• http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Oi, going to be leaving work early quite often in the next week or so.

    • mehmattski

      Work? During the MLB playoffs? I don’t understand….

    • rbizzler

      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…

      • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        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.

    • NYFan50

      Yea, I was thinking the same thing. I’ll settle for a little inconvenience in return for a playoff spot, though.

  • dan

    I think that MLB was just being considerate to guys like Clemens and Mussina who need to get to bed earlier than most.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.


  • usty

    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.

    • Kyle

      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

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    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.

  • rbizzler

    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…

  • mg

    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.

  • Ivan

    Well Guys this is it. Go Yankees

  • Travis

    I like these teams, too. Great opportunity for kids to actually stay up and watch the end of games on the East Coast.

    • Travis

      I meant “I like these times, too.” I only like one of the teams, of course.

  • Relaunch

    These times are awful for people like myself who have tickets to the games. Monday’s 6pm start? Dumb.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    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.

  • Rob_in_CT

    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.