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MLB Canadian TV Schedule: April 4-8

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As I do with the National Hockey League, I plan to post a weekly Canadian MLB TV schedule. I will include commentator information for games on Fox and ESPN in the US. Other games on Sportsnet are either Sportsnet productions (which usually means Buck Martinez & Pat Tabler) or simulcasts of local US broadcasts. I will also include games from US superstations WPIX (Mets), WGN (Cubs and White Sox) and Peachtree TV (Braves). There are no MLB blackouts in Canada.

Wednesday April 4
7:00pm, St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins – SN West, RDS2
Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser & Terry Francona

Thursday April 5
1:30pm, Boston Red Sox @ Detroit Tigers – SN1 (NESN feed)
2:00pm, Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs – WGN
3:00pm, Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians – Sportsnet

Friday April 6
3:00pm, New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays – SN1 (YES feed)

Saturday April 7
1:00pm, Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians – Sportsnet

4:00pm, Boston Red Sox @ Detroit Tigers – SN1, FOX [map]
Joe Buck & Tim McCarver

4:00pm, Kansas City Royals @ Anaheim Angels – FOX [map]
Kenny Albert & Mark Gubicza

7:00pm, New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays – SN East/Ontario (YES feed)
8:00pm, Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers – SN West (FS Southwest feed), WGN

Sunday April 8
1:00pm, Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians – Sportsnet
2:00pm, Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs – WGN
4:00pm, San Francisco Giants @ Arizona D-Backs – Sportsnet (FS Arizona feed)

8:00pm, Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers – TSN2, RDS
Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser & Terry Francona

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4 April, 2012 at 4:39pm

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2012 MLB on Sportsnet Schedule

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Sportsnet has released its 2012 Major League Baseball schedule. Here it is, all times are Eastern. All games are on all four regional channels, unless otherwise noted.

See here for Sportsnet One’s MLB broadcast schedule and here for Sportsnet’s Blue Jays broadcast schedule.

April
Wednesday 4/2, 8:00pm – St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins – West
Saturday 4/7, 7:00pm – New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays – East/Ontario
Saturday 4/7, 8:00pm – Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers – West
Sunday 4/8, 4:00pm – San Francisco Giants @ Arizona D-Backs
Monday 4/9, 1:00pm – Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies
Tuesday 4/10, 1:00pm – Tampa Bay Rays @ Oakland Athletics
Wednesday 4/11, 7:00pm – New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles – East/Ontario
Wednesday 4/11, 8:00pm – Anaheim Angels @ Minnesota Twins – West/Pacific
Thursday 4/12, 7:00pm – Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sunday 4/15, 4:00pm – Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Francisco Giants
Monday 4/16, 7:00pm – Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees
Monday 4/16, 10:00pm – Philadelphia Phillies @ San Francisco Giants – West/Pacific
Tuesday 4/17, 10:00pm – Oakland Athletics @ Anaheim Angels – West/Pacific
Friday 4/20, 3:00pm – New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox
Saturday 4/21, 4:00pm – New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox – East/West/Pacific
Sunday 4/22, 5:00pm – Atlanta Braves @ Arizona D-Backs (JIP)
Tuesday 4/24, 10:00pm – Chicago White Sox @ Oakland Athletics – West/Pacific
Wednesday 4/25, 10:00pm – Atlanta Braves @ Los Angeles Dodgers – West/Pacific
Thursday 4/26, 1:00pm – Anaheim Angels @ Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday 4/28, 7:00pm – Boston Red Sox @ Chicago White Sox – East/Ontario/West
Sunday 4/29, 4:00pm – San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants
Monday 4/30, 10:00pm – Minnesota Twins @ Anaheim Angels – West/Pacific

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3 April, 2012 at 4:25pm

Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100 Premieres Tomorrow on PBS

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As a Red Sox fan, I am particularly looking forward to this. PBS is airing a National Geographic special “Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100″ tomorrow night on most stations. Here is a description of the program from the PBS website.

Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100 celebrates the centennial of the oldest and most intimate big league ballpark in America. Fenway’s Grand Opening was on April 20, 1912, when the Red Sox played the New York Highlanders, a team that would be renamed the Yankees the next year. The film uses a current Red Sox-Yankees game as a thread to the history of the ballpark and as a way to go inside and get behind the scenes to see what it takes to put on a major league game.

We’re in the locker room as the Red Sox get ready for the game, in the underground batting cage where ball players can swing bats away from the eyes of the public and the press. What’s it like inside the Green Monster’s famous manual scoreboard? We find out. We follow the superintendent as he takes care of the century-old building; the groundskeepers who prepare the field of play; a vendor who races through the stands selling hot dogs; the bat boy who’s really more of a bat man; and the guy who’s worked at Fenway Park for 32 years and whose job is to rub every one of the 160 or so balls used in the game with mud from a secret location.

Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100 hears from players and historians that Fenway Park is not just home to a legendary baseball team, the place where Babe Ruth made his major league debut and Ted Williams set records. It is also a public space that is vital to the city of Boston. From the very beginning, Fenway hosted all sorts of events, including other sports, masses for World.War.I soldiers, a 1919 rally for Irish independence,and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s last presidential campaign speech.

We see how, in 2002, Fenway Park narrowly escaped demolition, the fate of most other early baseball palaces. The ownership group that took over in that year was committed to the ballpark’s preservation, turning the run-down stadium into both a fan favorite and the most popular tourist attraction in Boston.

Fenway Park is a memory palace for generations of fans and ballplayers, a place where you can sit in the same seat as your grandfather to watch the stars of the day play America’s pastime. In fast-paced, mobile America, the old building provides a sense of continuity, an anchor to our past.

The documentary will air Monday March 26 at 9:00pm local on most PBS stations. Check your local listings to confirm the broadcast time in your area.

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25 March, 2012 at 6:54pm

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