The CSR is right. Per D*'s RSN/team lookup tool you're in the market of every team in California, but NOT the Mariners. Looks like you need MLBEI for them.billt721 said:Ok, I found this site while searching for some answers and it seems like people here are pretty knowledgeable about the MLB Blackout situation. I thought I was previously, as well, but now I'm stumped.
Anyway, I live on the big island on Hawaii. According to MLB.com, I'm in the home territory on every team on the west coast (my zip code is 96749 if anyone wants to check), including the Mariners, so I can't watch their games live on MLB.tv. However, since I'm in their home territory, I thought I'd be able to watch the games on ROOT Sports NW via Directv. So I signed up, got it installed today, watched the pregame show, and then was blacked out once the game started. I called Directv and they told me that I am NOT in the Mariners home market, and thus am blacked out on their service. So who's right here? Are both of them? Does MLB have a different blackout rule for internet and TV, thus making it impossible for me to watch the games at all?