Season Starts 6 AM Wednesday Morning

Discussion in 'Baseball Talk' started by yisman, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. yisman

    yisman The Ambivalent One

    Oakland/Seattle in Tokyo

    Bizarre decision by MLB. I can understand hoping to gain more traction in Japan, but your audience is in the US (and a large portion on the East Coast). You don't start the season at 6:10 AM EDT. Period.

    If you want to start it in Japan, you make them accommodate so that it starts at a reasonable time here. Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of us, so tell them they have to play at 10 AM their time, which would be 9 PM Tuesday on the East Coast. That would make a hell of a lot more sense.

    Maybe MLB is thinking almost no one would watch Oakland/Seattle anyway :icon_cheesygrin:
  2. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    yep, they have done this before. i don't understand it either but i guess somehow MLB is making some money off of the Japenese fans so they feel the need to do this marketing ploy every now and then.
  3. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    awesome marketing move. bud selig is a freaking genius !
  4. Mike S.

    Mike S. GIF Hall Of Fame Class Of 2007 Staff Member

    seattle defeated oakland by the score of 3-1 in 11 innings. tomorrow's game starts at 5:04 am et
  5. themush

    themush iDIOT sAVANT

    Ichiro Suzuki period.....asses in the seats.
  6. yisman

    yisman The Ambivalent One

    they do this every four years

    no league but MLB would start their season in the middle of the night and not have it on national TV.