More importantly, it’s time to belly up to the bar for another season of Beerleaguer in-game discussion. Game starts at 1:05 p.m EST.
It’s baseball time again, and for readers of this space, time to get back to what we do best, and that's chat about Howard, Cholly, the Sausage Assassin, Weird Beard, Donut Taster, that thing on Wheeler's head, your favorite Bobby Scales fantasy, the human trash acquired in the Abreu deal. Whatever. The batboys could scrimmage Bill Conlin and the media all-stars and it wouldn’t matter. Beerleaguer is running well below Typepad's alloted monthly bandwidth, so the floor is your's. I hope the missing posters return: Maverick; SamDracula; Ed; Bloodstripes, etc. All except the bored guy who kept posting as Bailey, the exotic dancer from Show 'n Tel.
First up: An early March treat when the hometown nine entertain A-Rod, Jeter and that whole circus. It’s the first of two consecutive televised games against the Yanks, the other is on March 17, also at 1:05 p.m. And good news for out-of-market readers: ESPN is slated to broadcast back-to-back weekday games March 22 and 23, which is good news if you work in a home office. Here’s the complete EST spring schedule.
March 4, Yankees at Phillies, CSN, 1:05 p.m.
March 17, Yankees at Phillies, CSN, 1:05 p.m.
March 18, Devil Rays at Phillies (ss), CW, 1:05 p.m.
March 22, Red Sox at Phillies, ESPN, 1:05 p.m.
March 23, Braves at Phillies, ESPN, 1:05 p.m.
March 25, Twins at Phillies, CSN, 1:05 p.m.
March 31, Red Sox at Phillies (From CBP), CW, 1:05 p.m.