As mentioned previously, even though this site: http://mlb.mlb.com/m...d=MLBTVREDIRECT says that I'm blacked out on MLB.TV from Pirates games, I have not been blacked out there.
Also, it appears as though this is NOT coming from MLB, but from a disagreement with DirecTV. I received the following e-mail from the Pirates today:
"We apologize for the delay in responding to your email. We completely understand and, frankly, share in your frustration. The fact that our fans in your area cannot watch Pirates Baseball is very troubling for the Club.
The delay in our response was due to our hope in being able to provide you a solution to the problem. While we have been unable to successfully lobby DirecTV, we have successfully worked with DISH Network to carry Pirates Baseball on their basic package throughout your viewing area. For more information on DISH Network you can call 1-877-504-2758, or log onto www.usdish.com.
In the meantime, we will continue to work with DirecTV, various Cable Providers, ROOT SPORTS and Major League Baseball to find more ways a way to bring Pirates Baseball to you and all of the fans in your area.
If you are a current DirecTV customer and do not wish to switch satellite providers at this time, please continue to contact DirecTV and demand Pirates baseball."
Well how about that?