Because the Angels and A’s are playing a day game up in Oakland on Saturday and the Fox network is not interested in broadcasting it, the game will be the only one this season not on live television. So the Angels will do the next best thing. They will tape the broadcast and air it at 4 p.m. on Channel 13. The 4 p.m. time slot is the first one that falls out of Fox’s restricted time space (“air space” would have made it sound like Fox controls flight patters or something). Guess a taped broadcast is better than nothing. For those who can’t wait, it always can be heard live on the radio at 710-AM and 830-AM in Spanish.
And since we’re talking about a Saturday radio broadcast, might as well tune in about a half hour before the game and listen to the “Reporters’ Rountable” hosted by Terry Smith. The guests, per usual, will be myself Doug Padilla, Matt Hurst of the Riverside Press Enterprise, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times, Bill Plunkett of the OC Register and Lyle Spencer of mlb.com. It’s the final show of the season so anything goes.