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CyYoung4Vazquez
03-27-06, 04:40 PM
You're telling me that the A's couldn't start the game a bit earlier? How ridiculous is this.

DiMaggio5CF
03-27-06, 04:45 PM
That's 7pm local (West Coast) time. What time would you expect them to start it?

GrouchoNYY
03-27-06, 04:47 PM
There is a three hour time difference. 7 PM is the same start time as THTRB.
It's their home game, not ours.

5OClockLighting
03-27-06, 04:57 PM
That's 7pm local (West Coast) time. What time would you expect them to start it?
Well it is tradition to have Opening Day during the day. But i guess Opening Day is like organ music, a thing of the past.

Yankeeah
03-27-06, 05:07 PM
When this was first announced, I recall an Oakland A's fan saying that they always open up at night.

It's their home game, they choose it. I bet they hate it when we have 1 PM Saturday games, which for them is 10 AM.

BronxByTheBay
03-27-06, 05:14 PM
When this was first announced, I recall an Oakland A's fan saying that they always open up at night.

It's their home game, they choose it. I bet they hate it when we have 1 PM Saturday games, which for them is 10 AM.

Quite the contrary, I love 10am games. :D

noneckwilliams
03-27-06, 05:27 PM
Quite the contrary, I love 10am games. :D


Hopefully the place will be packed with Yankees fans including yourself.

mitch300
03-27-06, 05:37 PM
Thje A's do have a tradition opening at night. They are the only team opening against the NCAA championship. As well as they are run on the field, their off the field operations have alot to be desired. The attendance has been so poor that they closed the upper deck this year. I thought that they might open it up when the Yanks/Redsox come to town. That's when they usually get the big crowds, but it's still closed. BTW it has rained out here quite alot lately. ( it's raining now) I can't remember the last time in the past few months that we had 3 days in a row without rain.

ManilaYankee
03-27-06, 07:19 PM
I just can't wait for the Yanks to come home and have their first home game. It would be a lot more comfortable for my timezone as well. The East coast just have a 12-hour difference compared to the West.

VFBundy
03-27-06, 07:57 PM
The Yankees early schedule:

Game 1: 10 PM (Mon.)
Game 2: 10 PM (Tue.)
Game 3: 10 PM (Wed.)
Game 4: 10 PM (Fri.)
Game 5: 10 PM (Sat.)
Game 6: 3:30 PM (Sun.)
Game 7: 1 PM (Tue.)
Game 8: 1 PM (Wed.)
Game 9: 1 PM (Thu.)

Man...with the exception of Game 6 on Sunday afternoon, I guess I won't be seeing much of them until sometime around the middle of April! :(

I understand the home opener is usually on a weekday, but THREE 1 PM weekday games in a row? What is this...1956? At least I can listen on my radio at work.

Not a very work-friendly opening schedule for us east coasters. (MAYBE I can tough out the late night Friday and Saturday games...unless I'm too tired from trying to watch the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 10 PM starts.)

Oh well...at least they get a west coast trip out of the way early.

JamieMadrox
03-27-06, 08:14 PM
The Yankees early schedule:

Game 1: 10 PM (Mon.)
Game 2: 10 PM (Tue.)
Game 3: 10 PM (Wed.)
Game 4: 10 PM (Fri.)
Game 5: 10 PM (Sat.)
Game 6: 3:30 PM (Sun.)
Game 7: 1 PM (Tue.)
Game 8: 1 PM (Wed.)
Game 9: 1 PM (Thu.)

Man...with the exception of Game 6 on Sunday afternoon, I guess I won't be seeing much of them until sometime around the middle of April! :(

I understand the home opener is usually on a weekday, but THREE 1 PM weekday games in a row? What is this...1956? At least I can listen on my radio at work.

Not a very work-friendly opening schedule for us east coasters. (MAYBE I can tough out the late night Friday and Saturday games...unless I'm too tired from trying to watch the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 10 PM starts.)

Oh well...at least they get a west coast trip out of the way early.

It'll be hard for most people to watch the games, but it has to be done like this. This early in April it could just be too cold to have games at night, they don't want to take that chance.

I'm sure they wouldn't take that chance if they didn't have to, they know ratings and fan attendance (although Yankee Stadium will probably sell out anyway) will be down because of the times.

SI Baseballman
03-27-06, 08:33 PM
What I don't get is why they have a Tuesday home opener this season? It's traditionally supposed to be a Monday opener with a Tuesday offday as a second option in case of rain.

nhyankeefan
03-27-06, 08:36 PM
What I don't get is why they have a Tuesday home opener this season? It's traditionally supposed to be a Monday opener with a Tuesday offday as a second option in case of rain.

They're playing Sunday afternoon in Anaheim so it would be a bitch travel wise to fly across country and play a day game the next day.

Ansky10
03-27-06, 08:36 PM
not to forget, but the 1998 season started in Oakland at night, and we know how that season turned out!

JamieMadrox
03-27-06, 09:05 PM
What I don't get is why they have a Tuesday home opener this season? It's traditionally supposed to be a Monday opener with a Tuesday offday as a second option in case of rain.

That's so they don't lose the gate for opening day...generally useless now that the Yankees sell out every game. Plus there are plenty of other off-days to replay the game in April.

gold23
03-27-06, 09:23 PM
not to forget, but the 1998 season started in Oakland at night, and we know how that season turned out!


Actually, '99.....but that turned out well too! Clemens opened for them.

Anyway....the Yanks love this schedule, which is fine by me even if I'll struggle with the timing. They get a West Coast trip out of the way with as little travel fatigue as possible. They will not play a cold weather night game until the end of April- how many other teams on the East Coast can say that? With an older team, this is good.

26 and counting
03-27-06, 09:30 PM
Well, I'll be missing the first few innings of the Yankees season, since it's on at the same time as the NCAA Championship game. I don't understand why MLB would schedule any game during the NCAA Championship. As much as I love the Yankees and baseball, March Madness is my favorite sporting event besides the World Series, and I never miss it. So this kind of ticks me off.

But as long as I can stay up for the end of the Yankees game, I guess that's what counts.

obsessedyankeefan
03-27-06, 09:46 PM
Well, it looks like I'll be :snooze: at work for the first week. ;)

Oh well, at least we'll get the late nights out of the way first thing.

Jeter Kid
03-27-06, 09:52 PM
Oh well, it's their opener, their timezone. I can't wait till the Yanks come to Toronto, april 18/19. :)

brosiusbuddy
03-28-06, 12:13 AM
You're telling me that the A's couldn't start the game a bit earlier? How ridiculous is this.

1 oclock on a monday afternoon? whats the point?

YankeePride1967
03-28-06, 07:58 AM
1 oclock on a monday afternoon? whats the point?

if it were starting at 1 PM on a Monday no one would complain. However, it's their home game, they get to choose.

4bronxbombers
03-28-06, 08:08 AM
I'm sure A fans are psyched as I'd be if I live on the West Coast but for us East Coast fans, it sucks. Been looking forward to Opening Day for months and now we have to watch (5) 10pm games until the wee hours.

Good way to look at it obsessedyankeefan - at least we get those out of the way first thing!

yankeebot
03-28-06, 08:46 AM
Eh. This is still better than when we opened in Japan.

DontHateOnNumber2
03-28-06, 09:08 AM
It's in Cali, meaning it starts at 7:00pm west coast time. :)

BRNXBMRS
03-28-06, 09:29 AM
10pm is better than 5am, but both still suck. The only good thing is that the West Coast trip is out of the way.

silverdsl
03-28-06, 09:30 AM
Well, I'll be missing the first few innings of the Yankees season, since it's on at the same time as the NCAA Championship game. I guess it's a scheduling thing but that doesn't make too much sense to me either. Yeah, it's opening day but I think the majority of sports fans will opt for the NCAA Championship game.

I won't be able to watch any of the first few games. :( :( :( 10 p.m. is my bedtime on weeknights due to how early I have to wake up for work. :( :( But I would rather miss early-season games than ones later in the season that are often more important so I'm kind of glad they are getting some of the West Coast games over early on.

CoyoteYankee
03-28-06, 09:37 AM
Eh. This is still better than when we opened in Japan.

:-werd-: Staying up until 1AM is better for me than getting up at 4 AM!

bagger015
03-28-06, 09:45 PM
:D Does not matter to me what time the opener is...............DVR time.............:D ............time to monopolize the living room TV untill the end of October...........;)

chanman7483
03-28-06, 09:50 PM
1 oclock on a monday afternoon? whats the point?

I'm sure there are 0 seats available for any of those first string of 1 o clock games.

SoCal Pinstriper
03-28-06, 09:57 PM
I won't be able to watch any of the first few games. :( :( :( 10 p.m. is my bedtime on weeknights due to how early I have to wake up for work. :( :( But I would rather miss early-season games than ones later in the season that are often more important so I'm kind of glad they are getting some of the West Coast games over early on.Sorry that you can't watch, but last year we finished in a dead heat for the division. Things may or may not be different this year, but I don't see us running away and hiding. In the context of what should be very competitive division and wildcard races, every regular season game is pretty important (nitpicking, I know, but true nonetheless).

AJW
03-28-06, 10:11 PM
not to forget, but the 1998 season started in Oakland at night, and we know how that season turned out!

No it started against the Angels and then went to Oakland and finished in Seattle. The following year they opened in Oakland.

SI Baseballman
03-28-06, 10:39 PM
No it started against the Angels and then went to Oakland and finished in Seattle. The following year they opened in Oakland.

Yup, I remember Clemens pitching in Oakland in '99.

ZYanksRule
03-28-06, 10:41 PM
Deb, not to be a prick, but I've always hated the notion that early season games mean less than late season ones. Every game counts the same, so every game means the same.

Qhat I think you mean to say, is since there's more time to recover from a bad start, we can recover from a bad start, but the games still count the same.

silverdsl
03-29-06, 08:35 AM
Qhat I think you mean to say, is since there's more time to recover from a bad start, we can recover from a bad start, but the games still count the same.Yes, the Yankees could lose the first five games of the season and still be just fine but if they lose five games in a row at the end of the season when they are in a heated battle for the division lead they could be sunk.

seppy
03-29-06, 08:48 AM
I'm sure there are 0 seats available for any of those first string of 1 o clock games.

Actually, I think there are still seats for the Thursday game.

yankeesnum1
03-29-06, 09:04 AM
I'll just watch the games at work the next morning

yanksconstantino24
03-29-06, 01:57 PM
I understand why they have the game at 10, but It stinks for me. I can't watch it because I have a calculus exam the next day.

gdn
03-29-06, 02:00 PM
Are you kidding me? Three afternoon games in a ROW? Wow. That's three loooooooong lunch hours spent at the bar :D

dmsimon15
03-29-06, 02:16 PM
We have time zones brother.

CoyoteYankee
03-29-06, 02:50 PM
Are you kidding me? Three afternoon games in a ROW? Wow. That's three loooooooong lunch hours spent at the bar :D

I think I know what days I'll be "working from home" next month.

ZYanksRule
03-29-06, 05:49 PM
Yes, the Yankees could lose the first five games of the season and still be just fine but if they lose five games in a row at the end of the season when they are in a heated battle for the division lead they could be sunk.

Right.

And that's where the misconception that "early season games mean nothing" comes from. I just don't tend to agree with that train of thought.

yankeebot
03-29-06, 06:20 PM
It is not that the early games don't matter. It is that if you stumble at the beginning you have a lot of time to recover. Not so at the end.

Casey37
03-29-06, 06:27 PM
Are you kidding me? Three afternoon games in a ROW? Wow. That's three loooooooong lunch hours spent at the bar :D

You're not complaining, are you? ;)

AJW
03-29-06, 06:39 PM
Yup, I remember Clemens pitching in Oakland in '99.

Also that night they showed a portion of a music video that featured Scott Spezio and his Oakland teammates singing a song called "Beat the Yankees".

yankees76
03-30-06, 01:31 AM
This really helps the team, getting a West Coast trip out of the way early. I think we, as fans, should suck up the late starting times in early April. (Of course, easy for me to say living on the West Coast.)

yankeesAZ
03-30-06, 11:23 AM
For the west coast Yankee fans, this is great. If it had been an afternoon game The only bad new is the NCAA Championship game will be on during this too, so 2 TVs are in order here.

yankeebot
03-30-06, 11:40 AM
I have decided to embrace this start time. It's like getting to stay up late on a school night when you were a kid. I cannot remember the last time I was at a bar at midnight on a Monday. Whoooo! It's opening night people!

PonytailAtHome
03-30-06, 11:55 AM
10 PM is early to me! :D And when the game is over... It'll still be early to me! :p Sleep... Oh no I don't sleep, not exactly. :eek: Two-three naps a day and I'm on my way!
Boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy... I sure can't wait! :clapping:

Tifoso
03-30-06, 11:57 AM
I think I know what days I'll be "working from home" next month.

Finally get your av, amica mia:o

NYJets37
04-01-06, 01:19 PM
I'm happy about it.

24 at 9 pm
Yankees at 10 PM.

Doesn't get much better than that.

Snap731
04-01-06, 03:07 PM
10 PM is early to me! :D And when the game is over... It'll still be early to me! :p Sleep... Oh no I don't sleep, not exactly. :eek: Two-three naps a day and I'm on my way!
Boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy... I sure can't wait! :clapping:

Your enthusiasm is infectious.

LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!