Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:29 PM
It's such small potatoes it's annoying they bother blacking it out. Were there really people who subscribed to "Sports Pack" in the past that saw enough coverage of their team in the weekly highlight shows it was the deciding factor in them not purchasing Extra Innings? At most this was 7 total subscribers.
By small potatoes, I mean an issue they don't care about. They set up a rule that sounded good on paper without caring about the consequences, which only matter to them if it is a big issue. It is not...for them.
This is another case of folks not understanding how some things work (much like the PAC 12 guys not understanding the satellite model initially..that cost them). But now add on that it affects so few customers that it really matters little to MLB.
But then again, you are asking MLB to use logic. Remember, these are guys who black out local broadcasts from their own viewing package.
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