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Game times released for the rest of the division series

Oct 9, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

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Major League Baseball just released the game times for the remainder of the division series. Here are your Thursday and Friday game times. Assume all of the “if necessaries” as applicable:

THURSDAY

  • NLDS Game 5, SF @ CIN: 1:07 p.m. (ET) TBS
  • NLDS Game 4, STL @ WSH: 4:07 p.m. (ET) TBS
  • ALDS Game 4, BAL @ NYY: 7:37 p.m. (ET) TBS
  • ALDS Game 5, DET @ OAK: 9:37 p.m. (ET) TNT

FRIDAY

  • ALDS Game 5, BAL @ NYY: 5:07 p.m. (ET) TBS
  • NLDS Game 5, STL @ WSH: 8:37 p.m. (ET) TBS

Notes: On Thursday, the Giants-Reds, Cardinals-Nats and Orioles-Yankees games each shift to one hour later if the Tigers-A’s series ends before then.  Also, the Orioles-Yankees game on Friday shifts to 7:07 PM on TBS if the Cards-Nats series ends on Thursday.

Word on the street was that the Nats-Cards games were going to be played at 3AM Eastern so as to not interfere with any Nats fans who have to work, but the ideas was discarded after much passionate debate.

  1. goskinsvt - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    only thing worse than having to watch your team at 1pm must be not being able to watch them at all right Craig?

    • Craig Calcaterra - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:39 PM

      Actually, there are a thousand things worse, but yes, your team not playing at all is one of them. You’d think Nats fans would have some appreciation of that instead of all of that whining they’re doing.

      • goskinsvt - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM

        I’ve seen like 5 nats fans complain about the start time, total. I think you are totally over-blowing that. The real problem a lot of people have is the inability to watch the game due to the fact that it’s only on the MLB network, unavailable on a lot of cable plans without an additional cost.

      • Craig Calcaterra - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:49 PM

        You haven’t read my Twitter feed and email inbox, then. The Washington Post ran a story about it. Talk radio in DC is talking about it today.

      • tjh19 - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:58 PM

        in fairness, the talk radio I’ve listened to in the area shames the fans for complaining. Saying basically “buck it up and deal.”

      • luckykind - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM

        coming from the guy who wrote a whining article about a tomahawk chop a week ago… :|

      • crabcakesfootball - Oct 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM

        This is a perfecy story about press and washngton.

        Political press is obsessed with what the fringes say and it hurts people in the middle who just want some solid information.

        A few fans tweet and complain and its now more important than the thousands going to the game and missing work.

        This is why people hate the press (almost as low approval as congress).

        Instead of stories on Obama body language and how sad he looked at a debate (how about we talk about who has the best plan and who lies) and instead of talking about people who dont want to miss work (same people who paid by taxpayers) we are not talking about a crucial game 3.

        Its bc this is easy for someone like Craig. Real thoughtful debate is for pros.

      • albertmn - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:33 PM

        Well, you can get the playoff games (non-World Series) on mlb.com for like $5. So, if you don’t have the games on your cable, you do have other options without too much cost.

  2. Nick C - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Productivity of STL/WSH workers trending down….

  3. eshine76 - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Uh-oh… the Nats game is right smack in the middle of rush hour… here come the complaints.

    • someguyinva - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM

      Rush hour’s got nothing on the Sun Monster – http://wapo.st/OmbmMr

  4. stlouis1baseball - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    It’s a good thing they decided against the 3AM start times.
    I mean…D.C. would get nothing productive done. Oh…wait.

    • mrfloydpink - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:48 PM

      It’s a good thing the Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives and put John Boehner in charge. I mean…D.C. would get nothing productive done. Oh….wait.

      • stlouis1baseball - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

        Republicans? WTF Floyd? Wow…you got it bad Man.
        You do realize that representative of BOTH PARTIES work in D.C. right?
        So in essence…it was a tongue-in-cheek post in regards to BOTH PARTIES.
        Nothing to see here Cletus. Move along.

      • crabcakesfootball - Oct 9, 2012 at 5:34 PM

        Oh… wait is Oh… wait …. not funny anymore.

      • mrfloydpink - Oct 9, 2012 at 6:22 PM

        “Our number one priority is making Obama a one-term president.” — John Boehner

        The Republican Party, since 2009, has been more obstructionist than any political party or faction in American history. Consider, for example, the use of the filibuster in the Senate, During the Great Depression? An average of 0.6 filibusters a year. During the Civil Rights and Vietnam era? An average of 1.1 per year. During the Reagan years? An average of 2 per year. During the Obama presidency? An average of 71 per year.

        So no, it’s not “both parties” that are creating gridlock in Washington. And your tired “government sucks” remark is inherently a partisan statement, whether or not you realize it.

      • stlouis1baseball - Oct 10, 2012 at 9:29 AM

        The only thing “tired” is your sorry ass attitude. I suspect that will change as you get older.
        Let it go Floyd. It isn’t healthy.

      • stlouis1baseball - Oct 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

        “Our number one priority is making Obama a one-term president.”
        Newsflash: This isn’t a bad thing. “Whether or not you realize it.”

  5. DelawarePhilliesFan - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Here you go Nats whiners – show you outrage that the Reds may have to play at 1 PM on a weekday.

    • natstowngreg - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:34 PM

      As I said earlier today, no one should have to play at 1:00 on a non-holiday weekday. BTW, no one should have to play at 4:00 either, but we need to be realistic.

      Am I outraged? Nope. Not happy about the situation, but hardly outraged. MLB is a business, and it knows it can inconvenience fans to its heart’s content, because most fans will show up anyway.

      • someguyinva - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM

        1:00 weekday start times aren’t limited to holidays, Greg. It’s pretty common for getaway days on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays…

  6. kopy - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    How come the Nats play so late on Friday? Most people leave work early those days, maybe around 1, and then have special weekend evening plans. So inconsiderate. Sick of this.

  7. seeyoulater11 - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Wow Craig is an asshole. Why does he have it out for the Nats?

    • natslady - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM

      Aw, c’mon. Have a sense of humor! He’s just trolling, and Nats fans have been quick to take the bait.

    • woodenulykteneau - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM

      Second that. Nats fans have handled this like an pop fly to short in their own ballpark.

    • natstowngreg - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM

      Craig has it in for us because the Nats have been winning. This season, there have been more Nats fans and fewer Phillies fans to troll. He’s just keeping up with the times.

  8. El Bravo - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    F@ck TBS and TNT.

    • kopy - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:49 PM

      RIGHT?! Why can’t they show me my damn Yes, Dear?!

  9. El Bravo - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Also, this will grind HBT’s gears: http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/backpage/jets_beat_yankees_in_ratings_in_0O5djKGK8BW0NAarR4EfHN

  10. kalinedrive - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    I think it is kind of dumb that all the games have to be in their own time slot, but I guess that gives the networks their exclusive windows. I just really doubt that very many people watch every game, and I think you’d get more total viewers playing two games at 7:30 than one game at 4:30 and one at 7:30.

    • El Bravo - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      I do indeed watch every game. My team is knocked out and I love baseball. Easy peezy.

  11. darthicarus - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    If the Yankees lose to the Orioles (fingers crossed) how will MLB decide who gets their primetime game slot. Oh the huge manatee!!!!

  12. richardmzhlubb - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    I’m a Nats fan with tickets for Friday’s game. I’m very happy to finally have a night game on the schedule. I was sure that TBS would never put the Yankees on in the afternoon, but I guess I was wrong.

  13. geoknows - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    At least now nobody has to pay to keep the Metro open after midnight if the game runs late. Solves that whole problem. Washingtonians were hollering before they were hurt there.

  14. freeagentsignee - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Go Yankees!

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