Sunday, April 5, 2009

wrong, terrribly wrong...

It's Opening Day. My Braves are playing. I turn on TBS to see when the game is on. It's not on. On to the internet. Look up TBS, looking up the Braves schedule... I find this....


Sun.
April 12
1 p.m.
Mets @ Marlins
Sun.
April 19
1 p.m.
Indians @ Yankees
Sun.
April 26
Noon
Phillies @ Marlins
Sun.
May 3
1:30 p.m.
Red Sox @ Rays
Sun.
May 10
12:30 p.m.
Braves @ Phillies
Sun.
May 17
1 p.m.
Twins @ Yankees
Sun.
May 24
1:30 p.m.
Mets @ Red Sox
Sun.
May 31
12:30 p.m.
Yankees @ Indians


WTF!?!?!?!!!??

6 comments:

Dubbs said...

ESPN 2 at 5 pm PDT

Captain Canuck said...

helpful... if Canada would allow us to watch ESPN.
our Canadian national sports network is called TSN (the sports network), and it is showing the Canadian mens curling championship.

I can't make this stuff up people...

Dubbs said...

I've actually watched some canuck curling on VS. It was women's though, so the boobs helped out a little bit. Sorry man.

stusigpi said...

Curling? Really. The Wife is from Fargo, a little under water these days eh?, anyway she was telling me about the joys of curling. I disagreed.

TBS has given up the ghost on Braves games and it is just horrible. I think it started last year. Shoot, the Braves at 735 Eastern/435 Pacific was my savior in the spring and summer. I could always count on Skip, Pete and Don.

TBS Please bring back the Braves. Maybe the Braves want too much for the rights?

White Sox Cards said...

Did the Braves move over to the non-cable, but Atlanta local Peachtree?

dayf said...

MLB put the kibosh on the Braves on TBS through their licensing. Some sort of BS rules that they couldn't broadcast every game nationally or some crap like that and jacked up the price so that it was too expensive to just broadcast Braves games. Nevermind that TBS created millions of baseball fans in the '80s and '90s. So TBS paid the money to become a national broadcaster of MLB games instead and booted the Braves to other networks. Just MLB greed killing something good... again.

All the games are split up between SportsSouth, Fox Sports South (which is different somehow) and Peachtree TV (local Channel 17) with a few games scattered on the national broadcasts here and there. . HERE'S THE REALLY STUPID PART:

All the Peachtree TV games (the local channel you can get through the air - oh wait, they killed that with digital broadcasting too) are for HOME GAMES. And not even all the home games. FSS gets all the Sunday games and Sports South gets all the Wednesday games. So if you don't have a cable package with those two channels forget about watching any road games this year. I don't know how this makes sense at all. At least I can get some on TV and all on the radio. I don't know how people in other states and countries manage to watch the Braves without ponying up for some kind of MLB package.

Oh wait, I think I just figured this one out!