See no baseball, hear no evil. Or something.

See no baseball, hear no evil. Or something.

While the Yankees are getting absolutely shellacked on Fox’s National Blackout Game of the Week, the following INTERESTING games have been unavailable to baseball fans across the country, Mets fans in the NY Tri-State area, regardless of how much they are paying for MLB’s Extra Innings package:

  • The Marlins came back from an early 6-2 deficit to defeat the Nationals 9-6 in 11 innings
  • The Cardinals and the Cubs are tied at 5-5 in the 10th inning…
  • Tim Lincecum and Doug Davis matched zeroes for eight innings, before the Giants bullpen imploded and handed the D’backs a 2-0 victory. Lincecum struck out 13 in a no-decision.

Meanwhile the Indians have scratched out 21 runs on a measly 21 hits and currently lead the Yankees 21-4 in the top of the 9th inning. In fairness, it is nice to know Joe Buck uses the same smarmy, cardboard deadpan delivery in 21-4 games as he does during the postseason.

So far, this 3pm blackout game idea isn’t going so well for Fox or MLB. Last week, the Red Sox/Angels game was shoved down the nation’s throat while here in New York, Mets fans couldn’t watch the start of the Mets/Marlins game until 7pm. Joe wrote about that here.

UPDATE (9:00pm EST) – According to MetsToday spies in Chicago, the Cubs/Cardinals game was also covered by Fox and was shown in Chicago. It would seem that since Fox was already covering that game, they would have switched to it once the Yankees/Indians game got out of hand in the second inning. Of course, Fox would still leave the game on in the NY and Cleveland regions. Assuming all this is true, that means only one thing: Mets fans got screwed by MLB/Fox for a second consecutive week.

Instead of watching the Yankees attempt a three touchdown fourth quarter comeback, watch this video. It’ll make ya laugh:

John Fitzgerald is an independent film/TV producer. In 2007, he followed former Mets 2B Wally Backman and his minor league team for the TV show, "Playing for Peanuts." Click here for DVD ordering information NOTE: $5 from each sale goes to maintenance costs of MetsToday.com
  1. isuzudude April 19, 2009 at 8:44 am
    OMG! Did you see the Uroclub? Please tell me that was an April Fool’s Day joke.
  2. John Fitzgerald April 19, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    I missed that ‘Dude… What the hell is a Uroclub?
  3. isuzudude April 21, 2009 at 8:52 am
    One of the videos included a “closer” of an advertisement for an item called the UroClub, which is a fake golf club that contains a hidden compartment in which men can relieve themselves into when there is no bathroom in sight and the bushes just don’t provide enough privacy. Could you imagine getting this gift for father’s day?
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