Posts Tagged ‘MLB Network’

Boo Hiss (With a P.S.)

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Yes, I’m mad at the above network. I tuned in tonight to hear about the latest news from the meetings in Nashville and what do I get? A cascade of criticisms about the Yankees from Tom Verducci and the rest of them.

  • “The Yankees are an embarrassment.”
  • “They can’t sign anybody.”
  • “They don’t have any money to spend.”
  • “They don’t have a farm system to use in trades.”
  • “They’ll never fill the seats at the Stadium with a team that’s worse than last year’s.”

Okay, I get that we have problems – big problems – but talk about piling on. I do agree with the last point on the list. If the season starts and we’re putting guys like Mark Reynolds at third and Nate Schierholtz in right and Chris Stewart at catcher? Those Legends suites will look awfully lonely. I think Cashman needs to go back to Uncle Hal and say, “How about a bigger allowance?”

P.S. Never mind about Schierholtz. He signed with the Cubs. Maybe Verducci was right: we can’t sign anybody!


Costas + Crystal = Great TV Tonight

Monday, November 14th, 2011

I absolutely LOVED Bob Costas’ interview with Billy Crystal on the MLB Network. (Yes, I know Costas also interviewed Sandusky about the Penn State mess on NBC, but I’m not going there.) What a fun show. Between the clips of the movie “61” and Crystal’s stories about Mantle, Jeter and Yogi, there was also little seen footage of Johnny Carson on the mound at Yankee Stadium and Crystal doing a dead-on impersonation of Phil Rizzuto in the broadcast booth.

And then there was this “SNL” skit.

I cracked up every time Crystal called Steinbrenner Jorge.

I hope the interview gets replayed so everybody can watch it. It really put a smile on my face, and, given the news lately, that was much appreciated.


Is This A Beautiful Sight Or What?

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Live Spring Training games on MLB Network

Game Date    Time (ET)***    Away Team    Home Team

Sat., Feb. 26    1:00 p.m.    Philadelphia Phillies    New York Yankees
Sat., Feb. 26    11:00 p.m. (s)*    Colorado Rockies    Arizona D-backs
Sun., Feb. 27    3:00 p.m.    L.A. Angels of Anaheim    Los Angeles Dodgers
Sun., Feb. 27    8:00 p.m. (s)    New York Yankees Philadelphia Phillies
Mon., Feb. 28    3:00 p.m.    Chicago White Sox    Los Angeles Dodgers
Mon., Feb. 28    9:30 p.m. (s)    Washington Nationals    New York Mets
Tues., Mar. 1    3:00 p.m.    Cincinnati Reds (ss)**    L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Tues., Mar. 1    8:00 p.m. (s)    Detroit Tigers (ss)    Philadelphia Phillies
Wed., Mar. 2    1 p.m.    Houston Astros (ss)    New York Yankees
Wed., Mar. 2    9:00 p.m. (s)    Kansas City Royals    Los Angeles Dodgers
Thurs., Mar. 3    4:00 p.m. (s)    St. Louis Cardinals (ss)    New York Mets
Thurs., Mar. 3    9:00 p.m. (s)    Kansas City Royals    L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Fri., Mar. 4    3:00 p.m.    Chicago White Sox    L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Fri., Mar. 4    7:00 p.m.    Boston Red Sox    New York Yankees
Sat., Mar. 5    5:00 p.m.    Florida Marlins    Boston Red Sox (ss)
Sun., Mar. 6    1:00 p.m.    Atlanta Braves    Washington Nationals
Sun., Mar. 6    7:00 p.m. (s)    Arizona D-backs    L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Sun., Mar. 6    11:00 p.m. (s)    Toronto Blue Jays    Pittsburgh Pirates
Mon., Mar. 7    1:00 p.m.    Detroit Tigers    New York Mets
Mon., Mar. 7    9:30 p.m. (s)    Milwaukee Brewers    Cincinnati Reds
Tues., Mar. 8    3:00 p.m.    Arizona D-backs    Cleveland Indians
Tues., Mar. 8    7:00 p.m. (s)    New York Yankees Atlanta Braves
Tues., Mar. 8    11:00 p.m. (s)    Texas Rangers    L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Wed., Mar. 9    3:00 p.m.    Seattle Mariners    Los Angeles Dodgers
Wed., Mar. 9    7:00 p.m.    Baltimore Orioles (ss)    Boston Red Sox
Wed., Mar. 9    11:00 p.m. (s)    Houston Astros    New York Mets
Thurs., Mar. 10    1:00 p.m.    Boston Red Sox    Tampa Bay Rays
Thurs., Mar. 10    7:00 p.m.    Baltimore Orioles    Pittsburgh Pirates
Thurs., Mar. 10    11:00 p.m. (s)    San Diego Padres    Los Angeles Dodgers
Fri., Mar. 11    3:00 p.m.    Chicago Cubs    Chicago White Sox
Fri., Mar. 11    9:00 p.m.    San Francisco Giants    San Diego Padres
Sat., Mar. 12    1:00 p.m.    Florida Marlins    Boston Red Sox
Sat., Mar. 12    7:00 p.m. (s)    New York Yankees Washington Nationals
Sat., Mar. 12    11:00 p.m. (s)    L.A. Dodgers (ss)    San Francisco Giants
Sun., Mar. 13    1:00 p.m.    Tampa Bay Rays    Toronto Blue Jays
Sun., Mar. 13    5:00 p.m. (s)    Colorado Rockies    Oakland Athletics
Sun., Mar. 13    9:00 p.m. (s)    San Francisco Giants    Texas Rangers
Mon., Mar. 14    1:00 p.m.    Florida Marlins    Minnesota Twins
Mon., Mar. 14    4:00 p.m.    Oakland Athletics    Cleveland Indians
Mon., Mar. 14    10:30 p.m. (s)    San Diego Padres    Chicago White Sox
Tues., Mar. 15    1:00 p.m.    Houston Astros    Baltimore Orioles
Tues., Mar. 15    4:00 p.m.    Texas Rangers    Los Angeles Dodgers
Tues., Mar. 15    10:00 p.m. (s)    Milwaukee Brewers    Cleveland Indians
Wed., Mar. 16    4:00 p.m.    San Francisco Giants    Chicago White Sox
Wed., Mar. 16    9:00 p.m.    Colorado Rockies    Texas Rangers
Thurs., Mar. 17    1:00 p.m.    Florida Marlins    St. Louis Cardinals
Thurs., Mar. 17    6:00 p.m.    Washington Nationals    Atlanta Braves
Thurs., Mar. 17    10:00 p.m.    Texas Rangers    San Diego Padres
Fri., Mar. 18    1:00 p.m.    Atlanta Braves    New York Mets
Fri., Mar. 18    4:00 p.m.    Arizona D-backs    Seattle Mariners
Fri., Mar. 18    10:00 p.m.    Texas Rangers    Cleveland Indians (ss)
Sat., Mar. 19    1:00 p.m.    Philadelphia Phillies    Baltimore Orioles
Sat., Mar. 19    5:00 p.m. (s)    Milwaukee Brewers    Los Angeles Dodgers
Sat., Mar. 19    9:00 p.m. (s)    Toronto Blue Jays    New York Yankees
Sun., Mar. 20    1:00 p.m.    St. Louis Cardinals    Boston Red Sox
Sun., Mar. 20    5:00 p.m. (s)    New York Yankees Philadelphia Phillies
Sun., Mar. 20    11:00 p.m. (s)    Detroit Tigers    Washington Nationals
Mon., Mar. 21    4:00 p.m.    Chicago Cubs    L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Mon., Mar. 21    10:30 p.m. (s)    New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays
Tues., Mar. 22    4:00 p.m.    Chicago Cubs    Los Angeles Dodgers
Tues., Mar. 22    9:00 p.m. (s)    New York Mets    Detroit Tigers
Wed., Mar. 23    4:00 p.m. (s)    Philadelphia Phillies    Tampa Bay Rays
Wed., Mar. 23    7:00 p.m.    Toronto Blue Jays    New York Yankees
Wed., Mar. 23    12:00 a.m. (s)    San Francisco Giants    L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Thurs., Mar. 24    1:00 p.m.    St. Louis Cardinals    New York Mets
Thurs., Mar. 24    8:00 p.m. (s)    Washington Nationals    Detroit Tigers
Thurs., Mar. 24    11:00 p.m. (s)    Colorado Rockies    Los Angeles Dodgers
Fri., Mar. 25    4:00 p.m.    Seattle Mariners (ss)    Chicago Cubs
Fri., Mar. 25    9:00 p.m.    San Francisco Giants    Kansas City Royals
Sat., Mar. 26    1:00 p.m.    Toronto Blue Jays    Philadelphia Phillies (ss)
Sat., Mar. 26    7:00 p.m.    Minnesota Twins    Boston Red Sox
Sat., Mar. 26    11:00 p.m. (s)    Cincinnati Reds    San Francisco Giants (ss)
Sun., Mar. 27    1:00 p.m.    Philadelphia Phillies    Atlanta Braves
Sun., Mar. 27    5:00 p.m. (s)    Texas Rangers    Seattle Mariners
Sun., Mar. 27    11:00 p.m. (s)    Detroit Tigers    Houston Astros
Mon., Mar. 28    1:00 p.m.    Pittsburgh Pirates    Minnesota Twins
Mon., Mar. 28    4:00 p.m.    Cincinnati Reds    Chicago White Sox
Mon., Mar. 28    10:30 p.m. (s)    Oakland Athletics    San Francisco Giants
Tues., Mar. 29    7:00 p.m.    Minnesota Twins    Atlanta Braves
Tues., Mar. 29    11:00 p.m. (s)    Seattle Mariners    Colorado Rockies
Wed., Mar. 30    12:00 p.m.    Florida Marlins    New York Mets
Wed., Mar. 30    3:00 p.m. (s)    Minnesota Twins    Atlanta Braves
Wed., Mar. 30    8:00 p.m.    Boston Red Sox    Houston Astros