox determine its national broadcasts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    It looks like McCarver's replacement will be one of three people: John Smoltz, Tom Verducci or Harold Reynolds.

    http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/63720928/
    Smoltz is easily the best choice of the three. Reynolds is just awful. It be like FOX to go with him. Now they need to replace Buck. Just about anyone would be better than him.
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