Tigers on National TV

Awful Announcing has the preliminary schedules for both Fox Sports and ESPN. In the case of ESPN the schedule is only through July. It looks like the Tigers will be shut out of privilege of Joe Morgan calling their games – at least early in the season. But they are slated to be on Fox Saturday baseball six times.

The Fox dates are:

  • May 2nd against Cleveland
  • June 20th against Milwaukee
  • July 4th at Minnesota
  • July 25th against Chicago
  • August 29th against Tampa Bay
  • September 19th at Minnesota

Considering the Tigers struggles on Sunday Night Baseball (and Joe Morgan), being kept off the ESPN probably isn’t so bad. Unfortunately for those out of the greater Michigan viewing area though, it probably means you’ll miss those Saturday games though because they will likely be the B or C games on Fox.

Awful Announcing: A Look At FOX And ESPN’s Early Baseball Schedule For 2009

4 Comments

  1. Mark in Chicago

    January 27, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Fortunately I get the added bonus of Hawk Harrelson whenever we play the White Sox. At least they got rid of DJ….

  2. Dre in Chi

    January 28, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Mark,

    you’re right, at least they replaced DJ with Steve Stone, who i think is great. i’m wondering how long it takes W. Sox nation to realize how bad they’ve had it all these years. not that they don’t deserve it :)

  3. Mark in Chicago

    January 28, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Yeah, Stoney is a terrific analyst. He’s going to drive Hawk nuts with his sometimes critical analysis of Sox players and/or plays, so that alone makes this a worthwhile venture. It’s also going to infuriate Cubs fans that he’s doing Sox games, the crosstown matchup should be interesting.

    You are absolutely right, tho, Sox fans deserve Hawk and DJ. They really do…

  4. Scott

    January 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Less of Joe Morgan is a good thing. I think baseball analysts, ex-Major Leaguers, have a shelf life and Joe is well passed his. Now, I’m old enough to remember him as a player and he was great. But a lot of people only know him as a commentator, which he is not so great at.