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Fox Saturday Baseball "exclusive" blacking out MLBEI games.

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#51 OFFLINE   Msguy

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 12:24 PM

Yeah Canada has different broadcast rules than we do here in the United States. They can show Saturday Afternoon games.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 12:41 PM

Still better than the old days when we had one choice The NBC game of the week,a long time ago

Of course, we weren't paying close to $200 a year for MLBEI so we wouldn't be held hostage to one game in particular.

And once again the Fox Saturday game was crappy, so instead of keeping us watching by switching to a better game, I turned it off.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 12:50 PM

Of course, we weren't paying close to $200 a year for MLBEI so we wouldn't be held hostage to one game in particular.

And once again the Fox Saturday game was crappy, so instead of keeping us watching by switching to a better game, I turned it off.


The best alternative is to get an XM Satellite Radio and listen to your teams broadcast that way. I've listened to XM Many Times on Saturdays instead of watching FOX's Saturday Baseball game of the week. If My Cubs are on FOX i'll watch FOX. If not. I listen to the radio call.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 12:20 AM

I don't understand why MLB is not on Sirius yet...Sirius and XM merged, so all of the games should be on Sirius too

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:16 AM

This may sound childish - but as an XM subscriber I'm kinda glad Sirius dosent get MLB.


"They" (SIRI) hijacked all XM's music channels in favor of their crappier repetitive music stations. So now in return XM keeps MLB exclusive to even the playing field.

This makes no sense but it helps me sleep at night.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:19 AM

To get back on topic that we beat to death - I know nothing is going to change coverage wise with the blackouts, I just wish teams would simply avoid scheduling Sat afternoon games that are non-Fox. I can deal with missing maybe a game or 2 at most, but it seems this year - so far- 1/3rd of the Saturday schedule seems to be during the blackout window.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:03 AM

To get back on topic that we beat to death - I know nothing is going to change coverage wise with the blackouts, I just wish teams would simply avoid scheduling Sat afternoon games that are non-Fox. I can deal with missing maybe a game or 2 at most, but it seems this year - so far- 1/3rd of the Saturday schedule seems to be during the blackout window.



Exactly, whining about the Fox Saturday blackout situation is pointless.

What TPTB at MLB can control for the rest of the Saturday's that are under the length of the Fox Contract are the Saturday Schedules.

Simple fix- All Saturday baseball games are prohibited from being scheduled before 7:00PM East Coast Time no exceptions other than possible Doubleheaders resulting from weather postponements.

Then let Fox select two games (weather) to be placed in the 3:30ish slot every week.

Every other game gets a 7PM east coast start time or later.
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#58 OFFLINE   coolyman

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:15 AM

MLBTV on mlb.com is your friend on Sat mornings, no blackouts


Not true. Even with MLB.TV you cannot not watch any of the Fox games, including the one in your market. OTOH, I can just wait until that evening and watch the whole game after it's over. It's not the same but it's better than getting screwed completely.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:27 AM

Not true. Even with MLB.TV you cannot not watch any of the Fox games, including the one in your market. OTOH, I can just wait until that evening and watch the whole game after it's over. It's not the same but it's better than getting screwed completely.


And that's my annoyance factor with the MLB EI package. I record EVERY Indians game off of STO and watch them---sometimes a week later sometimes that night...but I always watch them. Having said that, there are times where my D* DVR misses the end of a game because it runs long, there was a rain delay, Rafael Betancourt has pitched to 5 batters...or just doesn't record for one reason or another (rain/storms cause the signal to go out, the power is out so it doesn't catch the start/middle/end of a game) and I'd LOVE to be able to record the replay (which is on multiple times after the game is over overnight/into the AM/afternoon on the following day)....yet I'm blacked out from STO b/c I'm out of market on replays....even though I"m paying for the right to watch a "live" game.

The fact that MLB.TV allows you to watch replays seems just a wee bit inconsistent in the grand scheme of things as far as pay services go. Add to that the fact that MLB.TV subs can watch the Saturday games a few hours after they end (after the blackout window is "over") and I can't....and I'm even MORE annoyed.

I understand that RSN/TV/Network rules come into play on D*...but c'mon. What's good for the goose should be good for the gander....or some crap like that.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:02 AM

To get back on topic that we beat to death - I know nothing is going to change coverage wise with the blackouts, I just wish teams would simply avoid scheduling Sat afternoon games that are non-Fox. I can deal with missing maybe a game or 2 at most, but it seems this year - so far- 1/3rd of the Saturday schedule seems to be during the blackout window.


As a Mets fan, I really like this idea. The Mets have played every Saturday game during the day this year. The one time they were on Fox, there were constant inneruptions for local weather updates on the storm we were having and then the Cowboys practice bubble collapsed and that was the end of Dallas' Fox coverage of the Mets/Phillies.




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