The scheduling during this year’s playoffs has included a bunch of extra off days – the last one of which comes today, as the Yankees and Angels take a break in the middle of their three-game set at Angel Stadium. Normally, the set-up of the Championship Series is like what we’ll see in the World Series: two games in one city followed by an off day, then three games in another city, followed by another off day and the final two games back in the first city.
This year, the ALCS and NLCS have extra rest days. The NLCS was off yesterday and the ALCS sits today, primarily because of – surprise – TV. With two different networks (TBS and FOX) broadcasting the series, both want to their series to have the spotlight and the primetime spot as much as possible.
What’s it mean for you the fans? Lots and lots of waiting around.
What’s it mean for the Yankees today? Another round of batting practice in an empty stadium. The Yankees are working out today at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time, with Joe Girardi and Game 5 starter A.J. Burnett meeting the media just before the team takes the field. Chad and I will be at the park to bring you whatever news and notes comes out of it.