Spring training is nearly finished, the roster is almost complete, and the players are as ready as they'll ever be to start the regular season. Opening Day 2016 is almost here after the long winter of our discontent without any baseball to fill our day. Life is about to get a lot more exciting.
The Yankees will host the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on Monday, April 4th in what will be a rematch of the 2015 American League Wild Card Game. In fact, the pitching matchup should be the same with Masahiro Tanaka likely to get the nod and Dallas Keuchel set to start. It's unfortunate we have to relive such painful memories so soon out of the gate, but it's better to get it over with now instead of having to think about it all season. I'm sure the broadcast will have plenty of video and commentary to make certain you didn't forget how last year ended for the Yankees.
The official game time is 1:05 PM, but there is sure to be some pre-game coverage and ceremonies that you might want to watch. Be sure you're ready to tune in when the game starts so you can follow along with us. We will have a game thread up here at 12:30 PM, and we hope you stop by to talk baseball and have some fun with us. If you're new to PSA (welcome), we have a thread up every day about 30 minutes before official game time, so plan accordingly.
If you are located in the Yankees' direct market of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, you can watch the Yankees on the YES Network. In case you don't already know what channel that is on your TV, here's a nifty channel locator that will tell you. You might have already noticed, but if you have Comcast, you no longer get the YES Network–a move that has led the Yankees to go full propaganda against them to try and get you to give them more money. For everyone else out-of-market, ESPN will be broadcasting the game, but you're on your own for the majority of the season.
If you live outside the New York area, MLB.tv is a great way to follow the team. You can subscribe to their full service for all 30 teams with yearly or monthly payments, or–for the first time–you can choose to pay for a single team. If you live in the New York area but don't have cable, MLB.tv is pretty useless.
Beyond these two means, radio is still a good choice if you can stomach the dynamic duo of John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. The games are broadcast on WFAN 660 AM and 101.9 FM. Tune in to WADO 1280 AM para Español.
You should hopefully be able to get the game using one of these three methods. If not, there's always Gameday on MLB.com–which I know you all used at one point in time. Be sure to check in with us on Opening Day so we can all enjoy baseball together. Let's go Yankees!