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This week’s live games

by Matt Smith

Apart from the normal clutch of Thursday day games, it’s fairly slim pickings this week when it comes to live games being played during the evening British time. Here is my pick of the best games available on MLB.TV, times being listed in BST.

Monday – No games at British evening time today, although there should be plenty of good pitching matchups to watch on archive from Sunday. My home pick for live late at night baseball would be Danny Haren and the A’s taking on Erik Bedard and the Orioles, who have had a very promising start to the season. First pitch is scheduled for just after midnight.

Tuesday – Jeremy Bonderman and the Tigers against Kelvim Escobar and the Angels at 20.30. Should be a good match up between two strong teams and two good pitchers. Rich Harden may be starting against the Orioles a half-hour before this depending on his fitness, which will be worth watching as well.

Wednesday – Some National League action with a day game at Wrigley, starting at 19.20. Ted Lilly is scheduled to face Ben Sheets and the Brewers in an NL Central clash.

Thursday – Several games to choose from, not least Cole Hamels taking on the Nationals at 20.05 (for fans of strikeouts!), and Bartolo Colon continuing his comeback against the Devil Rays at 20.35. The Astros and the Pirates begin their match at 17.35 and while it’s not scheduled to be a particularly big-name pitching duel (Wandy Rodriguez against Tony Armas), it’s always fun to watch a game from the beautiful PNC Park.

Friday – As on Monday, there are no games at British evening time. Those who want to watch a match after they’ve come home from the pub (which sounds like a good idea), would do worse than check on the latest installment of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, beginning just after midnight.

As always, aside from MLB.TV there’s a game on Five on Wednesday night/Thursday morning (02.00), and several games either live or on tape at NASN.

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Drood April 23, 2007 - 11:50 pm

I will endeavour to check some of those games out. Taking a rest from baseball today after last nights amazing Sox/Yanks game. Man, that was just a fantastic game for so many reasons.

May fiddle around with Mosaic though. MLB completely ignored my cancellation email. The reason my account still worked was because they’d charged me… Rather annoyed with that, as I did exactly as they said to cancel, and did a day BEFORE I had too… But ah well. Was worth it to see Sunday Night Baseball without the asinine commercials on Canadian TV.

And it appears EVERY televised Jays game is blacked out for me. (Home and away.) Just makes me hate them even more…

Matt April 24, 2007 - 7:33 pm

Why doesn’t the fact that MLB have ignored your cancellation surprise me?! It’s really frustrating because the package they provide is brilliant. Why do they have to be so shoddy when it comes to customer relations?

Drood April 25, 2007 - 1:32 am

Well I’m not THAT annoyed, as I’m not surprised in the slightest, but MLB are like every other online service. Dead easy to sign up… Akin to pulling your own teeth out to cancel.

Ah well. Just wish Mosaic worked better for me.

jim April 29, 2007 - 10:21 am

Hey Matt,
every time i try to watch a live game on nasn, it is off the air. Do you know if this is a technical problem or are they blacking out live games in the UK?

Matt April 29, 2007 - 2:00 pm

Hi Jim. As I’m not a NASN subscriber I’m afraid I don’t know (I had to make the choice between NASN or MLB.TV, and the latter came out on top).

I wouldn’t imagine they would black out live games, so perhaps it’s worth sending NASN/Setanta an e-mail to see what the situation is. Hopefully their customer service is a bit better than MLBs!


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