Here we go again, on the Fox Sports Merry-Go-Round. First of all, I'm not convinced that "2:55" starting time is for real. Last Saturday, the first pitch in Philadelphia, another Fox game, occurred closer to 2:45. So tune in early.
If you are in a city where you can watch today's game, you will be "treated" to the announcing team of Kenny Albert and Joe Girardi. No further comment necessary.
Finally, I have helpfully eliminated for you all the markets in the above link that will NOT be carrying the Cub game -- that's 76% of the country. Markets carrying the Cub game (23%, according to that link; no explanation as to what happens to the missing 1%) are, in alphabetical order:
The potential good news for you, though, is this New York-area weather forecast:
|Today's Starting Pitchers|
Vazquez has made 12 career starts against the Cubs, going 3-3 with a 5.04 ERA. Last July 1, the Cubs hit him pretty good -- 11 hits and 5 runs in 6 IP -- only to lose that game on that 2-strike, 2-out 9th inning HR by you-know-who off Ryan Dempster.
But this is a new year and a new Dempster.
Finally, we are apparently supposed to hold our breaths until Monday, when Lou Piniella has a surprise for us. Could it be something like this?
Here's today's Mediacenter, although I don't think that'll help any of you see the Cub game.
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2006 version)
Discuss amongst yourselves.