Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Caution: Rant Ahead

I'm sorry, but why was the Tigers/Venezuela exhibition not broadcast in some way, shape or form?  Let's see, Armando Gallaraga was pitching for Venezuela, and Carlos Guillen, Miguel Cabrera, and Magglio Ordóñez were in the lineup facing the rest of our Tigers squad.  Is that not compelling fare for Tigers fans?   I must know then, why the Tigers failed to broadcast this game at least on radio.  I know MLB network had to go with the "premier" Team USA/Yankees matchup, but why not air the Tigers/Venezuela game later on instead of endless repeats of other programming?  After reading the Freep's and Detroit News' coverage of the affair, it would've been a lot of fun to watch, not only for the matchup, but also because of the fiesta created by some Team Venezuela fans.  I feel like we missed out in a big way on that game.  Boo.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you 9000%.


Kurt said...

I noticed that the MLB Network broadcasts of games come from local broadcast. Took me half the game to figure out it was YES network yesterday. An earlier game came from the Mets SNY. So I think I can give MLB Network a flyer if they're not set up to be an original broadcaster of games.

Why FS Detroit or local radio had no interest, who knows. Could be the revenue downturn has FS cutting back. They never seem to do much til halfway through March anyway, I guess.

But I really do wish someone would have had the game.

OldEnglish said...

-s--thanks for enthusiastically validating my feelings--I love the 9000%.

Kurt--good point on MLB Network. I withdraw my ire for now.

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