01 October 2014

2014 MLB Postseason: Division Series TV Schedule & Announcers

After the Wild Card action taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Division Series kicks off on Thursday. And unlike the last several years when TBS had exclusivity over the LDS, it will be split between TBS, which will carry the ALDS, and Fox Sports 1, which will carry the NLDS. MLB Network will also carry a pair of games as well. Let's take a look at the television and announcing schedule for the 2014 LDS, and enjoy what a bad job MLB did in putting this together.

Predictions

1: Thurs., 10/2 - Anaheim - TBS, 9:07 (Ernie Johnson, Jr., Ron Darling, Cal Ripken, Jr., Matt Winer)
2: Fri., 10/3 - Anaheim - TBS, 9:37 (Johnson, Darling, Ripken, Winer)
3: Sun., 10/5 - Kansas City - TBS, 7:37 (Johnson, Darling, Ripken, Winer)

1: Thurs., 10/2 - Baltimore - TBS, 5:37 (Brian Anderson, Dennis Eckersley, Joe Simpson, Jaime Maggio)
2: Fri., 10/3 - Baltimore - TBS, 12:07 (Anderson, Eckersley, Simpson, Maggio)
3: Sun., 10/5 - Detroit - TBS, 3:37 (Anderson, Eckersley, Simpson, Maggio)

1: Fri., 10/3 - Washington - Fox Sports 1, 3:07 (Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz, Jon Morosi)
2: Sat., 10/4 - Washington - Fox Sports 1, 5:37 (Vasgersian, Smoltz, Morosi)
3: Mon., 10/6 - San Francisco - MLB Network, 5:07 (Vasgersian, Smoltz, Sam Ryan)
4: Tues., 10/7 - San Francisco - Fox Sports 1, 9:07 (Vasgersian, Smoltz, Morosi)

1: Fri., 10/3 - Los Angeles - Fox Sports 1, 6:37 (Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci, Erin AndrewsKen Rosenthal)
2: Sat., 10/4 - Los Angeles - MLB Network, 9:37 (Bob Costas, Reynolds, Verducci, Rosenthal)
3: Mon., 10/6 - St. Louis - Fox Sports 1, 9:07 (Buck, Reynolds, Verducci, Rosenthal)
4: Tues., 10/7 - St. Louis - Fox Sports 1, 5:07 ( (Buck, Reynolds, Verducci, Rosenthal)

Daily Schedule
Thursday, October 2nd
Tigers vs. Orioles (Game 1) - TBS, 5:37 (Brian Anderson, Dennis Eckersley, Joe Simpson, Jaime Maggio)
Royals vs. Angels (Game 1) - TBS, 9:07 (Ernie Johnson, Jr., Ron Darling, Cal Ripken, Jr., David Aldridge, Matt Winer)

Friday, October 3rd
Tigers vs. Orioles (Game 2) - TBS, 12:07 (Anderson, Eckersley, Simpson, Maggio)
Giants vs. Nationals (Game 1) - FS1, 3:07 (Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz, Jon Morosi)
Cardinals vs. Nationals (Game 1) - FS1, 6:37 (Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci, Erin Andrews, Ken Rosenthal)
Royals vs. Angels (Game 2) - TBS, 9:37 (Johnson, Darling, Ripken, Winer)

Saturday, October 4th
Giants vs. Nationals (Game 2) - FS1, 5:37 (Vasgersian, Smoltz, Morosi)
Cardinals vs. Dodgers (Game 2) - MLBN, 9:37 (Bob Costas, Reynolds, Verducci, Rosenthal)

Sunday, October 5th
Orioles vs. Tigers (Game 3) - TBS, 3:52 (Anderson, Eckersley, Simpson, Maggio)
Angels vs. Royals (Game 3) - TBS, 7:37 (Johnson, Darling, Ripken, Winer)

Monday, October 6th
Nationals vs. Giants (Game 3) - MLBN, 5:07 (Vasgersian, Smoltz, Sam Ryan)
Dodgers vs. Cardinals (Game 3) - FS1, 9:07 (Buck, Reynolds, Verducci, Rosenthal)

Tuesday, October 7th
Dodgers vs. Cardinals (Game 4) - FS1, 5:07 (Buck, Reynolds, Verducci, Rosenthal)
Nationals vs. Giants (Game 4) - FS1, 9:07 (Vasgersian, Smoltz, Morosi)

H/T The506

6 comments:

  1. Are local free-to-air affiliates of these play-offs teams allowed to show their teams live?

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    1. Nope, they are exclusive to the channels listed above.

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  2. Buck is doing game 3 of dodgers at cardinals.

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  3. So - will Brennaman not do the NLDS at all?

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    1. It looks like no. I wasn't sold on why Buck wouldn't have been able to do it in the first place and to be honest, Rosenthal (who I was using as the source) didn't say it was a certainty.

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    2. I would rather have Brennaman over Buck.

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