My friend and I started talking about how great it will be having Baseball Tonight back to get our fix of Gammons, Stark and Co. We figure it has to be starting up soon, since spring training is only a week away. I go to the BT section of ESPN.com, but can't find anything regarding a premiere date. Finally, we break down and call ESPN directly. They tell us that BT won't be starting up until Monday 3/17 and that it will only be 3 nights a week. (Mon, Wed, Thurs) What the hell is up with that? You mean to tell me that I'm gonna need to wait through Oilers/Kings highlights on SportsCenter to get my baseball fix 4 nights a week? I'm hoping this is only temporary until the NHL/NBA seasons are over.
Sheesh, what else are they going to put in the late-night / early-morning non-Sportscenter slots come summer? World's Strongest Man 1956? I can only hope not. It should be back to its normal rotation by then.
In a way I can't blame the Nationals, since the only way they'll get big-name free agents to come to Washington is to overpay. They certainly can't attract them based on the franchise's long history of winning.