These new channels keep popping up on the DirecTV lineup — not that there’s anything wrong with that.
One day, you think the Comedy Food Channel’s here, and instead, it’s been moved because there’s a new channel with a reality show with RuPaul all about guys in drag having a contest — not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Former Dodger Dave Stewart gives it one thumb up.
Today, the new MLB Network announced some of its Thursday night game lineup, and the Dodgers are on once, but no Angels — not that there’s anything wrong with that.
But included in the first 16 games is the first contest from the new Yankee Stadium, with Bob Costas doing play-by-play.
There’s something wrong with that.
Shouldn’t that game be on a, er, major network that most everyone gets. Like, say, ESPN. Or even TBS. Or Fox. Instead of the league-owned channel that … oh, now it makes sense. Finders’ keepers.
And right about now, RuPaul needs a hug. Harold Reynolds around?
(Yes, that’s a photo of RuPaul, impersonating the First Couple … who else could pull that off?)
Here’s how the MLB Net Thursday night schedule looks so far (all times PDT, of course):
April 9, 4 p.m.: Milwaukee at San Francisco (Matt Vasgersian and Joe Magrane)
April 16 1 p.m.: Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees home opener (Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds and Jim Kaat)
April 16, 5 p.m.: Toronto at Minnesota (Victor Rojas and Dan Plesac)
April 23, 5 p.m.: Dodgers at Houston (Matt Vasgersian and Joe Magrane) Although, in the Southern California market, we will get an “alternate” game — same rules that apply when ESPN is carrying a Dodgers or Angels game on a Monday or Wednesday. At least there’s no black screen.
April 30, 4 p.m.: Boston at Tampa Bay (Victor Rojas and Joe Magrane)
May 7, 4 p.m.: Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets (Bob Costas and Al Leiter)
May 14, 5 p.m.: Baltimore at Kansas City (broadcasters TBD)
May 21, 5 p.m.: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis (broadcasters TBD)