Tonight’s Dodgers-Astros game from Houston — the debut of Eric Collins and Steve Lyons as the road TV broadcast team — lands on KCAL Channel 9 (5:05 p.m.), with the pregame at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday’s Dodgers-Astros game at 5:05 p.m. bounces to Prime Ticket. Same broadcast crew.
Thursday, we got problems.
KCAL Channel 9 was originally scheduled to do it at 5:05 p.m., but then the Lakers-Utah playoff series Game 3 from Salt Lake City landed in their laps, and they’re committed to doing them first (makes some sense, even though the game is also on TNT) with Joel Meyers and Stu Lantz. That one tips off at 7:30 p.m. (with the pregame at 6:30 p.m.).
Could the game then bounce to Prime? Nope. The Ducks-Sharks Game 4 of the NHL playoffs is set for Prime at 7:30 p.m.
Could the game bounce over to Fox Spors West? Nope. The Angels-Tigers game is set for 7 p.m.
So, if you have the MLB Network, you’re in luck because the game will be there, with the Astros’ Fox Sports Houston feed but with MLB Net broadcasters Matt Vasgersian and Joe Magrane, who are at Minute Maid Park for the contest (not back in the New Jersey studios). If you don’t have it, you have, of course, the Dodgers’ radio crew of Charley Steiner and Rick Monday on KABC-AM (790).
Remember back in the day, when not all the Dodgers’ games were on TV, and if they were, you knew exactly where to find ‘em? Now, not only is it a daily search and find for each game — time, network, broadcast crew — but we’re not even sure what to wear for it.
Dress up, or casual Thursday?