I'm no programming wizard, but don't you think the Yankees/Indians match up will probably be a better ratings driver than say, Arizona/Chicago? The geniuses at TBS don't seem to think so. Here are the times for the Yankee/Cleveland series:
Game 1: Thursday (10/4), 6:30 P.M.
Game 2: Friday (10/5), 5:00 P.M.
Game 3: Sunday (10/7), 6:30 P.M.
Game 4: Monday (10/8), 6:00 P.M.
Game 5: Wednesday (10/10), 5:00 P.M.
You've got to be kidding me. My wife's due date is Wednesday, so if she's on time I'll be able to watch all of the games at my leisure. If the baby is late, I'm going to have to beg my boss to let me off work early, otherwise I won't be able to watch the games live. This is a particularly prickly situation because he's a die-hard Mets' fan, and probably won't be in a generous mood when it comes to my playoff watching schedule. Talk about a kick in the junk.
By the way, if tonight's play-in game is any indication, TBS's coverage of the series is going to be putrid. We're talking about a sudden death game, tied at 6, in the 11th inning, and these guys sound like they're bored to death. Guess who the sideline reporter is going to be. Craig Sager.
I guess it could be worse, McCarver and Buck are probably available.
Still no word on the post season roster. Peter Abraham caught wind of an interesting rumor.
Apparently Torre is hinting that Frankenstein may DH in game 1 vs. Sabathia. Do I even have to tell you how much I LOVE the sound of that idea?