While MASN prides itself on giving its loyal viewers the most comprehensive Orioles coverage possible, even our network is subject to Major League Baseball’s rules governing game broadcasts.
That’s why the beginning of tonight’s Orioles-Rays game from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., can’t be shown.
MLB rules reserve the period between 4-7 p.m. on Saturdays for the national broadcast on FOX. The Rays have exercised their option to begin tonight’s game at 6:05 p.m. - which, as the home team, is their right - but that start time falls inside the exclusive FOX window.
MASN will still broadcast the game, but our coverage won’t begin until 7:06 p.m on MASN2/MASN2 HD.
Because of the changes in our regular gameday schedule, there will be no “O’s Xtra” pregame show. However, the postgame version of “O’s Xtra” will air at the conclusion of the game.