The Great Fox-TV Wizard makes his return today, and has decreed that only the peons who live in the following TV markets may have the privilege of watching today's Cubs/Cardinals game:
And unless the weather cooperates, the entire country is going to be watching the Tigers/Yankees game... it looks like we'll be dodging raindrops all day. With a huge crowd expected, maybe the largest of the year, they will wait all night if they have to.
|Today's Starting Pitchers|
Anthony Reyes got off to a horrid start -- 0-10, 6.40 -- before being sent to Triple-A for a while. Since his return he's been quite a bit better, 2-1 in 4 starts with a 3.00 ERA. He has not pitched well on the road at all this year (0-6, 6.33 in 8 starts away from St. Louis) and the Cubs have defeated him twice already this year, at Wrigley Field and in St. Louis. Let's make that three times, this afternoon. Ronny Cedeno, of all people, has hit Reyes the best among current Cubs (3-for-5, a double), with Mark DeRosa close behind (2-for-3). And I don't like his cap brim any more now than the last two times the Cubs faced him.
Looking ahead to next week, we have a bit of scheduling good fortune: the Brewers will precede the Cubs into Phoenix to play the Diamondbacks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Milwaukee has to face Brandon Webb, who extended his scoreless streak to 42 innings with a shutout of the Braves last night, next Wednesday. As a result, the Cubs, who are in Arizona next weekend, will miss him.
Here is today's Mediacenter link. It won't help you find the Cub game if you're not in one of the favored TV markets, but perhaps you'd like to watch something else after 6 pm CT.
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2006 version)
Just so I don't forget (as I did last night), here's the MLB.com Gameday link for tonight's Brewers/Reds game (start time: 6:05 CT)
Discuss amongst yourselves.