It's going to be hard to believe me but today we are far better when it comes to getting any out of market sports period. Back in the 80's till the summer of 95, there wasn't such thing. I had a C band satellite dish and could get all the rsn's but was blacked out of ALL games. I even remember screaming back then to have the chance to pay to see those games. Originally, MLB and NBA were totally against selling those out of market rights even though they could make far more money than they were back then. In those days they were only in business with ESPN and the networks on such games.