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MLB:Baseball 2009 season thread

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Steve615, Nov 6, 2008.

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    Steve615

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    Well folks,Spring Training will be upon us before you know it.
    I thought I would go ahead and start a thread dedicated to the MLB 2009 season. :)

    Television : The MLB Network is scheduled to debut on Jan. 1,2009.
    The league is supposedly working toward changing some of their blackout rules/policies.
    Free Agency : There are lots of free agents out on the market looking for new deals,new homes,more money.
    I call this aspect of the business/sport "new faces/new places".
    2009 World Baseball Classic : Several members of the 2006 Team USA are looking forward to the 2009 games,with the goal of a better outcome this time around.Team Japan is looking to repeat in the 2009 games.

    At any rate,I thought this would make a good thread to share all of our thoughts and ideas on the upcoming season,and throughout the season. :)
     
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    Lord Vader

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    Dude, there's no bigger baseball fan than me, but you need to get a life. The frickin' season JUST ENDED. Wait till late winter to begin another baseball season.

    ;)
     
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    Doug Brott

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    I am really looking forward to finding out what MLB intends on doing about the silly blackouts. I hope they do away with them. I am also looking forward to more games being available in HD Also.
     
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    It's not too early. The General Manager's meetings were earlier this week.
     
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    Lord Vader

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    It's too early because I say so, and as a veteran umpire whose season runs from around the first of March to mid- to late October, I'm bushed. I love November and December--no baseball! A nice respite.

    The umpire has spoken. So let it be written, so let it be done.
     
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    jeffwltrs

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    Baseball is still #1! I can't wait to see what develops with the MLB Network. I used to watch winter ball on a BUD!
     
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    IIRC,winter ball is available online via MLB.TV,for a fee.
    Not sure what they charge to subscribe to that service though.
     
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    I wonder when we'll hear about the revised MLB blackout changes for this coming season. I hope Bob DuPay is able to get a lot done and make some major changes.
     
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    Steve615

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    I've been curious about this for awhile myself.They seem to be keeping all of that talk "hush hush",so to say.
    Approx. 3-4 months ago,there was some discussion about it going on in public.I remember reading several articles online from a few sources about it.Since that time,I haven't seen anything online related to the blackout talks.
    Hopefully,these discussions will pick up steam again soon and perhaps MLB will let fans know what's going on.
    Who knows,they may have already come to some kind of conclusion with it and they're just holding out for the launch of the MLB Network. :)
     
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    If you're a baseball fan and have never been to spring training...make the trip! You'll have a chance to talk to many of the players and coaches, watch from close enough to occasionally get brushed back and generally have a fantastic time.

    Pitchers and catchers report around February 15 (most practices are open) and games generally start around March 1.
     
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    jerry downing

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    With the name Darth Vader, it should be "The Umpire Srikes Back":lol:
     
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    Lord Vader

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    That has been copyrighted, as it already is the title of a book.
     
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    What I would like to see is more Over The Air baseball games included into the MLB Extra Innings Package and also the FOX Saturday Baseball games included into the MLB Extra Innings Package. Baseball should do the right thing and add these games to it's package and they should tell FOX that they have to include all the games. It's the fair thing to do for all of the fans who purchase MLB Extra Innings. Baseball blackouts should just end totally.
     

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