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:
Must see TV… pic.twitter.com/soLPFi7lEu
— D.B. UFA 🏒 (@38Shoeless) March 4, 2020
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.