I don’t want to listen to the Mets complain the THEY have to work late on Sunday and then work again Monday night. Plenty of patrons of theirs have out of town business trips and show up for work the next day. So no whining and definitely don’t use it as an excuse when dropping 4 of 6 out west.
What everyone should complain about is ESPN Sunday Night Baseball moving games. Yes Mushnick has well covered this ground but I wanted my say, because I have Sunday tickets. When I got Sunday tickets it was with the idea that I would go to games on a Sunday afternoon.
The Mets sold me a ticket for a 1 o’clock game, I’d like a 1 o’clock game. I’d like to take the kid. I’d like to get home before 1:30 in the morning on a Sunday night.
Even if ESPN must have night games and the right to night games…why does it start at 8pm? Prime time ratings begin at 7 on Sundays. More than half the population of the United States lives in the Eastern Time Zone. (Read that last sentence twice and remember it come playoffs and football season). I’m sure it makes no difference to Dodgers fans if the game starts at 4pm or 5pm (or 10am). What’s with the 8pm starts?