This just into the Fang’s Bites inbox, the MLB on Fox schedule for the 2010 season. I always look forward to seeing this to see how many Red Sox games are on the schedule so I know which ones to turn the volume down so I can listen to the radio broadcast and not have to endure Tim McCarver.
There are two instances where Fox moves its schedule into Saturday primetime, in late May and June. Check out the release with the subsequent schedule.
MLB ON FOX GOES UNDER THE LIGHTS IN 2010TWO PRIME TIME INTERLEAGUE DATES HIGHLIGHT MLB ON FOX’S 15TH REGULAR-SEASON SEASON SCHEDULENL Champion Phillies Scheduled a Maximum Nine Times; World Champion Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, Mets & Cardinals To Make Eight AppearancesNew York & Los Angeles – Lights! Camera! Action!MLB on FOX, the sports highest-rated and most-watched television package, today unveils its 15th FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK schedule, highlighted by not one, but two prime time contests this season. Never before has MLB on FOX scheduled two prime time regular season games in the same season, and these are the first on national broadcast television since April 2004.The very special prime time windows are Saturday May 22 and Saturday June 26, and they are two of MLB on FOX’s four interleague dates this season. The match-ups on both dates are compelling, and regional coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT. May 22 features a four game slate: the defending World Champion New York Yankees battle the cross-town rival New York Mets, the Boston Red Sox travel to Philadelphia to take on the defending NL Champion Phillies, the Chicago Cubs visit the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers head west to take on the defending NL West Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Then on June 26, one of the game’s most storied rivalries resumes as the Dodgers host the Yankees for the first time at Dodger Stadium since 2004, the Red Sox travel to San Francisco to face the Giants and the battle for Windy City bragging rights ensues on the South Side as the White Sox host the Cubs.“We’ve been thinking about taking a few of our afternoon dates to prime time dates for quite some time now, and this season’s schedule is so strong that the time seemed right,” said FOX Sports President Ed Goren. “There is still no platform that has the reach of prime time broadcast television.”“We are looking forward to complimenting our traditional Saturday afternoon national broadcast with a couple Saturday night games, a window we’ve been interested in for some time,” said Tim Brosnan, Major League Baseball Executive Vice President, Business. “FOX has been a terrific partner and has shown great flexibility in clearing affiliates, first for starting our World Series games before 8:00 PM and now for the two Saturday night windows.”FOX Sports, the broadcast television home to of Major League Baseball’s signature events, gears up for another tremendous season of excitement, drama and unforgettable moments. The network airs 26 consecutive weeks of regular-season coverage, the 81st MLB All-Star Game from Anaheim, Calif., the National League Championship Series and the 105th World Series. The 2010 season is FOX Sports’ 15th straight as the national broadcast television home of Major League Baseball. In that time, FOX Sports has aired 12 World Series, 20 League Championship Series and 11 All-Star Games.The 2010 FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK schedule features up to four regionalized games and this year most begin at 4:00 PM ET. The final two Saturdays of the regular season are designated as “wild card” dates, allowing FOX Sports to choose up to four games of postseason significance each day.FOX Sports’ 2010 “Opening Day” comes Saturday, April 10 at a special 3:00 PM ET time as the Yankees visit their AL East rival Tampa Bay Rays, NL MVP Albert Pujols and the Cardinals visit the Brewers in Milwaukee and the new-look Mariners head to Texas to take on the Rangers.The 2009 NL Champion Phillies make the team maximum nine MLB on FOX appearances. The World Champion Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, Mets and Cardinals are scheduled to appear eight times. The season’s schedule also boasts nine appearances by the Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins, seven dates for the Anaheim Angels, Texas Rangers and San Franc
isco Giants and five for the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago White Sox.In addition to May 22 and June 26, other intriguing interleague match-ups on FOX come Saturday, June 12, when the Phillies and Red Sox meet again in Beantown and the White Sox head north to Wrigley Field for a rematch with the Cubs. A week later on Saturday, June 19 the Dodgers visit Fenway Park to take on the Red Sox while the Phillies host AL MVP Joe Mauer and the Twins.Once again, the final two Saturdays of the regular season are designated as “wild card” dates, allowing FOX Sports to choose up to three games of significance each day.After the network’s regular-season coverage, FOX Sports provides live coverage of this year’s National League Championship Series and the 105th World Series. The All-Star Game and all regular and postseason games are broadcast in 720p HD.David Hill and Ed Goren are the Executive Producers of FOX Sports. Bill Brown is Senior Producer. Scott Ackerson is the Coordinating Producer of MLB on FOX’s studio coverage. Don Bui serves as pregame producer. Pete Macheska is coordinating producer of FOX Sports’ Major League Baseball coverage. Bill Webb is lead director.
2010 MLB on FOX REGULAR SEASON BROADCAST SCHEDULE(Note: Schedule Subject to Change; All Times 4:00 PM Eastern Unless Noted)
Saturday, April 10, 2010 (*3:00 PM ET)New York Yankees at Tampa Bay RaysSt. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee BrewersSeattle Mariners at Texas RangersSaturday, April 17, 2009New York Mets at St. Louis CardinalsChicago White Sox at Cleveland IndiansSan Francisco Giants at Los Angeles DodgersSaturday, April 24, 2010New York Yankees at Anaheim AngelsSeattle Mariners at Chicago White SoxSaturday, May 1, 2010 (*3:00 PM ET)New York Mets at Philadelphia PhilliesTexas Rangers at Seattle MarinersHouston Astros at Atlanta BravesSaturday, May 8, 2010 (*3:00 PM ET)New York Yankees at Boston Red SoxAtlanta Braves at Philadelphia PhilliesSaturday, May 15, 2010Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee BrewersSeattle Mariners at Tampa Bay RaysHouston Astros at San Francisco GiantsSaturday, May 22, 2010 (*7:00 PM ET)New York Yankees at New York MetsBoston Red Sox at Philadelphia PhilliesChicago Cubs at Texas RangersDetroit Tigers at Los Angeles DodgersSaturday, May 29, 2010St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago CubsTexas Rangers at Minnesota TwinsSeattle Mariners at Anaheim AngelsSaturday, June 5, 2010Florida Marlins at New York MetsMilwaukee Brewers at St. Louis CardinalsAnaheim Angels at Seattle MarinersSaturday, June 12, 2010Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red SoxChicago White Sox at Chicago CubsSaturday, June 19, 2010Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red SoxMinnesota Twins at Philadelphia PhilliesSaturday, June 26, 2010 (*7:00 PM ET)New York Yankees at Los Angeles DodgersBoston Red Sox at San Francisco GiantsChicago Cubs at Chicago White SoxSaturday, July 3, 2010Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis CardinalsTampa Bay Rays at Minnesota TwinsFlorida Marlins at Atlanta BravesSaturday, July 10, 2010Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles DodgersAtlanta Braves at New York MetsMinnesota Twins at Detroit TigersSaturday, July 17, 2010Tampa Bay Rays at New York YankeesLos Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis CardinalsSaturday, July 24, 2010New York Mets at Los Angeles DodgersColorado Rockies at Philadelphia PhilliesMinnesota Twins at Baltimore OriolesSaturday, July 31, 2010Detroit Tigers at Boston Red SoxLos Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsSeattle Mariners at Minnesota TwinsSaturday, August 7, 2010Boston Red Sox at New York YankeesSan Francisco Giants at Atlanta BravesSaturday, August 14, 2010Chicago Cubs at St. Louis CardinalsSan Diego Padres at San Francisco GiantsBaltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay RaysSaturday, August 21, 2010Atlanta Braves at Chicago CubsAnaheim Angels at Minnesota TwinsTexas Rangers at Baltimore OriolesSaturday, August 28, 2010Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego PadresMinnesota Twins at Seattle MarinersFlorida Marlins at Atlanta BravesSaturday, September 4, 2010New York Mets at Chicago CubsAnaheim Angels at Oakland A’sTexas Rangers at Minnesota TwinsSaturday, September 11, 2010Philadelphia Phillies at New York MetsSt. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta BravesSeattle Mariners at Anaheim AngelsSaturday, September 18, 2010Atlanta Braves at New York MetsDetroit Tigers at Chicago White SoxColorado Rockies at Los Angeles DodgersSaturday, September 25, 2010WILD CARDSaturday, October 2, 2010WILD CARD
As usual, Fox will carry one League Championship Series and this year, it will be the NLCS and the World Series.