I believe you said something earlier about brick and wall. Perfect analogy for your take on this.
The only comparison I've really made to NFL Sunday Ticket for this discussion is a very specific issue regarding Fox Saturday Baseball, which is really the only MLB programming set-up that can be compared to Fox NFL Sunday because the games are on OTA TV, and you are limited to seeing the game on your station.
I'm sure local stations didn't like Sunday Ticket from the get-go as it "takes away" views from their local advertisements. The NFL figured this out. (am I wrong? Isn't this the main reason for local "exclusivity" on the Fox baseball deal?)
Was I comparing specific writing and legalities in contracts? No.
Was I comparing the control of distribution of the packages? No.
Was I comparing online content? No.
Was I comparing the number of games in a season? No.
Was I comparing announcers? No.
Was I comparing square footage of the fields? No.
I brought it up for 1 reason, and I'll explain it again for the few people who need to be talked to like kindergarteners:
Both the NFL and MLB have television contracts to distribute games through local Fox affiliates. No?
Both the NFL and MLB limit you to 1 game per day/timeslot through your local Fox station. No?
When out-of-market games are available your local station loses eyes on local advertisers for both NFL and MLB games. No?
The NFL and Fox have come to an agreement to allow out-of-market games to be distributed through NFL Sunday Ticket. No?
MLB and Fox have not come to an agreement to allow out-of-market games to be distributed through MLB Extra Innings. No?
It's not that difficult really. That's the comparison. If any of my facts are wrong please let me know. I really get sick of reading the "OMG IT'S DIFFERENT THE BALL IS BROWN IN THE NFL" posts.