ESPN broadcasts Yankees game

DMZ · April 18, 2007 at 4:02 pm · Filed Under General baseball 

Thank goodness this week’s Wednesday game is the Indians @ Yankees (4:05). For too long the Yankees have been ignored by both Fox and ESPN in choosing games to broadcast, and this presents a rare opportunity for national fans who don’t have the Yes Network to see this interesting and too-often overlooked team. Kudos to you, ESPN schedulers, for bringing us this unique treat. May your daring programming choice be rewarded by many intrigued fans who will be turned on to see this unfamiliar team take the field.

Other upcoming nationally broadcast games
Friday: Yankees at Red Sox, ESPN
Saturday: Yankees at Red Sox or Cardinals at Cubs, Fox
Sunday: Yankees at Red Sox, ESPN
Monday: Yankees at Tampa Bay, ESPN


44 Responses to “ESPN broadcasts Yankees game”

  1. Mat on April 18th, 2007 4:20 pm

    The next thing you know, they’ll be telling us that the White Sox aren’t the only Sox in the league.

  2. Spanky on April 18th, 2007 4:25 pm

    Come on DMZ, you have to admit that a matchup between division leaders is good game for the nation to see!

  3. Spanky on April 18th, 2007 4:28 pm

    Oh…and don’t forget the two teams have their staff aces on the mound tonight.

  4. The People's Champion on April 18th, 2007 4:32 pm

    But Casey’s at the bat. That says something.

  5. The People's Champion on April 18th, 2007 4:33 pm

    But the poem ending “There is no joy in Mudville, Mighty Casey has just hit a pop-fly to the third basemen” doesn’t have much of a ring to it.

  6. Grizz on April 18th, 2007 4:36 pm

    Wow, when did New York get a team? Is that where the Expos moved?

  7. loki on April 18th, 2007 4:41 pm

    Wait, they aren’t going to nationally televise the Weaver vs. Weaver match-up this weekend? The $8.5M arm vs. his younger brother! What could be more interesting? Yankees at Red Sox, how cliche!

  8. msb on April 18th, 2007 4:44 pm

    you know, I hear the Yankees have a underappreciated third baseman as well as a shortstop that could be a fan favorite if any one saw him.

  9. apunetid on April 18th, 2007 4:47 pm

    I wouldn’t think a team from New York would have that big of a market.

  10. The People's Champion on April 18th, 2007 4:49 pm

    I’ve heard rumors that their shortstop is very clutch, unlike their third baseman.

  11. The People's Champion on April 18th, 2007 4:53 pm

    Cleveland needs more CLUTCH HITTING! Why of course!

  12. WhyOWhy on April 18th, 2007 4:55 pm

    On the one hand, I imagine the Yankees games get better ratings than most other options, so I understand why they do this.

    On the other, by that logic my cable provider should just carry YES instead of ESPN, because either way I get the same variety of baseball teams.

  13. CSG on April 18th, 2007 5:01 pm

    It’s a shame how under-recognized the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is.

  14. mln on April 18th, 2007 5:04 pm

    DMZ is correct. The American media’s ignoring of the New York Yankees is a national digrace and shame.

    The media should also devote more attention to the relationship between the Yankees’ third baseman (whose name escapes me) and their equally anonymous shortstop, Derek what’s-his-name, who has labored in virtual obscurity all these years despite playing a critical role in the Yankees 4 World Series.

    These Yankees are two of the most underappreciated stars in all of baseball–both on and off the field.

  15. loki on April 18th, 2007 5:04 pm

    I hear that rivalry is almost as heated as our own M’s-Padres rivalry.

  16. The People's Champion on April 18th, 2007 5:05 pm

    13… agreed. It will be refreshing for the national media to focus on a rivalry other than Mariners-Padres.

  17. CSG on April 18th, 2007 5:11 pm


    I’ve also done some research which suggests that one of those teams (I’m not sure which) may have purchased the other team’s star player for a nominal fee, and that this transaction has haunted that team for quite some time. I can’t believe such rich history has been so actively suppressed.

  18. CSG on April 18th, 2007 5:11 pm

    Whoops: #16

  19. davepaisley on April 18th, 2007 5:13 pm

    No Washington-Florida? Toronto-Baltimore?

    For shame. The nation’s just clamoring for those.

  20. ypmaj on April 18th, 2007 5:23 pm

    Its always good when those small market teams get to play on national TV. I heard that these teams are very popular in their respective host towns, but thats mostly speculation

  21. carcinogen on April 18th, 2007 5:24 pm

    Yankees Schmankees….Who’s ready for Felix day? This guy!

  22. David* on April 18th, 2007 5:27 pm

    I was unaware that there was a team other than the Dodgers in New York.

  23. CSG on April 18th, 2007 5:27 pm

    Who else will be at Felix day in person?

  24. 88fingerslukee on April 18th, 2007 5:27 pm

    While I’ve never heard of these “Yankee” fellows of which you speak, I am very familiar with the Mariners-Padres rivalry. Lore regales us with ones or possibly tens of matchups between these fierce enemies…

    I wonder if the battles between these crimson-stockinged gentlemen and their pencil-striped counterparts are as entertaining and numerous as they are obscure.

  25. 88fingerslukee on April 18th, 2007 5:30 pm


    I believe there are also the New York Gothams.

  26. The People's Champion on April 18th, 2007 5:47 pm

    And what of the New York Knights? That Roy Hobbs swings a wild bat, I say.

  27. Tae Bo Jackson on April 18th, 2007 6:01 pm

    Needs more grit.

  28. machetemike on April 18th, 2007 6:08 pm

    Brooklyn Bridegrooms anyone?

  29. JMHawkins on April 18th, 2007 6:14 pm

    I was unaware that there was a team other than the Dodgers in New York.

    I believe the Yankees were the expansion team New York got after losing both the Dodgers and the Giants. Or maybe they were one of the many Washington Senators franchises who moved to other cities, I can’t remember.

    I do know they’ve had several decent players come up through their farm system and move on to stardom with other clubs. Our own Jay Buhner for instance, plus Alfonso Soriano. Garth Iorg was originally a Yankee prospect before going on to a respectable – if not HOF caliber – career with the Blue Jays. I’m sure there are several others we could mention, but lately their roster seems to be composed mostly of aging Free Agents on the backside of their careers.

    Probably a good thing to give them national exposure so fans get one last chance to see vaguely remembered names from a decade ago hobble around the bases.

  30. 88fingerslukee on April 18th, 2007 6:16 pm

    Not to be a dick but technically the Bridegrooms and the Dodgers were the same team.

  31. daveblev on April 18th, 2007 6:17 pm

    You mean there’s a bigger rival teams out there than the Richmond Braves vs. Norfolk Tides series every summer in Virginia?

  32. apunetid on April 18th, 2007 6:24 pm

    What about the Highlanders? I haven’t seen them on TV for awhile.

  33. bp in dc on April 18th, 2007 6:32 pm

    31. Ah, yes. Nothing quite like a summer’s evening spent in the palatial confines of The Diamond in downtown Richmond, Va.

  34. dlupham on April 18th, 2007 6:34 pm

    You guys don’t get what’s going on. Over here in Taiwan (and to a lesser extent, Mainland China,) the Yankees are the greatest thing since sliced bread because of Wang. ESPN and/or Star Sports (owned by Murdoch) show as many NYY games as possible. This scheduling makes sure that the Yankee fans on this side of the Pacific get to see them all weekend long. Given that I HATE THE YANKEES, you know how this makes me feel.


  35. carcinogen on April 18th, 2007 6:34 pm

    ahem…game thread….ahem

    Hey, I wonder if there is some automated system that could be built into the site that would generate game threads on a schedule, timed in advance to match the games. Then, if the guys had something to add…they could, other than that, we would always have the game threads.

    The guys would likely respond as follows: “and next I suppose you’d like a pony, as well….” I hear that, so I’m wondering if this is something that we the readers could help to develop.

  36. Kouvre on April 18th, 2007 6:37 pm

    Three words that have been in effect since ’96 at the latest:


  37. Eleven11 on April 18th, 2007 6:40 pm

    So, if you were footing the bill at the network, who would you put on? Yankees and Red Sox draw. Sorry. Network baseball is not about baseball, it’s a business, about market share. M’s vs. Twins is a yawner.

  38. Jeff Nye on April 18th, 2007 6:45 pm

    I heard somewhere (I can’t remember where) that that Jeter guy is a winner and a clubhouse leader and he finds a way to win.

    You could even go so far as to say he’s the New York version of our beloved Princess Willie.

  39. The People's Champion on April 18th, 2007 6:55 pm

    37… except at the ballpark. Geez, everytime I’ve been to an Ms-Twins game, it’s packed solid. Even when the Ms suck.

  40. Eleven11 on April 18th, 2007 7:04 pm

    Think nationally, not locally.

  41. _David_ on April 18th, 2007 7:06 pm

    If it’s not totally prescheduled, if they have an ongoing choice, I don’t blame them for putting A-Rod on the tube as much as possible. He’s got 9 HR!

  42. Paul B on April 18th, 2007 7:07 pm

    I think when ESPN broadcasts a baseball game, they should make sure to talk about Derik Jeter every inning, at least a couple of times.

    Sure can’t get enough of that Jeter guy.

  43. daveblev on April 18th, 2007 7:23 pm

    33…Harbor Park is a lot safer than The Diamond.

  44. IdahoInvader on April 18th, 2007 7:33 pm


    Fire meet gasoline

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