The Yanks drew the short straw on this one:
Thursday: At Cleveland, 6:30 p.m.
Friday: At Cleveland, 5 p.m.
Sunday: At New York, 6:30 p.m.
Monday: At New York, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: At Cleveland, 5 p.m.
Oi, going to be leaving work early quite often in the next week or so.
Work? During the MLB playoffs? I don’t understand….
Mike, that has got to kill you on the Left Coast. One of my great joys in living out there were the 4 o’clock start times. They made a great excuse to ditch work early, or at least spend the last hour or so on gamecast…
Oh don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with leaving work early. I just don’t want to have to play so much catch-up on off-days.
Yea, I was thinking the same thing. I’ll settle for a little inconvenience in return for a playoff spot, though.
I think that MLB was just being considerate to guys like Clemens and Mussina who need to get to bed earlier than most.
I guess I’m in the minority in liking all the times except friday at 5. I like not staying up until 1 AM on a work night to watch the Yanks, or being at work and seeing none of it like game 2 of the DS last year.
I agree 100%, I hate 8:30 start times. The Yanks play long games and if its not starting until 8:30 then I am up until 12 minimum. 5 is nice I get back from work sit down and watch the game
The one thing I don’t like about the early start times is that they’ll have to deal with the shadows each game. All the Indians need is another why to give CC & Fausto and advantage over the hitters.
Anyone else fed up with ‘expert’ playoff predictions? I mean, don’t get me wrong I enjoy them when they favor the Yankees, but they really don’t mean jack. Every time you look at a series (playoffs or not) and try to make picks based on the pitching match-ups it never works out. I am interested to see how a guy like Carmona (who has a history of imploding) does in a playoff atmosphere. Don’t get me wrong, I think that he is talented, but let’s see how he responds to the challenge before he gets anointed. CC as well…
Just look at this and your claim will be validated:
Thanks for the hook-up. Vegas Watch produced a nice little analysis there. I find it interesting that Neyer and BP (both stats oriented) had the most success. What;s up with KLAW being lumped with Gammons (homer) and Karabel (hack)?
At this point all we need to do is get hot and win 11 games. It’s not that hard. Any of these teams could do it. We’ve got a great offense and a good shot at it. I’m not gonna doom and gloom till nuclear winter begins.
Well Guys this is it. Go Yankees
I like these teams, too. Great opportunity for kids to actually stay up and watch the end of games on the East Coast.
I meant “I like these times, too.” I only like one of the teams, of course.
These times are awful for people like myself who have tickets to the games. Monday’s 6pm start? Dumb.
Sorry. This is my fault. I wasn’t explicit enough as to why these are bad start times. For people who work and want to catch the games, it’s nearly impossible. 5 p.m.? How do you justify leaving work at 3:30 or 4 for a baseball game on a Wednesday?
While I understand the tiered scheduling to allow for west coast games, what’s wrong with 7 p.m. start times? That works for the other six months of the baseball season.
I like the start times – they work for me. I typically leave work at 5pm. I have a 1/2 hour commute home. I’ll be able to watch almost all the games, and I won’t be exhausted for work the next day. The Friday 5pm start is the only one that sucks a little bit (for me, obviously, YMMV).
For people actually going to the games, I understand.
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