Saturday's game against the A's was the one game out of the 162-game season the Tigers were not scheduled to be televised. That's because the Oakland A's decided to to schedule it for 1 p.m. local time, which just happens to fall right in the middle of Fox Saturday Baseball's national blackout window.
A lot of blame could be dished out. And I mean, it wasn't too long ago we were happy to have like 100 games televised, and fans of quite a few teams would be happy with 161. So I guess it wasn't the worst thing in the world.
That is, it wasn't the worst thing in the world until the Tigers started winning, and the White Sox and Indians started losing. Suddenly a random game on the schedule took on importance as we all realized that Detroit could clinch its first division title since 1987. That's a game you don't want to miss.
Well, I've buried the lede because I assume you've read the headline. Fox, Fox Sports Detroit and the Tigers reached an agreement to televise the game in the Michigan and Toledo markets.
Thanks @MLBonFOX for working with FSD & @Official_Tigers to get Saturday's #Tigers-A's game on TV (4 pm on FOX stations in Mich & Toledo)
The magic number is 2 before games begin today. So hopefully Saturday's game will be little more than a victory lap for fans. In either case, it's great that all the parties got together to make sure fans get every game during a very memorable September.