Unbeknownst to me– until an afternoon tipping beverages with Bergkamp last weekend, and then again today when he emailed me and I re-remembered– those sneaky moms at Fox have scheduled their Saturday game of the week at 12:30 PM ET for two dates in April, both of which see the Jays play at home. So, because of the MLB’s blackout policy for non-nationally-televised games, the Jays have been forced to move away from their preferred– and thoroughly fucking insufferable– 1:07 PM start times. Meaning that on Saturday, April 14th, against the Orioles, and Saturday, April 28th, against the Mariners, the Jays will be playing home games starting at 4 PM!
It says so in the schedule!
This, of course, is beyond awesome– for both respectable grown-ups who live in the suburbs and will have that much longer to fight traffic on their way down to the lake shore, and for downtown fucks like me, who will be able to sleep in, shake off the hangover, barbecue up a giant pile of meat, walk down to the SkyDome while drinking wine from a Gatorade bottle, and then enjoy a ballgame that’ll end just in time to go out for dinner and start working on the next day’s hangover.
Did somebody say perfect Saturday?