2017 MLB Extra Innings

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  1. Jan 23, 2017 #1 of 206
    jw_rally

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    We should be getting info on MLB Extra Innings in the next week or two. I think pricing details showed up last year in early February and priced at $173.94.
     
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    cmasia

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    I write this every year, so I'll get it out of the way early this year.

    MLBEI, combined with MLB.tv is the best value of all sports packages. NHLCI is a close second.

    The season is about 180 days, so EI is about $1 per day.

    Over 2,000 of the 2,430 MLB games are on EI, so it's less than a 10 cents per game.

    Try comparing those costs to Sunday Ticket.

    Thankfully, it's only 3 weeks until pitchers and catchers report.
    Spring can't be far behind!
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2017 #3 of 206
    Khaetra

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    I usually get MLB.tv but this year I will pay just a bit more and get EI and have both.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2017 #4 of 206
    jw_rally

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    Agreed. I love MLB EI with MLB.TV. I am a sports nut, so I have them all (NFL ST, NHL CI and NBA LP), but MLB EI is the best value in my opinion.

    Play Ball!
     
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    makaiguy

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    I'm a Pirate fan living in Braves territory.

    The last couple of years I've just subscribed to the MLB audio package at the beginning of the season for about $20. I'm limited to viewing the national broadcasts carrying my team plus the local broadcasts when playing Atlanta. Then, when MLB runs their Mothers Day special I subscribe to the MLB video package for around $50 for the rest of the season. Total outlay $70. I can live with just having audio for the first part of the season to save a hundred bucks or so. Most of the time I'm doing something else in the room and only look up when the announcers get excited anyhow.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2017 #6 of 206
    the future is now

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    why open a new thread without knowing the 2017 price? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Jan 24, 2017 #7 of 206
    cmasia

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    Because it's 68 degrees below zero everywhere.
    Because there's 68 inches of snow everywhere.
    Because there are 68 days until opening day! :) :)
     
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  8. Jan 24, 2017 #8 of 206
    jw_rally

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    My most humble apologies if I have offended your sensibilities. If reading my post was the worst thing to happen to you yesterday, you probably had a pretty good day. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Jan 24, 2017 #9 of 206
    gpg

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    MLB.TV, Extra Innings settlement details

    The settlement controls pricing for this season. It should be the same as last year if I understand the language correctly. Worse case, I guess, is a 3% increase.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2017 #10 of 206
    schmave1

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    Reynoldsburg...
    It's a great value, even more so with MLB.TV included.
    My only beef, and I have no faith that it will be fixed this year, is this continued blackout of Pittsburgh Pirates games on Root Sports Pittsburgh throughout parts of the territory the team claims. I live 200 miles west of Pittsburgh in Reynoldsburg, Ohio and we have been blacked out from Pirates games on Root since the start of the 2013 season. Thirty miles to my east, DirecTV clears both the Pirates and Penguins.
    DirecTV refuses to include the Pirates games in EI because they are technically not out-of-market games and furthermore, no one with Root, DirecTV or the Pirates has the courtesy to explain why this continues to happen.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2017 #11 of 206
    cmasia

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    And my only beef is the continued lunacy of 6 teams claiming Las Vegas as their "home" territory, when the closest of the 6, Anaheim, is 266 miles away.

    The Premiere package, includes the RSN's for 5 of the 6 - no Dodgers - so we get all the games of the Diamondbacks, Padres, Angels, A's, and most Giants games.

    But we do not get the Dodger games ( 273 miles ), except for their games against the other 5 RSN teams.

    We also don't get the Giants games televised OTA on KNTV, about 18 per year.
    AT&T Park is a mere 569 miles from my house, so I guess I should suck it up and drive to all those "home" games...

    Here's the twist that really irks me.
    San Diego fans, a mere 124 miles from Dodger Stadium, get Dodger games through EI, since the Dodgers are considered an "out of market" team.
    Go figure.
     
  12. Jan 24, 2017 #12 of 206
    Bronxiniowa

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    Yep, MLB has gerrymandered market areas worse than the politicians! LOL
     
  13. Jan 24, 2017 #13 of 206
    the future is now

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    just giving you a hard time, i was hoping for the price.

    Go Giants!
     
  14. Jan 25, 2017 #14 of 206
    evotz

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    I'm actually thinking of going the other way, dropping Extra Innings and going exclusively to mlb.tv. I believe mlb.tv is cheaper.

    My reasons being that as a Cubs fan, they play a lot of day games. I work during the day. Last year I found myself using the mlb.tv part of the Extra Innings package to come home and watch that day's game that night (I don't have a DVR). Using the MLB.tv app on the Roku is pretty simple.

    One question I do have is about Saturday games. I think they have fixed this, but I'm not certain. I know in years past, FOX had exclusive rights to Saturday afternoon games. It used to be that MLB.tv couldn't show any games (or at least I seem to recall being blacked out) on Saturday afternoon. I know last year and in the past few years, I was able to watch Saturday afternoon games on Extra Innings (assuming the game I wanted to watch wasn't part of FOX's broadcast). Is the same true for MLB.tv? I suspect it is, but I'm not entirely sure.
     
  15. Jan 25, 2017 #15 of 206
    Bronxiniowa

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    Yes, it was that way a year ago. Anything that was on a national telecast, whether OTA or cable, was blacked out. And I suspect it will be this season as well.
     
  16. Jan 25, 2017 #16 of 206
    trainman

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    I believe evotz is talking about regional coverage, rather than national broadcasts.

    I can answer this: when Fox has "regional" coverage of MLB on Saturdays, any games not being carried by your local Fox affiliate will be available through MLB.tv. (That's been the case for the past couple of years, and I see no reason why it would change in 2017.)

    It is true that national broadcasts (ESPN and FX) are not available live through MLB Extra Innings, but assuming you're keeping your DirecTV subscription, you'll have other ways to watch those.
     
  17. Jan 25, 2017 #17 of 206
    GlennDio

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    this package is an amazing value ...best money I spend all year for Entertainment of any kind. BTW I think the FireTV app picture is even better than the ROKU or Chromecast APP and seems to get closer and closer and closer to D* every year (not quite there yet though)
     
  18. Jan 25, 2017 #18 of 206
    sigma1914

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    The regional Fox games were also on EI.
     
  19. Jan 26, 2017 #19 of 206
    schmave1

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    Local coverage of out-of-market games shown of non-exclusive ESPN, FS1, etc. does remain through EI, however, which I really like (i.e. Cubs-Cardinals local broadcasts are seen on EI even if the game is shown on a national network).
     
  20. Feb 2, 2017 #20 of 206
    the2130

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    At least now you can watch the games on the ESPN and Fox apps if they are blacked out on mlb.tv. Looking forward to seeing what kind of discounts people are getting, if any.
     

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