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    Reds Not Selected For ESPN Opening Day Marathon

    ....but the Astros are??

    Interesting.

    Were playing the Angels

    Interleague Opening Game

    Storylines of Pujols and Josh returning to Cincinnati

    Possible World Series preview.

    and ESPN says meh...gimme the Astros.

    ESPN announced today the games for their Opening Day marathon along with their opening Sunday night game the day prior.

    Astros-Rangers on Sunday Night.

    Monday opens with

    Yankees-Red Sox (Imagine that)
    then
    Giants-Dodgers
    then
    Phillies-Braves
    then
    Cards-D Backs

    Not a bad quartet of games mind you and its probably a big deal to most of us who will either be in attendance, or watching on FOX Ohio and Extra Innings, but just came across to me as strange.

    Especially when I read somewhere on here that Opening Day is scheduled for 4pm, thought that pretty much let the cat out of the bag that it would be on national television...guess not.

    Oh well...can opening day just go ahead and get here.

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    Re: Reds Not Selected For ESPN Opening Day Marathon

    i think has more to do with the rangers

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    Re: Reds Not Selected For ESPN Opening Day Marathon

    What part about "small market" don't you understand?
    "And why do false truths persist, getting passed down the decades as if they were fact? It comes back to the same point: People believe things that are wrong because, individually, people rarely investigate their own beliefs, particularly when what they believe makes sense intuitively. Even more so when those around them agree with them." -K.F.

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    Re: Reds Not Selected For ESPN Opening Day Marathon

    Good
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: Reds Not Selected For ESPN Opening Day Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sheed View Post
    What part about "small market" don't you understand?
    I always thought L.A. was a pretty decent sized city?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock of Truth View Post
    I always thought L.A. was a pretty decent sized city?
    Yep. So is SF, ATL, PHI, NY, BOS, STL, and the entire state of Arizona.

    Cincinnati? notsomuch.
    "And why do false truths persist, getting passed down the decades as if they were fact? It comes back to the same point: People believe things that are wrong because, individually, people rarely investigate their own beliefs, particularly when what they believe makes sense intuitively. Even more so when those around them agree with them." -K.F.

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    Re: Reds Not Selected For ESPN Opening Day Marathon

    I thought we were kind of given our opening day contest on national TV as a consolation prize for no longer being the first team to open their season. A kind of nod to us being the first profesional franchise and all.

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    Re: Reds Not Selected For ESPN Opening Day Marathon

    You would think that ESPN would like to feature two Major League quality teams on their first Sunday Night telecast, but it seems not.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Re: Reds Not Selected For ESPN Opening Day Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sheed View Post
    Yep. So is SF, ATL, PHI, NY, BOS, STL, and the entire state of Arizona.

    Cincinnati? notsomuch.
    Im so tired of hearing how cincy is a disadvantaged tiny market. Cincy has 2.1 mil in the area. Dayton is less than an hour away and has almost a million people. Lexington is an hour and has 500k in the area. Then columbus is only an hour and a half and it has another 2 mil people. The cincy area isnt huge but the southern ohio and northern kentucky area is hugely populated.

    Milwaukee is a small market (metro area of 1.8 mil and chicago is 2 hours away with 2 teams) yet they still outdrew the reds by 6 thousand a game, despite being an inferior team and charging 5 dollars more per ticket on average. Not to mention reds tickets are dirt cheap compared to most the league. Cincys problem isnt a lack of population people just dont go to games.
    Last edited by Salukifan2; 01-03-2013 at 11:49 PM.

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    http://www.slideshare.net/mleoscar/r...tation-5038414

    This is from a marketing guide by the Reds on how to to attract more women.

    Women make up 46% of the people that attend baseball games. However, 43% of the women in attendance cannot name a single player on the home team.
    Since they are 'The Reds', I am hoping that they can at least pick out which is the home team.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Re: Reds Not Selected For ESPN Opening Day Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    You would think that ESPN would like to feature two Major League quality teams on their first Sunday Night telecast, but it seems not.
    Why would they care about that when everyone who loves baseball will watch the first game regardless of who's playing, plus they have the storyline of Houston's first AL game and its against their new rival.

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    Re: Reds Not Selected For ESPN Opening Day Marathon

    Because the number of people who love baseball shrinks every year and MLB should want to attract younger viewers, you do that by putting young stars on in primetime. Players like trout. , latos, and chapman.

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    Re: Reds Not Selected For ESPN Opening Day Marathon

    Also in the Astros/Rangers game favor is the battle of Texas and it being the Astros first game as an AL team.

    The Astros can have this game as long as the Reds are back in the playoffs playing every playoff game on national tv.

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    Re: Reds Not Selected For ESPN Opening Day Marathon

    Good. I'd rather watch the FSO broadcast anyway.

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    Re: Reds Not Selected For ESPN Opening Day Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Brittingham.Sam View Post
    Because the number of people who love baseball shrinks every year and MLB should want to attract younger viewers, you do that by putting young stars on in primetime. Players like trout. , latos, and chapman.

    Latos and Chapman won't be playing opening day...


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