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    Yeah, I'm watching right now. Giants and Dodgers.
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    I'd much rather be watching The Rifleman, which the game is displacing tonite.

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    In case anyone is wondering, this is on MeTV Hawaii. Today is not the first time they aired a MLB game and if I remember the promos being aired on MeTV Hawaii it seems that they will be airing San Francisco Giants games.

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    Yeah, Ron, but you're all about reliving history - not making it. One thing I know for sure, I'll never rewatch that game. Rifleman? Saw 'em all before I was 12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    Yeah, Ron, but you're all about reliving history - not making it.

    Rifleman? Saw 'em all before I was 12.
    Can't disagree with the first part too much, I love history, especially my own, but tell us what page of Who's Who we'll find the lengthy legend of your highness?

    Me too, but the mediocre-plus writing/acting quality surpasses most anything today or the past 3 decades, so does the theme song, and is light years better than a modern Giants/Dodgers game. But let me relive the '60s LA/SF rivalry and then you'd have something, yet reliving your history would probably require boxs of kleenex.
    Last edited by Ron Whitfield; May 10th, 2012 at 01:53 PM.

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    Rifleman vs. Giants/Dodgers game:

    Which has more redeeming social value?
    Which has more enduring life-lessons?
    Which is more likely to be "revisited" in another 40 years?

    Discuss.

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    Didn't see this coming, but just for fun;

    Which has more redeeming social value?
    I don't recall ever being disgusted with episodes of The Rifleman, but there have been numerous episodes in MLB's last 30 years that did that to me.
    Which has more enduring life-lessons?
    The Rifleman more often teaches by human example how to be, MLB more often does the opposite.
    Which is more likely to be "revisited" in another 40 years?
    I'd enjoy watching some vintage B&W film of the Dodgers, I'll always watch The Rifleman. But that's just me.

    Watched an episode of The Fugitive the other nite that had old audio of Vin Scully calling a game with names in action like Maury Wills, Wally Moon, Warren Spahn, must have been another Giants game. That was a really cool viginette of my yout'. I started going to Chavez Ravine in '63, and Frisco was the enemy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    Yeah, I'm watching right now. Giants and Dodgers.
    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    In case anyone is wondering, this is on MeTV Hawaii. Today is not the first time they aired a MLB game and if I remember the promos being aired on MeTV Hawaii it seems that they will be airing San Francisco Giants games.
    Yes, but before anyone here gets too excited, MeTV-HI is only televising 17 Giants games.

    Was MeTV showing the rubber game of the Giants-Dodgers series? I watched all 3 games on Fox Sports West,..... and with a better announcer to boot. (Sorry Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow, but Vin Scully is THE MAN.)

    In this day and age, anyone in Hawaii who claims to be a baseball fan needs to have cable/satellite TV, or at least have an online MLB-TV subcription. Otherwise, the only MLB you'll be able to watch on OTA is the FOX game of the week on Saturdays and the aforementioned handful of Giants games on MeTV.
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    I find it an exciting development - MLB has priced poor fans out of the game, now we get to rekindle some sort of a relationship. It's good for me.
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    Wish I could find the entire schedule, but it looks like the next game will be May 18th (vs Oakland).
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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    Wish I could find the entire schedule, but it looks like the next game will be May 18th (vs Oakland).
    All I could find was:

    MLB Baseball (Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants: Tue, May 15, 4:00 PM)
    MLB Baseball (St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants: Wed, May 16, 4:00 PM)
    MLB Baseball (Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants: Fri, May 18, 4:00 PM)
    MLB Baseball (Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants: Sun, May 20, 10:00 AM)
    MLB Baseball (San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers: Wed, May 23, 7:00 AM)

    (from http://www.kitv.com/tv/metv)

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    How odd, when I check that site, I just get the game I listed and no others.

    On another site I get (Pacific Time):

    Fri, May 18 vs. Oakland 7:15 PM
    Fri, Jun 1 vs. Chi Cubs 7:15 PM
    Fri, Jun 8 vs. Texas 7:15 PM
    Fri, Jun 15 @Seattle 7:10 PM
    Wed, Jun 20 @LA Angels 7:05 PM
    Fri, Jun 22 @Oakland 7:05 PM
    Fri, Jul 13 vs. Houston 7:15 PM
    Mon, Jul 23 vs. San Diego 7:15 PM
    Wed, Aug 22 @LA Dodgers 7:10 PM
    Fri, Aug 24 vs. Atlanta 7:15 PM
    Fri, Sep 14 @Arizona 6:40 PM
    Sat, Sep 29 @San Diego 5:35 PM
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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    How odd, when I check that site, I just get the game I listed and no others.
    Try that site, then do a search for "San Francisco Giants." Maybe they will update it in a few weeks with even more listings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    I find it an exciting development - MLB has priced poor fans out of the game, now we get to rekindle some sort of a relationship. It's good for me.
    Point taken. A few televised games are better than nothing. Perhaps I have gotten jaded and spoiled over the years. What I think of as meager offerings from the local OTA stations could very well be looked upon by others as an absolute glut of baseball broadcasts that subscriptions to MLB.TV and cable provides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Try that site, then do a search for "San Francisco Giants." Maybe they will update it in a few weeks with even more listings.
    I see, you assumed that they were going to broadcast those listings. Try clicking on the listings and you'll see they are not expecting to broadcast them (other than the one I previously mentioned). I think my list may be comprehensive, though 5 other games just might also enter the mix. I hope this benefits others interested in watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    I see, you assumed that they were going to broadcast those listings.
    Yes, I did, simply because I took them at their word when those listings were under the heading: "Programs airing within the next 2 weeks." Then, as you noted, if you click on the individual listings, you get this (for all but one listing): "We're sorry, there are no broadcasts of this TV show in the next two weeks." Since I am not an employee of KITV or Tribune Media Services (provider of the Zap2It listings), I am not in a position to explain the discrepancy or conflicting information provided on their website.

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    Hawaiian kine, Leo. Dem's da fax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    Hawaiian kine, Leo. Dem's da fax.
    Sorry you don't get more games. As why hahd. Junk, yeah?

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    Easy fix: Juss move to the Bay Area, sign up for COMCAST cable, then watch SF Giants / Oakland A's to your heart's content. See? No big ting.

    Not free, though.
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    Just curious: are there radio stations in Hawai`i that still broadcast MLB games? (I'm one of those old futs who prefers baseball on radio to television.) If so, what teams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Just curious: are there radio stations in Hawai`i that still broadcast MLB games? (I'm one of those old futs who prefers baseball on radio to television.) If so, what teams?
    As of now, only KUMU-AM is broadcasting MLB, with Sunday ESPN games and SF Giants games on days whenever nothing local (i.e. UH or high school) is going on.

    Up until 10 years ago, KGU was an all-sports station and was an affiliate for the networks of the Dodgers, Giants, and Angels. This meant that they usually had multiple live games to broadcast during the early and late afternoon time slots.

    Ah, those were the days.
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    Here's the schedule I was provided as a result of email request:

    ME-TV Giants Schedule
    Fri May 18 -- 4pm vs. the Oakland A's
    Tues, May 29 -- 4pm vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
    Fri June 8 -- 4pm vs. Texas Rangers
    Fri June 15 -- 4pm at Seattle
    Fri June 22 -- 4pm at Oakland A's
    Mon June 25 -- 4pm vs. L.A. Dodgers
    Fri July 13 -- 4pm vs. Houston Astros
    Mon July 23 -- 4pm vs. San Diego Padres
    Wed Aug 22 -- 4pm at L.A. Dodgers
    Fri Aug 24 -- 4pm vs. Atlanta Braves
    Fri Sept 14 -- 3:30pm at Arizona Diamondbacks
    Sat Sept 29 -- 2:30pm at San Diego Padres
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    My original schedule may be more accurate than the personal email schedule I received - ME-TV lists 1 Jun as next game.
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