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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 2010-10-03, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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MLB Division Series TV Schedule

MLB and TBS have announced the commentator pairings for the Divisional Series, as well as the schedule up until Saturday. Here are the commentators

New York Yankees-Minnesota Twins: Ernie Johnson, Rod Darling, John Smoltz and reporter Craig Sager
Tampa Bay Rays-Texas Rangers: Don Orsillo, Buck Martinez and reporter Marc Fein
Philadelphia Phillies-Cincinnati Reds: Brian Anderson, Joe Simpson and reporter David Aldridge
Atlanta Braves-San Francisco Giants: Dick Stockton, Bob Brenley and reporter Tom Verducci

The schedule up until Saturday is (all times ET and all games on Sportsnet)
Wednesday October 6
1:30pm, Texas Rangers @ Tampa Bay Rays (gm. 1)
5:00pm, Cincinnati Reds @ Philadelphia Phillies (gm. 1)
8:30pm, New York Yankees @ Minnesota Twins (gm. 1)

Thursday October 7
2:30pm, Texas Rangers @ Tampa Bay Rays (gm. 2)
6:00pm, New York Yankees @ Minnesota Twins (gm. 2)
9:30pm, Atlanta Braves @ San Francisco Giants (gm. 1)

Friday October 8
6:00pm, Cincinnati Reds @ Philadelphia Phillies (gm. 2) – Will not air on Sportsnet East because of Senators Hockey
9:30pm, Atlanta Braves @ San Francisco Giants (gm. 2)

Saturday October 9
5:00pm, Tampa Bay Rays @ Texas Rangers (gm. 3)
8:30pm, Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees (gm. 3)
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 2010-10-04, 01:23 AM
 
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i haven't watched a game all year, but i will watch as many post season games as i can. are (m)any of the games going to be on one?
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Sportsnet hasn't announced anything official yet, but I think that their contract may not allow for any to be on One, and if it does I'm almost certain it doesn't allow for many.
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Ernie Johnson stinks. And he's their lead guy? TBS is a joke.
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I like EJ better than anybody who works for Fox or ESPN. And he is certainly a million times better than their old lead guy, Chip Caray. I hoped that they would use Brian Anderson, but I understand that Johnson has worked for Turner for years.
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Ernie Johnson is the host of TBSs NBA basketball show with Kenny (the Jet) Smith, Charles Barkely, sometimes Magic Johnson. It may be entertaining to some, but I find it somewhat tedious. There were three Carey brothers: Harry Carey, who died some years ago was the voice of the Chicago Cubs, Chip Carey (who I thought died just a few years ago) and then Chris (I think that's his name). He would be the youngest, and I always thought he was a very good announcer. Of all the names of the announcers listed in the OP, Dick Stockton is my favourite. His wife is a fairly good announcer too (Michelle Tofoya ?).
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The Carays were 3 generations. First there was Harry who called White Sox and Cubs games for years, before dying in 1998. Then there was his son Skip who called Braves games. He died in the summer of 2008. They were both very good commentators, two of the best ever.

But then there is Skip's son Chip, who had called Cubs games on WGN and then Braves games for TBS/Peachtree and MLB playoff games for TBS up until last year. He made so many mistakes during TBS's postseason coverage last year that they fired him. Now he only does regional Braves games on SportSouth.

I also completely disagree on Stockton. He is easily my least favourite. Orsillo is probably my favourite (although that may be a bit biased), followed by Anderson, EJ and Stockton. Stockton also makes far too many mistakes now.

Stockton is married to Lesley Visser. Considering that Stockton is around 70 years old and Tafoya is in her 40s, that would just be umm... odd.
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Considering that Stockton is around 70 years old and Tafoya is in her 40s, that would just be umm... odd.
Tafoya or Visser? I would peg Lesley Visser in her late 50's.
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I think what annoyrd me most about Skip's commentary (besides all the errors) is his fondness for yelling FISTED whenever a ball was blooped into the outfield for a hit

EJ's done a decent job from the limited number of peachtree games i've seen. He's a good guy though so ill give him the benefit of the doubt. Stockton needs to be dropped, he's terrible and is Vern Lundquist bad at his advanced age at this point.
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Just one game on Sportsnet Ontario today?
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So the 1pm and 4pm games arent on Canadian tv today at all?

Local SN's have garbage at 1 (darts and crap), SN one has more crap, then at 4pm SN regionals have NFL, and SNOne has Stage 7 of something then team tennis. Really?
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Yes, because of NFL commitments there is only one game on Ontario and East and because of NFL and NHL commitments there are no games on West. All 3 games are on Pacific. Here is today's schedule

1:00pm, Tampa Bay Rays @ Texas Rangers (gm. 4) - Pacific
4:30pm, San Francisco Giants @ Atlanta Braves (gm. 3) - Pacific
8:00pm, Philadelphia Phillies @ Cincinnati Reds (gm. 3) - East, Ontario, Pacific

And tomorrow is
5:00pm, Philadelphia Phillies @ Cincinnati Reds (gm. 4) - East, Ontario, West, Pacific
8:30pm, San Francisco Giants @ Atlanta Braves (gm. 4) - East, Ontario, West
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Online schedule is not showing 1pm or 4pm games for Pacific, unless Im missing something. Only showing 8pm mlb game for Ont, Pac and East.

edit 4pm pacific is now showing a baseball game, but still no signs of the 1pm game.?
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Its a mistake, Sportsnet just sent out a Tweet that the Rays-Rangers game will be on Pacific at 1pm.
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Rays - Ranger feed went from being in HD at the start of the inning to not being in HD during the bottom half of the first.

Sportsnet has had quite a few weird quirks happen so far this post season. Like last night for example not sticking with coverage of the Yankees - Twins game after the RANGERS - RAYS game ended, instead leaving viewers to wait 10 minutes because of a brief edition of sportsnet connected.
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