The schedule for the wild-card round is finally out, and Cleveland Guardians fans won’t have to wait long on Friday to see their team play.
The schedule for Cleveland’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays is as follows:
- Friday, October 7 at 12:07 p.m.
- Saturday, October 8 at 12:07 p.m.
- Sunday, October 9 at 4:07 p.m. (if necessary)
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Cleveland got the early billing considering their opponent. A Guardians-Rays playoff matchup is about as grotesque a pairing as one could imagine for a national viewing audience. Never mind the loyal fan bases for both teams; these teams will just never be more popular among the general baseball public, no matter how good a story they might be.
But also, who cares? The Guardians are in the playoffs, so they can play at the crack of dawn for all we care.
As for the rest of this weekend’s slate of postseason games, it’s truly a baseball fan’s viewing paradise:
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