Perhaps we are spoiled in the modern day that we can stream and watch every Florida baseball game this season via the SEC Network. This isn’t a paid advertisement for the channel, but it has been nice to actually be able to follow along with the Gators and Jac Caglianone, making child’s play out of every baseball he sees.
Within ESPN+ have been the spillover games from the SEC Network. It turns out that not every conference-affiliated network shares the same enthusiasm to market their teams, and it is resulting in Florida’s mid-week showdown vs FSU not being televised in any capacity.
Florida Baseball: Almost Caring Conference
The Twitter page for Florida baseball sent out a Tweet explaining that tomorrow’s contest against Florida State in Jacksonville will not be televised. The reasoning is that the designated home team, in this case the Neighbors to the West, has television/streaming rights to the game.
FSU is terrible this season, and perhaps in a bid of gamesmanship or incompetence, we won’t get to see the 15-27 Seminoles take on the 35-10 Florida Gators.
Terrible or not, there is no excuse not to broadcast this game in the modern era. So far this season, both games have been tight and entertaining, filled with emotion and passion. Even for a neutral fan, they have been good games to watch.
And this speaks to the low-budget operation that is the ACC. On the main network, they will be showing ACC PM from 4-7, featuring Mark Packer, letting us know what two-star recruit Syracuse just signed.
That will be followed by a marathon of 3-Day Weekend, as Jess Roy travels to all the campuses in the ACC.
To recap, Florida vs Florida State is being bumped for 3-Day Weekend.
There is a reason FSU wants out of the ACC. But frankly, it works to Florida’s advantage to let the wallow in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s sadness.