Monday, June 15, 2009

Off-Day Television Schedule for Dodger Couch Potatoes

So you've finished Off-Day Puzzle #7, the Dodgers (obviously) aren't playing tonight, and you're wondering what to do before screaming over to Chavez Ravine for three nights of free parking? Well, there's a lot of Dodgers-related stuff to watch on television tonight:

  • Sometime this evening (they're telling me 6pm ET, but I don't know if that translates to PT with just a three-hour time shift, as it's not on this schedule), the MLB Network will air a special feature narrated by Bob Costas about Don Drysdale’s sixth straight shutout game, pitched in 1968. From the press release: "The game, held on June 4, 1968 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates, coincided with Robert F. Kennedy’s victory in the 1968 California primary. In the first words of his acceptance speech, Kennedy congratulated Drysdale; moments after the speech, Kennedy was assassinated. Four days later, on June 8, Drysdale broke a 55-year old record for consecutive scoreless innings and wore a black arm band to honor Kennedy’s memory."
  • At 8pm, How I Met Your Mother airs a re-run of "Woooo!", in which Robin is feeling a little lost because of her unemployment, and becomes a "Woooo!" party girl. Lily tries to fit in with Robin's new friends, and hijinks ensue. This has nothing to do with the Dodgers, but we at SoSG like this show.
  • At 11:35 pm, Joe Torre will be a featured guest on Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show. Joe will try to teach Conan how to lift his sagging ratings with only 10 shows in the books. (Don't worry, it's a long season, Conan. Take each show one day at a time.)

Plenty of stuff to do, kiddies!

7 comments:

Josh S. said...

I'm guessing it will be a short drop-in segment during MLB Tonight (which airs at 3pm Pacific), similar to the "MLB Network Remembers..." segments. (It may even be an "MLB Network Remembers..." segment, for all I know.)

As an aside, I just want to say that I freaking love MLB Network. Since most of my shows are on hiatus, it's pretty much the only channel I leave on (except when they're showing the 2005 NLCS for the 475th time).

DanGarion said...

Or if none of those sound interesting you can come to my house and help paint and hang 19 cabinet doors in our kitchen...

fanerman said...

Okay who voted for Matt Kemp to be benched?!?!??!

Matt Kemp, he and his .308/.373/.486 triple slash stats, he and his elite centerfield defense, he and his 14 out of 16 stolen base successes, he and his team-leading 21.7 VORP.

Somebody better be trying to be funny.

rbnlaw said...

Just watched CSF go 2 and BBQ in the CWS.
I'll be watching my son's basketball practice tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Dan Garion, How I Met Your Mother is more compelling than How Dan Hung His Cabinet Doors. Sorry!

DanGarion said...

Our TV is in view of the kitchen! ;)

Nic j said...

i guess i can watch the angel game and hope they beat the giants, ill have to throw up first though.