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Discussion: MLB Network

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 1, 2009.

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    Inches

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    AGREED!!!
     
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    DanoP

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    It's pretty cool to see the old legends in action. I didn't know that Enos Slaughter played into the 50's....I thought he was a 30's-40's guy. And of course, Campanella, Hodges, et. al. And we get to see a young Mickey Mantle before his knees got tore up. Great broadcast.
     
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    DodgerKing

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    And the dude could fly.
     
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    Cpt Guavaberry

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    Just because you don't appreciate hockey, don't knock it. I don't bad talk soccer, do I?
     
  5. Jan 1, 2009 #45 of 250
    webby_s

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    HA HA Agree with all of your statement there! Kinda a low blow.

    I agree with a lot of others that this channel should have been around years ago! They will have so much content and potential.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2009 #46 of 250
    Lord Vader

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    This network needs someone like me, a veteran umpire, to educate the masses about the rules and intricacies of the game and what not.

    :D
     
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    phatmatt1215

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    I'd much rather listen to Bob Costas any day of the year over Tim McCarver. Man, I can't stand that guy.
     
  8. Jan 2, 2009 #48 of 250
    Lord Vader

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    I agree. Costas doesn't act like he knows it all; McCarver does. Tim attempts to show the world that he's some kind of baseball expert. He was a mediocre player; he's a worse announcer.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2009 #49 of 250
    KAL

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    Thanks! Just added it to my favorites :)
     
  10. Jan 2, 2009 #50 of 250
    Fredfa

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    Originally, the MLB network was to be started by and on DirecTV, which also would have gotten a major ownership position.

    When some of the big cable companies complained, and threatened not to carry it, DirecTV allowed MLB to cut an ownership deal which also included TWC, Cox and Comcast.

    Those who didn't pick up MLB EI starting last season (and agree to wide carriage of MLB Net) were supposed to be locked out of MLB EI for a number of years (I believe six.)

    So D* apparently COULD have help up the cable guys, but although it lost its exclusive ownership position, did get the channel and access to Comcast's HD Philadelphia Phillies coverage and Cox's HD San Diego Padres coverage via MLB EI.

    Neither had been available prior to last year.

    In addition, DirecTV, while advertising it would broadcast "more than 10" HD games a week in its MLB EI package, actually provided about 80% in HD, with far more than half available in HD from each team's broadcast.

    I am not sure D* actually gets access to MLB Net for no charge, but in return for giving up its exclusivity, it finally broke through and got Comcast and Cox content previously unavailable.


     
  11. Jan 2, 2009 #51 of 250
    Pepster

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    It was on my HR20-700, but NOT on my R-10 so it seemed. I couldn't key in the number with the remote by punching in 213, nor could I scroll to the channel with the up & down arrows. What did work was pulling up the on screen guide & selecting 213 there.
     
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    dtv757

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    NO AND 2 other i know who had a spanish programing package could not receive the channel either.
     
  13. Jan 2, 2009 #53 of 250
    KLJ

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    is there a common solution to only getting the channel in sd?

    all my other hd channels are coming in just fine.
     
  14. Jan 2, 2009 #54 of 250
    mystic7

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    Why not? Unlike that phony Chris Berman who insists on hosting the first Baseball Tonight telecasts each year, and then goes running as soon as anything football pops up, Costas actually loves baseball.
     
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    mystic7

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    A batter hits a line drive that strikes the pitching rubber on the fly and lands in foul territory. What's your call?
     
  16. Jan 2, 2009 #56 of 250
    raoul5788

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    Foul ball, ASSuming the ball doesn't pass first or third. Easy call.
     
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    raoul5788

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    Really? What are your qualifications? ;)
     
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    jefbal99

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    I loved the 30 second countdown to the start of Hot Stove Live, using 30 images of MLB Games with players numbered 30-1.
     
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    EVAC41

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    I'm getting it just fine in HD and also on my SD recievers. It's playing the 1956 world series Game 5: Brooklyn Dodgers at New York Yankees.
     
  20. Jan 2, 2009 #60 of 250
    Pepster

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    The schedule for the first couple of days had me thinking, ut oh, What is this? YES2 or NESN2?, but it's looking good in the long run. I like the concept of Studio 3 "Babe Ruth" and Studio 42 "Jackie Robinson".
     

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