Thursday, September 4, 2008

Baseball in the Daytime: 9-4-08

Thursday delivers a trio of daytime baseball, and we're pleased to tell you that not a one of the six teams stands a chance of making the playoffs. Okay. Well, the Angels might make it in on a wing, a prayer, and 40 Halos, but nobody's paying attention to west-coast baseball right now. Are they? I mean, aside from the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, and Angels, of course. For the purposes of today, however, the baseballing will take place in middle America, where the humidities of summers have vanished, if only temporarily, into the chills and mists of early September.

Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati, 11:35 (Central): Today's first feature takes us to Great American Ball Park, where the home starter is none other than the 2-7 Josh Fogg. His right arm is slated to battle the left arm of the visiting Tom Gorzelanny and his 6-9 record. These two teams are playing for something not called October baseball, as together they are 48 and-a-half games behind the NL Central leaders. The contest, nevertheless, can be seen on DirecTV 722, and heard on XM 189.

Los Anaheim @ Detroit, 12:05: Our second game takes us to the Motor City, where veteran cockmunch Kenny Rogers dons the home uni for the Tigers, and Ervin Santana gets the nod for the Halos. Rogers hopes to make one more stride towards a .500 season, while Santana seeks win number 15. Catch this one on 723 or 724, DirecTV-style, or listen in on XM's 178.

Oakland @ Kansas City, 4:10: And our final tilt today is part one of a double-header, as yesterday's relentless KC rains continued to fall all through the evening, night, and are actually still falling as I type. Should it let up in time for Dan Meyer and Kyle Davies to take the mound this evening, I'll be surprised, let alone for Dana Eveland and Brian Bannister this afternoon. Either way, both clubs are buried in their respective divisions, Oakland still far from the basement with a nice cushion of Seattle Mariner beneath them.

Those are your day games today, baseball fans. Get out to the park, or tune in for your broadcasts with vigor. Let them players know that no one cares about the Giants or the Redskins.