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Yep..ESPN Sunday Night Blackout tomorrow night.
 

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Msguy said:
maybe WGN Will Carry Tomorrow nights game and we will get it. They never black out WGN.
Would make sense. WGN was supposed to broadcast tomorrow's game anyway.
 

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I don't hold my breath with MLB's black out rules. Often, whenever the Reds have the Cubs in town, we don't get certain games on the MLB package, the Reds are one of two 'home' area teams here.

Trying to figure out all the blackout rules is like teaching Trigonometry to a 2nd grader.
 

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From Len & Bob's Baseball Blog, posted late Saturday night---

Cubs/Astros @ Miller Park

Major League Baseball announced tonight the Cubs and Brewers will meet in a two-game series at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Game 1 will be Sunday night at 7:05p and Game 2 will be Monday at 1:05p. The final game of the series will be made up on Monday, September 29 if necessary to determine post-season play.

WGN-TV was scheduled to carry the Sunday Cubs-Astros game at 1:05p. No television decision has been made by Major League Baseball as to who or if Sunday night's game will be televised. Monday afternoon's game will be carried by Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

Obviously, we are hopeful the Commissioner's Office and ESPN will allow WGN-TV to have access to the ESPN Sunday night window so Cubs fans will be able to enjoy the game. At this point, we don't know what the decision will be.

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The ESPN Sunday Night game is Detroit @ Chicago White Sox. Even if they were to decide to black out WGN i'm sure ESPN will keep us well up to date on what is going on in Milwaukee. If the Brewers continue to lose It wouldn't hurt my feelings either.
 

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ESPN would be smart to move their equipment 100 miles up the interstate to Milwaukee to show the Cubs-Astros game. I really doubt that any baseball will be played in Chicago today with all that rain.
 

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The agreement with MLB calls for the winner of the game to be credited with 1/2 of a win and the Brewers getting credited with 1/2 of a win due to it being a home win for Milwaukee. ;)

link: www_dot_notreally_dot_com

Msguy said:
The ESPN Sunday Night game is Detroit @ Chicago White Sox. Even if they were to decide to black out WGN i'm sure ESPN will keep us well up to date on what is going on in Milwaukee. If the Brewers continue to lose It wouldn't hurt my feelings either.
 

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BDun said:
The agreement with MLB calls for the winner of the game to be credited with 1/2 of a win and the Brewers getting credited with 1/2 of a win due to it being a home win for Milwaukee. ;)

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Actually its a home game for Chicago.... Why not just play at Wrigley..

MLB is so effed up economically..
 

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Bad news from the blog if you aren't in Chicago---

The Cubs and Astros Sunday night game from Miller Park in Milwaukee will be seen on WGN-TV in Chicago only, not on WGN America. ESPN has a Sunday night exclusive window for the baseball, but Major League Baseball and ESPN have graciously allowed us to bring the game to Chicago.

For Cub fans outside Chicago, depending on the weather in Chicago for the White Sox and Tigers telecast, ESPN may be doing "look-ins" on our coverage throughout the night.

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psunate77 said:
Actually its a home game for Chicago.... Why not just play at Wrigley..

MLB is so effed up economically..
I think they wanted a dome to make sure the games would get played. Big embarrassment if they move the games and they get rained out. That limited the choices.

Also, the host stadium had to be ready and willing. And available. For example, they couldn't play in Minnesota. The Vikings were home. Or Arizona. D-backs are home.

As the games are important to the pennant race, they had little choice. The whole thing would have been done days ago except the Astros refused to move the games until it was obvious that they couldn't play in Houston. Unlike the NFL (which will get credit for their missteps), MLB actually had the right decision made, they just couldn't convince the Astros ownership.
 
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