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Fri Oct 4, 2019, 07:15 PM

When was the last time playoff baseball could be seen on free broadcast television?

Not the WS, but divisional and championship games?

Can't find the answer on Google.

Broadcast TV -- what you needed an antenna for. It was free. Remember? Anyone?

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Reply When was the last time playoff baseball could be seen on free broadcast television? (Original post)
Auggie Oct 4 OP
Cartoonist Oct 4 #1
htuttle Oct 4 #2
Auggie Oct 4 #5
El Supremo Oct 4 #8
stopbush Oct 4 #3
El Supremo Oct 4 #4
Princess Turandot Oct 4 #6
Auggie Oct 4 #7
dflprincess Oct 4 #9
Auggie Oct 4 #10
Ohiogal Oct 5 #11

Response to Auggie (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 07:24 PM

1. I remember caring about baseball.

Now I'm just a bandwagon jumper. Waiting for the Giants to come around again.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 07:24 PM

2. Sometime during the 1980's would be my guess

It was a few years after the advent of cable TV. They warned us this would happen!



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Response to htuttle (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 07:48 PM

5. I remember getting laid off around this time in 1986 ...

but before I could start feeling sorry for myself discovered playoff baseball could be watched during the afternoons, and for free. My outlook did brighten, albeit temporarily.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 07:56 PM

8. I was 86ed in '86 also.

But I had cable. The WGN broadcasts from Chicago lasted me until the Rockies arrived in '93.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 07:30 PM

3. What program of any worth has been shown on b'cast TV in the last 10 years?

Iíll wait.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 07:34 PM

4. What is free broadcast television?

I've had cable for almost 35 years.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 07:49 PM

6. Wikipedia has articles on playoff series broadcasters..

For example, the ALDS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_League_Division_Series_broadcasters

NBC last broadcast the ALDS in 2000 (Yankees-A's). However, FOX did show the playoff games on its broadcast affiliates (when they were doing the coverage) for a few more years after that until they launched FS1.

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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 07:50 PM

7. Thanks.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 10:37 PM

9. Is there any market where the regular season games are seen on free broadcast TV?

The Twins haven't been for several years. And after the public built them that nice ballpark this is the thanks the fans get.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 10:42 PM

10. The Giants occasionally air on the local NBC affiliate ...

S.F. Bay Area. Donít know about anywhere else.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 08:44 PM

11. A thing of the past, I'm afraid.

Like afternoon baseball during the week.

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