World Series preview?Posted: June 21, 2012
It’s the last weekend of interleague play.
Could we have a preview of the 2012 Fall Classic?
Could that series be in Baltimore?
The Nationals hold first place in the National League East, and the Orioles remain in the race for one of the two wild-card berths in the American League. They gather at Camden Yards for the weekend after the Nationals host Tampa Bay Thursday.
MASN and MASN2 have the coverage of the Battle of the Beltways Friday and Sunday, while Saturday’s game is part of the Fox Saturday night package. Fox has cross-town battles between the Yankees and Mets, Giants-A’s and Angels vs. Dodgers along with the Braves’ trip to Boston and the Brewers facing the White Sox.
TBS shows the finale of Atlanta-Boston Sunday afternoon, and ESPN caps the night with Mets-Yankees at 8 p.m.
The College World Series could have its final two decided by the end of the day Thursday. At noon, South Carolina meets Kent State in an elimination game postponed from Wednesday. Florida State takes on Arizona at 5 p.m. on ESPN2, then Arkansas goes against the winner of the noon game in the other bracket. The final games of the brackets, if necessary, will be Friday and the best-of-three final series between the bracket winners starts Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
The NBA Finals may finish Thursday, as the Miami seeks to finish its series with Oklahoma City at 9 p.m. on ABC. If the Thunder win, it’s back to Oklahoma City Sunday at 8 p.m. for Game 6.
NASCAR heads west to the California wine country, with TNT coverage from Sonoma starting at 2 p.m. The Nationwide racers are on a road course in Wisconsin, going Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN. The Indy Car drivers head over to Iowa, with the flag dropping on NBC Sports network Saturday at 9:15 p.m.
Euro2012 moves into the Final Eight Thursday, with Czech Republic taking on Portugal at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN. Germany meets Greece Friday on ESPN2, while Saturday brings Spain and France together at 2:30 p.m. The last member of the final four will be decided Sunday, when England faces Italy on ESPN.
D.C. United takes on the Red Bulls Sunday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Portland meets Seattle Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN.
The PGA tour heads to Connecticut this weekend, with the Travelers Championship on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The future stars of the NHL find their first pro organizations Friday, when the NHL draft starts at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ESPN offers a pair of WNBA games Saturday. Chicago meets Minnesota at 12:30 p.m., while the Sparks play the Mercury at 9 p.m.
The Bayhawks host the Cannons in Major League Lacrosse Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
NBC Sports network helps you gear up for the Summer Olympics this week. The U.S. trials in diving are Thursday at 10 p.m. and Friday at 11 p.m., while the track and field competitors go Friday at 9 p.m. The field hockey trials are Saturday at 1:30 p.m.