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    Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    Hmm...

    Link courtesy of Awful Announcing:

    Hey, it's snowing outside and we're in the midst of Super Bowl week, so what better time to share some Baseball news and schedules with you? ESPN is planning on bringing you around 80 games in 2009 and FOX is planning it's normal set of two or three regional games each Saturday.

    Interesting collection of games, and taking a quick look through both the Cubs and Cardinals will be getting the lion's share of appearances on each network. Of course the ESPN schedule is only through July, and that could change, but prepare yourself for a good number of NL Central games this coming season. Here's the team breakdown....

    Cubs- 12
    Cardinals- 11
    Mets, Dodgers, Twins, White Sox, Braves- 10
    Angels, Phillies, Yankees, Red Sox- 9
    Indians- 8
    Astros, Tigers, Rays- 6
    Giants, Brewers- 5
    Rangers, Diamondbacks- 4
    A's, Mariners, O's- 1
    Blue Jays, Marlins, Padres, Nationals, Pirates, Reds, Rockies, Royals- 0

    ESPN Sunday Night Baseball:
    Atlanta at Philadelphia (April 5th, ESPN2)
    Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee (April 12th)
    St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (April 19th)
    New York Yankees at Boston (April 26th)
    Chicago White Sox at Texas (May 3rd)
    Tampa Bay at Boston (May 10th)
    New York Mets at San Francisco (May 17th)
    Milwaukee at Minnesota (May 24th)
    Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs (May 31st)
    St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (July 12th)
    New York Mets at Atlanta (July 19th)

    FOX Saturday Baseball:

    April 11th
    Boston @ LA Angels
    Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox
    Houston @ St. Louis

    April 18th
    Cleveland @ NY Yankees
    St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs
    LA Angels @ Minnesota

    April 25th
    NY Yankees @ Boston
    Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis

    May 2nd
    NY Mets @ Philadelphia
    Houston @ Atlanta
    Cleveland @ Detroit

    May 9th
    Tampa Bay @ Boston
    San Francisco @ LA Dodgers
    Atlanta @ Philadelphia

    May 16th
    NY Mets @ San Francisco
    Cleveland @ Tampa Bay
    LA Angels @ Texas

    May 23rd
    Philadelphia @ NY Yankees
    Houston @ Texas

    May 30th
    LA Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs
    Atlanta @ Arizona
    Minnesota @ Tampa Bay

    June 6th
    Philadelphia @ LA Dodgers
    Cleveland @ Chicago White Sox
    Minnesota @ Seattle

    June 13th
    NY Mets @ NY Yankees
    St. Louis @ Cleveland
    Chicago White Sox @ Milwaukee

    June 20th
    Tampa Bay @ New York Mets
    LA Dodgers @ LA Angels
    Milwaukee @ Detroit

    June 27th
    Boston @ Atlanta
    LA Angels @ Arizona
    Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox

    July 4th
    New York Mets @ Philadelphia
    Oakland @ Cleveland
    Detroit @ Minnesota

    July 11th
    NY Yankees @ LA Angels
    St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs

    July 18th
    NY Mets @ Atlanta
    Houston @ LA Dodgers
    Baltimore @ Chicago White Sox

    July 25th
    St. Louis @ Philadelphia
    Minnesota @ LA Angels
    Chicago White Sox @ Detroit

    August 1st
    Chicago White Sox @ NY Yankees
    LA Dodgers @ Atlanta
    Houston @ St Louis

    August 8th
    Boston @ NY Yankees
    Texas @ LA Angels

    August 15th
    Philadelphia @ Atlanta
    LA Dodgers @ Arizona
    Cleveland @ Minnesota

    August 22nd
    NY Yankees @ Boston
    Chicago Cubs @ LA Dodgers

    August 29th
    NY Mets @ Chicago Cubs
    Houston @ Arizona
    Tampa Bay @ Detroit

    September 5th
    Boston @ Chicago White Sox
    San Francisco @ Milwaukee
    Minnesota @ Cleveland

    September 12th
    NY Mets @ Philadelphia
    Chicago White Sox @ LA Angels
    Atlanta @ St. Louis

    September 19th
    Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis
    San Francisco @ LA Dodgers
    Detroit @ Minnesota

    September 26th
    TBD

    October 3rd
    TBD

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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    I wonder why America doesn't want to watch a team full of "fringe" players.

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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    Yikes... Look at that list of teams:

    Blue Jays, Marlins, Padres, Nationals, Pirates, Reds, Rockies, Royals- 0


    Please tell me this proud franchise isn't on-par with the Royals and Blue Jays.

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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    Quote Originally Posted by realreds1 View Post
    Yikes... Look at that list of teams:

    Blue Jays, Marlins, Padres, Nationals, Pirates, Reds, Rockies, Royals- 0


    Please tell me this proud franchise isn't on-par with the Royals and Blue Jays.
    We haven't made the playoffs since 95, history only carries you for so long.

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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    i really hate espn.
    "Six outs to a full inning. In a major league game, you're going to play 8 or 9 innings. That is never going to change. The money changes. People change. But the game itself is never going to change. The people who designed this thing are brilliant."-Jamie Moyer

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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    Yeah, that's pretty sad...not even a Fox regional game.
    If I remember correctly, the only "national" game the Reds got last year was on TBS against the Red Sox.

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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    Quote Originally Posted by realreds1 View Post
    Yikes... Look at that list of teams:

    Blue Jays, Marlins, Padres, Nationals, Pirates, Reds, Rockies, Royals- 0


    Please tell me this proud franchise isn't on-par with the Royals and Blue Jays.
    Look at the Blue Jays record the past 5 years.

    We're definitely not on par with them. They are a "winner" every year by Cincinnati standards.
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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    No surprise about the Cubs. But the St. Louis Pujols' next with 11? Don't get me wrong, Albert is one of the top hitters in history, but I'd rather turn off the TV and write a letter to my jailed uncle than watch the Cards. I'd rather watch the Brewers or Astros, both whom I despise, than the Cards. Anybody else? The Cards are the San Antonio Spurs of baseball, except not a dynasty.

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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    They aren't showing the Reds on "FREE" national TV so that the mulitude of Cincinnati fans across this great country of ours will be forced to purchase some sort of "Extra Innings" package. That's the ticket. The Cincinnati Reds are baseball's pay-per-view 'ace in the hole'. Baseball knows it has a gem in Cincinnati Reds' baseball, so in troubled economic times, baseball has taken the advice of ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Paraphrasing here, 'when you have something of value you just don't give the freaking thing away'.
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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    Its a shame but they dont deserve it.
    Hoping for another Reds October

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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    Another thing about baseball that stinks. But there is extra innings and i am in CBUS i get all the games pretty much on tv
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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    I think it may have something to do with George Grande being one of the original ESPN anchors from way back in the day.

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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Narron View Post
    I wonder why America doesn't want to watch a team full of "fringe" players.
    I'd watch these fringe players than see Griffey limp to another ball in the OF or Dunn swing at Ball 6 for a K.

    Honestly, we didn't even really deserve to be on national TV last year. So I'm not surprised we're not on national tv this year.

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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    there is a flex program so im sure they will have at least 1 game on fox sunday

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    Re: Reds are not scheduled to appear on the national broadcasts of ESPN or FOX in '09

    They are fools if they don't understand that these REDS are going to be great to watch. Let us slide under the radar then.


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