Earlier today, rumors surfaced of a day game in the 2010 ALCS. When I inquired if there was any firm word on this, reader Jamal Gr pointed me to TBS.com. Lo and behold, in their day-to-day TV schedule is the 2010 ALCS. As far as I can tell this has not been confirmed by anyone, or even reported, so we have to assume that this is all subject to change. For now, though, the 2010 ALCS schedule appears to be as follows (and note this is not first pitch time):
Friday, October 15th, Game 1: 8 pm EST
Saturday, October 16th, Game 2: 4 pm EST
Monday, October 18th, Game 3: 8 pm EST
Tuesday, October 19th, Game 4: 8 pm EST
Wednesday, October 20th, Game 5: 4 pm EST
Friday, October 22nd, Game 6: 8 pm EST
Saturday, October 23rd, Game 7, N/A
This means two day games in the ALCS, one on Saturday and one on Wednesday. I’ve been a fan of bringing back the day game in the playoffs, especially in the World Series. I have fond memories as a kid of coming home from school and watching the 1990 World Series, so there’s some nostalgic value in it to me. However, I also think there may be some branding and marketing value for Major League Baseball. Baseball is a cash cow, but it is important to capture the imagination of the next generation. It’s really a long-term question, one difficulty to quantify in terms of revenue dollars and viewership, but my instinct is that an occasional day game or early start time might mean more baseball fans twenty years from now. Just a hunch.
Yet, here I am, slightly annoyed by the midweek day game. It’s probably because I’m not a kid any more, I’m an adult with a full time job and a commute. Other adults with full-time jobs and commutes like me are going to miss at least the first half of the game. Game 5 could be an elimination game, and so it’s possible that plenty of Yankee fans could miss the team clinching the pennant while stuck in traffic on the BQE. It’s not the worst thing in the world, I suppose, and I know I’m trying to have my cake and it too. But I can’t help it.
Regardless, here’s an awesome video from fellow Yankee fan Hannah, also known as FirstHeart42. She put this thing together herself using iMovie, M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” and video clips from this year’s New York Yankees, and it’s pretty awesome. My favorite part is the synchronization of the gunshots and the home runs, and the ring of the cash register with the strikeout. The video is called “no one on the corner has swagger like us: 2010 New York Yankees”. Like one of the YouTube commenters said, hopefully she can put together another one in a few weeks celebrating our World Series win.
Update, 5:16 PM EST: Right after I published this multiple beat writers confirmed it. Start times are 8:07 PM EST and 4:07 PM EST.
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