TNT Is Thinking Ahead

In about two-and-a-half hours, the 2007 Major League Baseball postseason will begin. As you know, all games will be on TBS, which is why we have strange start times like 3 p.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET. We thought this would be a problem. But TBS is off to a good start.

The Rockies-Padres tiebreaker game ran 4 hours, 41 minutes, and though that was an extreme case, postseason games traditionally run much longer than regular season games. But TBS has allotted only 3 1/2 hours between games. Fortunately, they're going the Fox Family Channel route: The games will shift to TNT if there is spillover. Thank heavens for corporate synergy!

We're still not sure how this whole TBS thing is gonna work, but they're covering their bases in one regard. We had been concerned about that.