Should TV networks have right to alter playoff times?

It's your call

October 09, 1990

CBS has been criticized for its handling of the baseball playoffs in its first season of postseason coverage. The second and third games of the National League Championship Series between the Reds and Pirates were televised during the afternoon -- on Friday so CBS could preserve its night entertainment lineup and yesterday to avoid competition with Monday night football. Those games were interrupted by two off-days -- Saturday and Sunday. CBS's decision to use Dick Stockton as the lead announcer also has been questioned.

Does TV have the right to dictate game times?

Aside from weekends, should all playoff games be at night?

Are you satisfied with the announcing?

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