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No Early Game?

I know it's a futile, pointless gesture. But I have to say, on a beautiful autumn afternoon, it's regrettable that there is no early afternoon game in the baseball playoffs. Tampa Bay at Texas at 5 p.m., the Yankees and Twins at 8:30. It's sad to know that the baseball folks have to cater to TV types who don't want to put playoff games on in the afternoon. It's not that they're running away from college football, either. Most of the good football games are at night, too.

Evidently, ratings are better at night. Still, you hate to see them miss out on a sunny autumn day, when temperatures are higher and it would be more comfortable for fans and players alike. And here's another worn-out notion: How about the young kids who are home from school on Saturday and would like to watch day games? I guess baseball has given up on the next generation. Well, at least there's a World Series game scheduled for 6 p.m. this year.

--- Jerry Sullivan

 

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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