The Phillies Are Not on TV, but “Medicare Plans With Dental Coverage” Is

via Twitter (@38shoeless)

J.T. Realmuto and Bryce Harper homered in the first inning of this afternoon’s split squad game, but you didn’t see it on TV or hear it on the radio.

That’s because the Phillies’ first game today is not on TV or the radio, with NBC Sports Philadelphia instead providing us with a paid program called “Medicare Plans with Dental Coverage,” which can’t have more than five people watching right now… can it?

Here ya go:

Mike Missanelli’s show comes on next, and with lead-in like that, he’s sure to draw huge numbers.

There are only 10 games being shown on TV this preseason, for whatever reason. The next one is this Saturday against the Red Sox.

This is the remaining schedule:

  • Monday, March 9 vs. Yankees at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia+
  • Tuesday, March 10 vs. Twins at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia+
  • Tuesday, March 17 vs. Blue Jays at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia+
  • Wednesday, March 18 vs. Reds at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia+
  • Thursday, March 19 vs. Yankees at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia+
  • Saturday, March 21 vs. Rays at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Tonight’s game will be on 94 WIP, so at least there’s that.

Carry on.


7 Responses

  1. The Sixers aren’t on either. I watched the Washington Generals play the Lakers. Brett Brown makes Joe Biden seem lucid.

  2. When are “NFL Experts” Dee-Gunn and Barrett Brooks on again to offer pulled-out-of-their-ass opinions about some semi-relevant Eagles story? They only run this drivel 17 times a day so I’m concerned that I won’t get to see it 10 times. Quality programming worth every penny!

  3. MLB at bat – $20 a year for every radio broadcast all year long (today is the PIT radio team, but I still get to listen)…….listening to DH-less baseball on the ‘radio’ – the way god intended.

  4. big fan of CB writers who got fired from their last job for making inappropriate comments defending jeremy roenick for making inappropriate comments says:

    Hate to break it to you Bwanks, but most people have jobs and aren’t sitting around watching TV at 1:00 on a Wednesday

  5. Anyway less of Tom McCarthy on TV is a good thing. And last time I checked pre-season home runs counted for nothing.

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