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Rugbyman
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Post Number: 28
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 68.41.90.66
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 2:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Has anyone heard anything about whether or not there will be "free" broadcasts of Tigers games this season (i.e. non-FSN broadcasts)? I think there were only 110 games televised last season because the organization negotiated with FSN based on the assumption that UPN would pick up 20 or so games, which they clearly didn't.
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Eastside
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Post Number: 802
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 69.246.10.58
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 2:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I still miss the sign-off by the two greatest Tiger TV guys..."for Al Kaline, this is George Kell saying so long...stay tuned to WDIV, dance fever with Denny Terio is next."
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 560
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 70.236.189.72
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 5:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

According to FSN, an annoucement should be within the next week
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Smogboy
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Post Number: 1921
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 69.47.100.44
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 7:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is there any true Detroit Tiger baseball fan over the age of 30 that doesn't do a George Kell imitation?
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 1260
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 141.213.173.94
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 8:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I sure hope a local network picks them up to fill out the schedule. At the very least this team is gonna do some interesting things this year, and they ought to be televised.

I wonder if the lack of tv led to any attendance increase last year. The average attendance mid-May to Labor Day was very impressive I thought.
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The_rock
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Post Number: 1037
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.42.251.225
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 8:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone out there ( other than me) who remembers when Harry Heilmann did the away Tiger broadcasts from the basement of the Telenews Theatre on Woodward via ticker tape? Tape DELAY, no less. Now that took real talent, and talk about "poetic license".
As a patron of the theatre,you were allowed to come downstairs in the basement and watch him do those broadcasts. That is a very fond memory in this guy's mind.
No---can't say I remember when Ty Tyson did those Tiger games. But I have a couple of old-time friends who recall his broadcasts vividly.
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Wsukid
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Post Number: 139
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Posted From: 69.14.145.38
Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 4:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I do miss when the tigers were on WDIV and they had that tiger cry when the tigers lost and roar when they won. For some reason I seen the tiger cry alot.
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Broken_main
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Post Number: 931
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.222.11.226
Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 7:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WSU, that was the saddest ending to any loss. The tiger crying was really something. i had seen my share of that ole cat boo hooing
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Correctone
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 68.42.152.51
Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 7:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

channel 20 -WDWB is very close to working out a deal with the Tigers for the "over the air" package of games as they move to become "Detroit's Sports Station"
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Rugbyman
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Post Number: 29
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Posted From: 24.210.104.116
Posted on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 3:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I didn't even think about channel 20 stepping up to take the games. I just sort of assumed that after basketball season they were going to close up shop and head out since the WB and UPN merged. I bet the FSN deal is probably being held up to see what is going to happen with channel 20 so there isn't a repeat of last year.
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 1265
Registered: 02-2005
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Posted on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 11:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hope you're correct, Correctone. The FSND schedule is now shown on the Tiger's website and it is very poor. It may be the same number of games as last year, but I am irate about some of thier choices. The season opener is not covered, and less than half of the games in April are covered. There better be a local network deal!
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 583
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 24.231.189.137
Posted on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 11:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The season opener not on TV?!?!?!?!? outrageous!
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 584
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Posted on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 11:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wait, Mackinaw, the opener is covered! some details:

FSN's comprehensive coverage of the Detroit Tigers in 2006 is highlighted by a network-record 112 regular season telecasts, including at least one game from every series on the team's schedule.
Regular season telecasts begin with the April 3 season opener at the Kansas City Royals.

At least one telecast from each of the 52 series on the Tigers schedule.
50 games against their Central Division counterparts - Chicago White Sox (15), Minnesota Twins (13), Cleveland Indians (12), Kansas City Royals (10).
A total of 12 telecasts featuring the perennial powers of the AL East - New York Yankees (6), Boston Red Sox (6).
A strong lineup of 15 inter-league contests including games against the Cincinnati Reds (3), Chicago Cubs (2), Milwaukee Brewers (2), St. Louis Cardinals (3), Houston Astros (2) and Pittsburgh Pirates (3).
Holiday telecasts on Memorial Day, May 29 vs. New York Yankees and Independence Day, July 4 at Oakland Athletics.
The Tigers final game of the season, Oct. 1 vs. Kansas City.


A one-hour TIGERS SEASON PREVIEW special premieres Saturday, April 1 at 6:00 p.m.
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 1266
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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 1:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I should hope that is the case. On the Tiger's website, it does not have a TV listing under 4/3.

112 games isn't bad, but after the coverage of Opening Day, there isn't another broadcasted game until the following Sunday. 4 crucial games will be missed.

Something tells me there isn't a local affiliate lined up if Opening Day is on cable.
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Genesyxx
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Post Number: 456
Registered: 02-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 12:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With UPN/WB merging and WDWB getting the new deal, methinks WKBD dropped the ball giving up all the sports telecasts. Still, I don't think there are any free games coming this year, but I could be wrong.
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Lurker
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Post Number: 1610
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 65.196.220.198
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 1:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No free TV:

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20060314/S PORTS0104/603140364
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 1267
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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 3:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Awful.

This will be terrible if/when we're in the playoff hunt.

Where are the other local networks? Where is their commitment? Ch.4 steals some Pistons games, and Fox 2 occasionally has the Wings. Why not Tigers games every Saturday night or Sunday afternoon on one of our main channels instead of freaking re-runs or infomercials?
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Correctone
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Post Number: 25
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 68.42.152.51
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 5:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

as everyone knows by now there will be no "over the air" games again this year, channel 20 had been trying to work out a deal for months, but don't blame channel 20 or any other local station because the blame goes to the greedy Tigers who expected channel 20 to lose money just for the prestige of having "The Tigers" on their station, believe me there is no way any station will not lose money which is why WDIV and WKBD stopped carrying the games, the Tigers are just too damm greedy and wanted the station to paid all the costs of production while they get nearly all the advertising.

channel 20 really wanted the Tigers but I think it's very clear why no station has been able to make a fair deal, and it's been 3 years and the Detroit Tigers organization is totaly to blame.

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