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GAME UPDATES: Tigers vs. Angels, April 19th


GAME UPDATES: Tigers vs. Angels, April 19th
Apr. 19, 2009 (News Tribune delivered by Newstex ) --

It's a beautiful day here at Safeco and I can't tell you how much I love day Baseball. I know that financially it makes more sense for the Mariners to have games at 7 p.m., but it wouldn't hurt my feelings to see the Mariners have some more day games on Saturday.

The problem is that if it's during the day, the game can't be broadcast on television because of the blackout agreement signed with Fox for it's game of the week. Look, that whole agreement is just idiotic, especially since Fox's game of the week is always seems to feature either the Red Sox, Yankees, Mets or Cubs. Also frustrating is people who have the MLB extra innings package are still susceptible to the blackout. Meaning I'm paying good money for a service that promotes you get all of the games, when it should say, you get all of the games unless they happen to be a Saturday day game and isn't the Fox game of the week.

MLB should just take control and say to Fox, "We're going to televise whatever games we want or we'll take our business to the four letter."

As you can tell his upsets me some, there are 30 teams in Baseball not just the two that Fox determines it will show on what is a pretty hacky broadcast - i.e. Tim McCarver is death to my ears.

Let's have some day Baseball on Saturdays, televise them games still so people can see it, and allow some people to watch Baseball with the sun on their shoulders like it was meant to be played.

Ok, there's my mini rant for the day.

GAME UPDATES start here ...

Top of 1stSilva has a little trouble giving up opposite field hits to Placido Polanco and Maggs "I need a haircut" Ordonez. But he gets out of it with no damage. It took 21 pitches to get through the inning, something to watch for later.

Bottom of 1stEndy Chavez beats out an infield hit. I know it may be sacrilege, but I think Endy may be faster than Ichiro from home to first.

Newstex ID: TC-2491-34245842


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 20, 2009

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