You can never have enough of a good thing, though, and if sport’s your thing then why not add some live baseball to your banquet of sport to enjoy? It will be an Olympic sport again in 2020, after all.
There are early MLB games on every day this working week except for Monday. The games include a couple from the Rockies-Rangers interleague split series (the first in Colorado, the second in Texas), a strong interleague match-up between the Indians and Nationals on Wednesday and a treat to start the weekend with the Cubs hosting the Cards in a potential Wainwright-Arrieta starting pitcher match-up.
All times are in BST.
Monday 8 August
No early games
Tuesday 9 August
20.10. Texas at Colorado (Griffin – Chatwood) *BT Sport/ESPN
Wednesday 10 August
17.10. San Francisco at Miami (Samardzija – Phelps) *BT Sport/ESPN, MLB.com Free Game
20.10. Philadelphia at LA Dodgers (Hellickson – Kazmir) *BT Sport2
21.05. Cleveland at Washington (Clevinger – Gonzalez)
Thursday 11 August
17.10. Arizona at NY Mets (Godley – Syndergaard) *BT Sport/ESPN
17.35. San Diego at Pittsburgh (Friedrich – Taillon)
18.10. Houston at Minnesota (Fister – Berrios)
19.05. Colorado at Texas (Bettis – Harrell)
19.10. Atlanta at Milwaukee (TBA – Garza)
20.35. Baltimore at Oakland (Tillman – TBA) *BT Sport/ESPN
Friday 12 August
19.20. St Louis at Chicago Cubs (Wainwright – Arrieta) *BT Sport/ESPN
All of these games are available to watch or listen to live via an MLB.TV subscription. TV coverage of MLB comes courtesy of the BT Sport channels and these are highlighted above, as are any games that are available to view online for free via MLB.com. The above list of games just shows those starting before midnight UK time. The full schedule of MLB games can be found on MLB.com