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Offline The Chief

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #100: October 08, 2012, 11:30:58 AM »
Adam Kilgore just tweeted "MLB expects to announce the start time for Game 3 early this afternoon. Pure guess: the Nats play mid-afternoon. But we should know soon."

Hope not, I'd be forced to leave work early again or miss the first twoish innings.  Not holding my breath though :?

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #101: October 08, 2012, 11:32:36 AM »
Adam Kilgore just tweeted "MLB expects to announce the start time for Game 3 early this afternoon. Pure guess: the Nats play mid-afternoon. But we should know soon."

I would like a definition of mid afternoon.  Is that 1 or 3:30

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #102: October 08, 2012, 11:34:31 AM »
I would like a definition of mid afternoon.  Is that 1 or 3:30

Who knows but I would define it as 3ish.

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #103: October 08, 2012, 11:36:27 AM »
1:00?!

I'm feeling a sudden case of ebola coming on...

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #104: October 08, 2012, 11:39:21 AM »
While I do like the idea of a 1:00 game getting me home somewhere around 8-9PM I think I prefer we play this one at 3:30

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #105: October 08, 2012, 11:52:14 AM »
My sister read somewhere that the game will not start earlier than 3:00 on Wednesday.  I can't vouch for the reliability of this information.   :|

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #106: October 08, 2012, 11:56:24 AM »
Please no 1pm game.

Offline PebbleBall

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #107: October 08, 2012, 12:01:46 PM »
My sister read somewhere that the game will not start earlier than 3:00 on Wednesday.  I can't vouch for the reliability of this information.   :|

According to the program guide on my tv, the time slots are noonish, 3, 6:30, and 9:30 IIRC.   If they're announcing times today, my guess is the A's/Tigers get 9:30 for being the only West Coast game, the Nats/Cards and O's/Yankees get the two middle slots for being the only two games certain to play, which would put the Reds/Giants midday. 

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #108: October 08, 2012, 12:02:34 PM »
1pm would be a pain in the butt. You may have to take off the whole day after you plan travel time.

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #109: October 08, 2012, 12:26:21 PM »
My sister read somewhere that the game will not start earlier than 3:00 on Wednesday.  I can't vouch for the reliability of this information.   :|

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #110: October 08, 2012, 01:08:36 PM »
My regular work hours are 06.45-15.15 so with a noonish/13.00 first pitch I could still get a half day in (I work for the federal government and have tons of leave)...of course with a late afternoon start I could get more if not all of it in, but I don't like the way late afternoon starts sprawl across the dinner hour.

I'd like the earliest slot myself.

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #111: October 08, 2012, 01:25:48 PM »
My regular work hours are 06.45-15.15 so with a noonish/13.00 first pitch I could still get a half day in (I work for the federal government and have tons of leave)...of course with a late afternoon start I could get more if not all of it in, but I don't like the way late afternoon starts sprawl across the dinner hour.

I'd like the earliest slot myself.

Ditto.  Have a presentation the following morning and don't want to be up 'till 1am.

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #112: October 08, 2012, 01:46:04 PM »
Wish I had a job to bail out on.   Count your blessings, quit whining, suck it up and cheer the boyz on to victory.   If necessary, I'll be there Thursday  ...  whatever time they play.   Hopefully my mojo won't be needed and the sweep will be completed on Wednesday.

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #113: October 08, 2012, 02:26:02 PM »
It sucks that the Yankees get the quality time slot.  What worst, if by implication of MLB, no one is watching the Nats-Cardinals series, as opposed to the Yankees-Anybody series, there's no reason why the Nats game can't start at the same time as the Yankees series.  No one's watching, after all, so why can't nobody be watching at 7:00 as opposed to nobody watching at 3:00?

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #114: October 08, 2012, 02:35:43 PM »
Obviously I'm preaching to the choir, but WTF, why are MLB/ESPN/TBS all on the Yankees nuts? I'm tired of it, every year, it's stupid, I'm over it. I know the reasons why, but maybe they wouldn't be quite so market dominant if they didn't get 24x7 top tier coverage even when they suck bawls. I mean, Nationals have won a game with an extra innings walk off against a division rival, and the Yankees win a boring game in the 3rd inning against a last place team and they get top coverage everything. Just over it.

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #115: October 08, 2012, 02:37:00 PM »
It sucks that the Yankees get the quality time slot.  What worst, if by implication of MLB, no one is watching the Nats-Cardinals series, as opposed to the Yankees-Anybody series, there's no reason why the Nats game can't start at the same time as the Yankees series.  No one's watching, after all, so why can't nobody be watching at 7:00 as opposed to nobody watching at 3:00?

I don't think that's the takeaway, implicit or otherwise. It simply says that they believe the Nats-Cards series will have LESS viewers and not necessarily zero viewers. Ultimately its about advertising dollars and they are not going to split the viewership by scheduling games at the same time, at least not by design. We obviously may see it as a result of factors beyond their control such as yesterday's rain delay in Baltimore.

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #116: October 08, 2012, 02:45:59 PM »
the yankees will be market dominant as long as they are the big dog in the largest market in the country.  You could split that market 3 ways and each share would still be bigger than the next market.

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #117: October 08, 2012, 02:51:13 PM »
Alright class pay attention.   It's about the money.   :)

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #118: October 08, 2012, 03:12:36 PM »
Still no word?!?  How in the @$&%@$*&^% am I supposed to plan my ebola if I don't even have an approximate window?? 

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #119: October 08, 2012, 03:17:41 PM »
I would imagine that there are several hundred ballpark employees, cops, etc who have at least a casual passing interest in what time the biggest ballgame in DC in 7 decades is going to be played the day after tomorrow.  Just a guess.

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #120: October 08, 2012, 03:18:24 PM »
Still no word?!?  How in the @$&%@$*&^% am I supposed to plan my ebola if I don't even have an approximate window?? 

I always used "my mumps are active".

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #121: October 08, 2012, 03:46:55 PM »
Hurry up and call it a 3pm game so the ticket prices will drop.

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #122: October 08, 2012, 03:46:56 PM »
Kilgore tweeting 1PM on MLB Network

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #123: October 08, 2012, 03:47:02 PM »
@AdamKilgoreWP

I'm told the Nats-Cards game at Nats Park on Wednesday will start at 1 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on MLB Network.

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Re: Home Game 1 - Word on time?
« Reply #124: October 08, 2012, 03:48:36 PM »
awful.