2016 MLB Extra Innings

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  1. May 8, 2016 #181 of 231
    FLWingNut

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    MLB.tv is running a half price special for MLB.tv premium for former customers. Much cheaper than EI. May jump on that if the Tigers ever win a game again this season.


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  2. May 8, 2016 #182 of 231
    keenan

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    Wow, all that pink in the uniforms is making me think the color space is wrong on my display. :)
     
  3. May 8, 2016 #183 of 231
    ejbvt

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    For real. I have often wondered why they do these kinda things. Wouldn't the money be better spent on science for the cure than for making baseball equipment pink to raise awareness of something of which everyone is aware?

    Graphics can be changed, a pop up to donate, etc. If you watch the Red Sox during the Jimmy Fund fundraiser they always do, it is integrated into the broadcast, which is a lot cheaper than giving all the players different equipment...
     
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    Chuck W

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    Where are you seeing this? I had MLB.TV last year but cancelled for this year.
     
  6. May 9, 2016 #186 of 231
    makaiguy

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    Try logging into your last year's account. When I did this I was offered the $55 off offer.

    Did this last week, don't know if offer still valid.
     
  7. May 9, 2016 #187 of 231
    peters4n6

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    Just throwing this out there...here in Arizona the EI broadcasts of the Mets series with the Padres in San Diego on SNY were blacked out. I could only watch them on the San Diego Fox affiliate. Any idea why this might have been? San Diego is not my local market, the diamondbacks are. Was this some sort of weird Fox RSN thing?
     
  8. May 9, 2016 #188 of 231
    TheRatPatrol

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    Where in AZ are you? I know the Padres include Yuma as part of their region.
     
  9. May 9, 2016 #189 of 231
    peters4n6

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    tucson.
     
  10. May 9, 2016 #190 of 231
    TJNash

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  11. May 9, 2016 #191 of 231
    cmasia

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    Vegas is beyond ridiculous. 6 teams "claim" Las Vegas.

    The Angels are my closest "home" team, a mere 265 miles from my front door. The Giants are 564 miles away.

    So, for EI, we must watch the RSN feeds from the Giants, A's, Padres, Angels, and D'Backs.
    We don't get the Dodger games, and we don't get the Angels and Giants games on their OTA stations, even though we are considered a "home" market.

    That's really stupid.

    But here's what's really, really stupid.

    From Petco Park to Dodger Stadium is only 124 miles, but EI subs in SD can watch the Dodger games because the Dodgers are not a "home" team.

    You could not write a more stupid law.

    I guess MLB expects me, as a "home" fan, to drive 17 hours round trip to see a Giants game in person.
     
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  12. evotz

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    Major League Baseball's blackout rules are really stupid. Someone at MLB really needs to take a look at this, but I don't know who to contact, who to send a petition to, and really what good it would seem to do.

    Every zip code in America seems to have to have at least 2 teams that they can claim as being their home turf. That's just stupid. Some zip codes should have just 1 team, some zip codes should have 0 teams. Teams need to be able to prove that a certain zip code is within a team's home turf.

    For example, here in Western KY - Cardinal territory - DirecTV gives us the Red broadcasts, because apparently Western KY is Reds territory (and I know of absolutely no Reds fans here, not to mention, there are no Reds radio broadcasts around here either) and because apparently the larger cities in Kentucky - Louisville and Lexington - which probably are Reds territory, so all of DirecTV Kentucky gets Reds games. That is certifiably stupid.

    For one, the Reds should have no claim to this part of Kentucky, and DirecTV should split this up based on zip code, meaning we would get the Cardinal games. There are more Cubs fans in this part of Western Kentucky than Reds fans (but I definitely wouldn't call this Cubs territory).

    MLB needs to go through every zip code in America and find out what team(s) that zip code roots for and if there are 0, then so be it.

    Secondly, if you subscribe to Extra Innings, then all blackout restrictions should be removed - you get every game. If you locked down the per team per zip code like it should be, then removing blacklistings on Extra Inning makes sense.

    For what it's worth, yes, I can get the Cardinal games from DirecTV if I pay $13 for the sports pack for the privilege to watch a team that is in my territory.

    This is all just stupid. But I think the majority of this stupidity is on MLB. That's not to say that DirecTV is doing the best they can with this. But the blackout rules imposed by MLB (or the teams in MLB) need to be re-evaluated. I'm not sure when they were last evaluated, the 1930s?
     
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  13. TJNash

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    Even better, Petco Park is 94 miles from Angels Stadium, but the Angels aren't a home team for San Diego, either.

    Incredibly arbitrary.
     
  14. joshjr

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    I bet you could of got it included for free when you signed up. Might call and ask about it and see if they will throw it in.
     
  15. Chuck W

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    That didn't work for me, but followed a link elsewhere and it offered me the $55 price, so I went for it.
     
  16. the future is now

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    has there been anymore info released regarding this Follow Your Team option for this year?
     
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  17. schmave1

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    Reynoldsburg...
    Definitely agree. I enjoy DirecTV and would never consider having Extra Innings through anyone else. My biggest beef right now as far as baseball is concerned is this arbitrary blackout of Pirates games in central Ohio. Pittsburgh insists on claiming the Columbus area as part of its television territory, yet this is the fourth season that DirecTV blacks out all Pirates games, live or rebroadcast, on Root Sports Pittsburgh, a channel it owns. On top of this, DirecTV won't clear Pirates broadcasts via Extra Innings because we are "in market."
    Of course no one from DirecTV or Root Sports Pittsburgh will acknowledge any complaints on the matter or even address why this has been happening.
    In this respect, DirecTV is doing far from "the best they can," so I agree with you there as well.
    Unrelated, has anyone noticed a considerable decrease in the number of Blue Jays feeds on EI this season?
     
  18. Devo1237

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    Pretty sure if you are considered in-market for Root Pittsburgh, the channel should work for you if you simply subscribe to the Sports Pack (not EI). Assuming, that is, DirecTv set up the authorization for your location correctly.


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  19. schmave1

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    Reynoldsburg...
    That's the thing ... I am a Sports Pack subscriber. I get all programming on Root Pittsburgh outside of Pirates live games and replays, and of course live Penguins games (I do not subscribe to CI). Yet DirecTV has chosen to black out much of the area of Ohio claimed by the Pirates and won't even acknowledge why.
    40 miles east of here in Zanesville, the Pirates are not blacked out, nor are the Penguins since that is their home territory. Somewhere between here and there, DirecTV drew some line in the sand.
    Dish does not black out Pirates games here. I am a Cubs fan for the record and would like to watch the occasional Pirates game. For the past four years, other than when the Pirates play the Reds or Indians or are on national TV, that has been impossible.
     
  20. Devo1237

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    That's messed up then! I don't blame u for being ticked.

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