I’ve read that the second game of the double-header tomorrow, between New York and Florida, will not be on TV because “ESPN holds exclusive rights to major league baseball on Sunday night.”
Can’t the YES Network make a case that it’s not a “Sunday Night Telecast” and claim it’s a “remake” of the “Saturday Afternoon Telecast” that was rained out today?
I mean, shoot, if a Sunday game was a 4 pm ET start, and it was still being played at 8 pm ET, YES (or any network) would not have to cut the coverage because ESPN has all the rights to baseball from 8 pm on, right?
Can’t we just call this delay, on the game from today being played, one long rain delay and have the Yankee game on TV tomorrow?
If not, I hope that the second game tomorrow is the greatest game ever played in baseball history – and baseball shoots itself in the foot by not having it recorded on TV. It would serve them right.