Posts Tagged ‘MLB Extra Innings’

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So the baseball season is underway and as I like to do I’ve been enjoying my free preview of the MLB Extra Innings package. I like being able to go from game to game and see how all the games are going. I just enjoy watching the teams from the different markets that I won’t see much of as the season moves on. I also enjoy listening to which ever teams announcers are doing the game. Dan the Man is so jealous that I was able to watch all of these games while he had to work.

Some of the surprises I caught while checking out all of these games. The Houston Astros winning their opening series against the New York Yankees. The Seattle Mariners sweeping the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. I saw Aaron Harang and Matt Garza pitch against each other and have dueling no hitters for 6 2/3 innings. The Chicago Cubs Emilio Bonifacio tied a 100-year-old major league record by getting nine hits in the Cubs first two games this season. Bonifacio is 11 for 19 this season as is Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria. Bonifacio also has four stolen bases to start his season. Did you have Brandon Belt or Alejandro De Aza hitting three home runs this week? While You wouldn’t expect these players to end up at the top of these hitting categories by the end of the season I did have a good time watching Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon go 6 for 6 yesterday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Blackmon had three doubles and a home run among his six hits in the Rockies 12 – 2 win.

While I was watching baseball game after baseball game Kevin Durant was tying Michael Jordan’s record by scoring 25 points in a game for the 40th straight time. Durant’s team the Oklahoma City Thunder ended the San Antonio Spurs 19 game winning streak during the week. Even with the win the Thunder are still 3 1/2 games behind the Spurs for the #1 playoff spot in the Western conference. The battle in the West will be for the 6th, 7th and 8th spots. Right now the Golden State Warriors are in 6th; the Dallas Mavericks are in 7th and the Memphis Grizzlies are holding the 8th spot. The Phoenix Suns are the odd team out right now, but have the same record (45 – 31) as Memphis. Dallas is only one game ahead of them in 7th; while Golden State is two games ahead of them in 6th. Even a 5th seed isn’t out of these teams reach as the Portland Trailblazers are just four games ahead of the 8th seed. While a team with a winning record will miss the playoff in the Western conference a couple of teams at or below .500 will make the playoffs in the Eastern conference. The Charlotte Bobcats hold the 7th Eastern conference playoff spot and are 38 – 38. The Atlanta Hawks are in the last playoff spot right now, but the New York Knicks are just a game behind the Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers hanging around just three games back of the 8th playoff spot. With only a couple of weeks left in the regular season the race for these last couple of playoff spots will make things interesting.

The NHL regular season is coming to a close as well and they have a couple of good playoff battles going on. In the Eastern conference it looks like 5 teams are going to battle it out for just 2 wild card playoff spots. The Detroit Red Wings (88 points) and the Columbus Blue Jackets (85) hold those wild card spots, but the Toronto Maple Leafs (84) are just one point out of a wild card spot. The New Jersey Devils (82) and the Washington Capitals (81) are still trying to grab a wild card spot. In the Western conference 6 of the 8 playoff spots have been locked up; it’s just the two wild card spots that are up for grabs. It looks like the Minnesota Wild are going to take one (1) of those wild card spots with 90 points this season and a four (4) point lead in the wild card standings. Right now the Phoenix Coyotes (86) hold the other wild card spot, but have just a one point lead over the Dallas Stars (85).

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So the baseball season is about three weeks old and I want to talk about week one. Yeah, yeah I know a little late, but better late than never.

The season opened on a Sunday night with the Houston Astros getting their 1st win as an American League team. After that my week got interesting. I was off of work the 1st week of the season and on my cable system I get a free preview of the Extra Innings baseball package. On that first Monday of the season I watched baseball for about 12 hours and I have to tell you it was fantastic. My co-host Dan the Man was so jealous of my situation. During the week I saw every team play at least a few innings. One of my favorite things is listening to the announcers from the other teams do the games. My favorite like a lot of people out their was listening to Vin Scully do the Dodgers games. The opening series with the Reds against the Angels was fun to watch. One night Arizona and St. Louis played 16 innings. I was able to see Yu Darvish throw 8 2/3 innings of a perfect game and much, much more. Sadly I could never afford to buy this package and if I had it I’d lose my job because I’d be watching baseball all the time. Also on the plus side of the free preview is if you’re a hockey fan as well the NHL games air on the same channels; so you got a bonus of free NHL games. The only negative on the entire experience was when they had games scheduled back to back on a station. A lot of times the first game would run late and you would get the second game until they had already played a few innings. Now they have enough channels to fix the issue and I don’t know if it’s different if you actually order the Extra Innings package. I know that the NBA & NHL playoffs are getting ready to start, but it’s baseball season. Even as I’m writing this I have the Mariners/Tigers game playing on my computer. Maybe I have a problem?

You can follow me on Twitter @Burketime

Photo Credits:
Asros
Yu Darvish
MLB Extra Innings
Opening Day
Vin Scully

20130420-023410.jpg

So the baseball season is about three weeks old and I want to talk about week one. Yeah, yeah I know a little late, but better late than never.

The season opened on a Sunday night with the Houston Astros getting their 1st win as an American League team. After that my week got interesting. I was off of work the 1st week of the season and on my cable system I get a free preview of the Extra Innings baseball package. On that first Monday of the season I watched baseball for about 12 hours and I have to tell you it was fantastic. My co-host Dan the Man was so jealous of my situation. During the week I saw every team play at least a few innings. One of my favorite things is listening to the announcers from the other teams do the games. My favorite like a lot of people out their was listening to Vin Scully do the Dodgers games. The opening series with the Reds against the Angels was fun to watch. One night Arizona and St. Louis played 16 innings. I was able to see Yu Darvish throw 8 2/3 innings of a perfect game and much, much more. Sadly I could never afford to buy this package and if I had it I’d lose my job because I’d be watching baseball all the time. Also on the plus side of the free preview is if you’re a hockey fan as well the NHL games air on the same channels; so you got a bonus of free NHL games. The only negative on the entire experience was when they had games scheduled back to back on a station. A lot of times the first game would run late and you would get the second game until they had already played a few innings. Now they have enough channels to fix the issue and I don’t know if it’s different if you actually order the Extra Innings package. I know that the NBA & NHL playoffs are getting ready to start, but it’s baseball season. Even as I’m writing this I have the Mariners/Tigers game playing on my computer. Maybe I have a problem?

You can follow me on Twitter @Burketime

Photo Credits:
Asros
Yu Darvish
MLB Extra Innings
Opening Day
Vin Scully

20130420-023410.jpg

So the baseball season is about three weeks old and I want to talk about week one. Yeah, yeah I know a little late, but better late than never.

The season opened on a Sunday night with the Houston Astros getting their 1st win as an American League team. After that my week got interesting. I was off of work the 1st week of the season and on my cable system I get a free preview of the Extra Innings baseball package. On that first Monday of the season I watched baseball for about 12 hours and I have to tell you it was fantastic. My co-host Dan the Man was so jealous of my situation. During the week I saw every team play at least a few innings. One of my favorite things is listening to the announcers from the other teams do the games. My favorite like a lot of people out their was listening to Vin Scully do the Dodgers games. The opening series with the Reds against the Angels was fun to watch. One night Arizona and St. Louis played 16 innings. I was able to see Yu Darvish throw 8 2/3 innings of a perfect game and much, much more. Sadly I could never afford to buy this package and if I had it I’d lose my job because I’d be watching baseball all the time. Also on the plus side of the free preview is if you’re a hockey fan as well the NHL games air on the same channels; so you got a bonus of free NHL games. The only negative on the entire experience was when they had games scheduled back to back on a station. A lot of times the first game would run late and you would get the second game until they had already played a few innings. Now they have enough channels to fix the issue and I don’t know if it’s different if you actually order the Extra Innings package. I know that the NBA & NHL playoffs are getting ready to start, but it’s baseball season. Even as I’m writing this I have the Mariners/Tigers game playing on my computer. Maybe I have a problem?

You can follow me on Twitter @Burketime

Photo Credits:
Asros
Yu Darvish
MLB Extra Innings
Opening Day
Vin Scully