There needs to be more televised action. Of course I don't mean more action for the Yankees, Phillies, Red Sox, Angels of the world. More action for the Pirates, Orioles, Royals, Padres of the world. Whether it's local stations or national outlets, we need more action from all 30 teams.
MLB Network does a fantastic job of getting plenty of games and providing coverage, but they should. After all they are the MLB NETWORK. What I want is more coverage from the local stations, the FSN's, Comcast's etc. of the world.
Most spring training games happen at 1 PM EST, and during that time on a lot of local sports networks are infomercials for the latest and greatest exercise equipment. Really?!? Really?!? You don't have the slot to put in YOUR baseball team?
I for one, am a baseball enthusiast and so far every day this spring I've watched at least one game on MLB network, or any of the other four localized sports channels I have in Root Sports Pittsburgh, Comcast Philadelphia, MASN 1 & 2.
If it's on local channels fans are more likely to see it. I live in a Philadelphia fan area and so many Phillies fans haven't even though of watching a game because they haven't seen it much on local networks. Play every game on a local channel whether it's live or tape delayed at midnight.
I understand not televising a live game at 7 PM when your hockey team or basketball team is playing meaningful late regular season games, but why can't you cut out the 1 PM infomercial or tennis greatest matches for a spring training game?
How would YOU, the reader make spring training more exciting?