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2008 MLB Television Standings

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OMG two entries in one day, I'm out of control! This year I decided to track the number of games that each team had televised by MLB's three television partners. The final week's schedule was finalized today so figured I'd actually post the final "standings" for the year. I thought it'd be better to post it on the blog rather than the TWiB form because we don't need another debate of the overexposure of two certain teams from the Northeast and God knows I've instigated a few of those debates.

 

Note there was only one team in MLB that did not have a single game televised by ESPN, FOX, or TBS. Try to guess before scrolling down to find out who. Really shouldn't surprise anyone.

 

ESPN (76 Games)

 

17 Games: Cubs, Red Sox

15: Yankees

11: Phillies

10: Dodgers, Mets

9: Rays

7: Angels, Brewers

6: Cardinals, Tigers, White Sox

5: Twins

4: Astros, Braves, Indians

2: Athletics, Blue Jays, Diamondbacks, Padres, Rangers

1: Giants, Nationals, Orioles, Rockies

 

FOX (66 Games)

 

10: Phillies

9: Red Sox, Tigers, Yankees

8: Braves, Cardinals, Dodgers

7: Angels, Cubs, Mets

6: Diamondbacks, Twins, White Sox

5: Brewers, Indians

3: Mariners, Padres, Rays, Reds, Rockies

2: Orioles, Royals

1: Athletics, Marlins, Nationals

 

TBS (26 Games)

 

8: Red Sox

5: White Sox, Yankees

4: Phillies

3: Blue Jays, Cardinals, Cubs, Marlins

2: Angels, Braves, Dodgers, Mets

1: Athletics, Brewers, Diamondbacks, Indians, Mariners, Orioles, Rays, Reds, Tigers, Twins

 

Totals

 

34: Red Sox

29: Yankees

27: Cubs

25: Phillies

20: Dodgers

19: Mets

17: Cardinals, White Sox

16: Angels, Tigers

14: Braves, Twins

13: Brewers, Rays

10: Indians

9: Diamondbacks

5: Blue Jays, Padres

4: Astros, Athletics, Mariners, Marlins, Orioles, Reds, Rockies

2: Nationals, Rangers, Royals

1: Giants

0: Pirates

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While I personally don't want to see the Yankess, Red Sox, and Cubs that many times, I can't bitch about it as it's obvious why they're on. I will bitch about 9 Red sox games and 6 Yankess games on TBS. You show one game a week, you don't know any one team that many times.

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L to the O to the L.

 

When was the last time they have been on a National broadcast?

At the very least they were on TBS at least once against the Braves in 07. And if you count WGN I'm sure they were on in 08 against the Cubs.

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I'm guessing they probably have had at least one game on ESPN in the last few years but it's probably been a while since FOX televised one of their games. On the other hand FOX did show a Royals game in August this year and they are pretty much the A.L. equivalent of the Pirates.

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L to the O to the L.

 

When was the last time they have been on a National broadcast?

 

 

You could've knocked me over with a feather when I read this! Seriously, at least they are consistent in finishing last.

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L to the O to the L.

 

When was the last time they have been on a National broadcast?

At the very least they were on TBS at least once against the Braves in 07. And if you count WGN I'm sure they were on in 08 against the Cubs.

 

Those don't count.

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The Pirates had a game on Fox in '07 against the Giants, when everyone was showing as many Giants games as possible, trying to get Bonds milestone homers.

 

I'm pretty sure the Jays have never been on Fox and all their TBS games this year were against Boston.

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Updated standings since FOX added Royals/Twins to their Saturday schedule and TBS switched from Yankees/Red Sox to Marlins/Mets for Sunday. Royals having more games nationally televised than the Giants makes me giggle.

 

And finally edited again for the White Sox make up game and the A.L. Central playoff. Not that anyone checking this besides me.

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