Edited by Msguy, 08 June 2009 - 11:39 PM.
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MLB Schedule Saturday July 4th Must Read
Posted 08 June 2009 - 11:29 PM
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 11:42 PM
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 11:43 PM
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:03 AM
Yes I'm almost positive I'll survive. But Come On. It's a holiday. Many people will want to watch baseball in the afternoon before they go watch there fireworks that night. It's time to ring the alarm on this issue and for baseball to end this silly rule set by FOX.
I completely agree. I was mad at the NBA this season when it got to the playoffs. They had some of the games on NBATV. I was ticked that I had to sub to the sports pack to see some playoff games. As far as I can remember that has never happened before with a playoff game anyways.
It sure dont help much that MLB is having this issue come up on a holiday weekend. Hope they get it sorted out in the future. I sent the NBA an email. Not that it did much good but I let them know I was not happy.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 05:55 AM
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 08:34 AM
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 08:59 AM
It seems pretty reasonable to make an exception for one day.
I also highly doubt that happens.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:01 AM
Sory to rant a little here but I am continually amazed by those who think that national sports leagues belong to the people, that the games are somehow part of your birthright. They are the products of companies seeking to provide entertainment for a profit. They are nothing more.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:09 AM
It's one day a week, go outside, BBQ, and grab the XM Radio That's what I do.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:11 AM
Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:20 AM
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:03 PM
It's ironic, though, that a DirecTV commercial on Fox broadcasting the game of the day two weeks ago included "See every game in HD!"
I don't have the MLB package but the three outfits should get their stories straight.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:28 PM
Most of the games that begin shortly after 1 p.m. will still be on TV in their respective local markets. For example, the Braves are televising on Sports South. MLB TV also makes games starting prior to 1:10 p.m. available to subscribers. The games will be available on radio, via XM and Game Day Audio. If you know where to look, you can listen over the internet without a subscription. Yeah it sucks that MLB can't get its act together and let MLB EI subscribers enjoy those games but it is not as though there are no alternatives.
I'm not a fan of Fox baseball coverage, but I understand them contracting for an exclusive Saturday window. However, I do have a problem with the size of that window -- i.e., covering the early afternoon games that overlap with their televised games minimally if at all. The fact that these early games are made available via their online package but not via Extra Innings really bothers me.
But life goes on...and I have my XM subscription for the Saturday early games.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:46 PM
Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:48 PM
For the Life of me I don't understand why Major League Baseball would allow such an exclusive window for FOX. MLB is a Business FOX is a business but come on The Fans who subscribe to MLB Extra Innings especially for those who subscribe for out of market game WANT to be able to still watch there favorite teams. It's just nuts to think we are subject to watch a game that FOX chooses for us or to watch the team in our home market when there is a package that allows us to "Choose" the game we want to view. Isn't this what this whole country is founded on that we are free to have a "Choice" of what we want to watch. I Choose to subscribe to DirecTv I choose to subscribe to MLB Extra Innings so I can see the maximum number of games that I can. But then FOX takes that away from us who are paying the money for the package but yet we can't see the game we want to all because FOX Chooses to have exclusive rights to broadcast for the entire afternoon. I think it is wrong and baseball should force FOX to change their deal and not allow them there exclusive broadcasts of games on Saturdays. ESPN Lost their Exclusive Right to air only 1 game a few years ago on Wednesday Nights. FOX should lose theirs.
Like Stuart said above MLB is a Business.
Fox Network is a business.
You and I are customers of MLB EI.
MLB rightly so, places more emphasis on making Fox happy than you and I.
To do any other thing is madness.
I wish we could see them all too.
I just understand that it's not an entitlement.
I would say there would be a better chance of MLB regulating Saturday Start times(ie: no afternoon starts on the East coast for non Fox games) than giving Fox a huge refund.
The Fox blackout is here through 2013.
LATE EDIT:(msguy), didn't want my post to seem like it's critical of you personally. I just don't see anything changing before the Fox Contract runs out.
Only thing to hope for (IMO) is the Saturday start times being addressed by MLB.
Edited by davidatl14, 09 June 2009 - 03:22 PM.
Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:31 AM
Last weekend I was still able to watch a Redsox game starting at 1:07 PM over MLB.TV even though it was not available the MLB Extra Innings.
Since I can connect my computer to my HDTV using DVI, the picture was almost as good as other games received from MLB Extra Innings.
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:14 PM
Posted 11 June 2009 - 04:40 AM
For example: Yanks/Red Sox schedule a 7:05PM start along with every other team sceduled with the exception of scintilating Dbacks/Padres scheduled for a 1:05P(local)4:05 EST.
Fox still has the right to force the Yanks/Sox or any other matchup they desire to move into their(FOX) start time.
I still say a decent compromise, would be for MLB to schedule all Saturday baseball for a 7:05PM start EST and try to convince Fox to limit their weekly selections to only two matchups.
1:00-4:00P- No games permitted
4:00-7:00P- Fox selects two games for their weekly telecasts. One a marquee matchup that would interest most of the country. The secondary game of lesser interest in case of weather delays.
7:05P-later all other games are played. All games then are available for MLBEI patrons, no questions asked. Only exceptions being weather related makeup doubleheaders.
Under this scenario you might be able to entice Fox to allow the backup game so to speak to air for MLB EI customers only.
Fox's primary Game goes to all the country except the two local markets selected for the secondary game. Secondary game then can be used in case of any weather delays/postponements.
Under that specific targeted scenario Fox might consent to the secondary game of lesser interest being shown via the MLBEI package.