The shoe (guillotine?) has finally dropped on the exceedingly unstable relationship between the bankrupt Bally’s Sports/Sinclair Broadcast Group and Major League Baseball: MLB to produce, distribute Padres games starting today
As an MLB.tv subscriber and Braves fan, this whole Bally-hoo has of course had me generally interested in what will happen with all this. Pleasantly surprised (and interested in the legal/contractural details) that MLB was able to keep the Padres’ announcing crew for the new broadcasts. (via Six Colors)
The Los Angeles Dodgers have disinvited a LGBTQIA+ group that they were going to HONOR with a COMMUNITY HERO AWARD from their PRIDE NIGHT because Catholics complained. Starting to think maybe just maybe the Dodgers might not actually care about LGBTQIA+ issues and they were just rainbow-washing if they bailed so quickly when bigots 2,000 miles away complained.
Braves in town versus Rangers. Chance to see Spencer Strider and Ronald Acuna Jr. in person.
Left the family at home. Much more reasonable to but good midweek tickets when you’re only buying one. Ha.
MLB and Braves Opening Day is here. Will watch probably 120+ games via MLB.tv between now and end of season. Since 2020, Braves games (mostly on mute) have been back as a background of my daily life/work/tv/podcast. Great and comforting to have it back.
First baserunner/batter of the season and Braves have already stolen a base. (Primer on all the 2023 rules changes for those who are curious.)