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 Post subject: NO TV again today?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:11 pm 
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I hate these Saturdays. :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: NO TV again today?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:31 pm 
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MLB really needs to completely overhaul the way they handle TV. I'm in the Cleveland area yet tonight's game is Cincinnati vs Texas (I'm convinced the Cleveland FOX conspires to never show Pirates games). I'd be blacked out from watching the Pirates even if I was paying for Extra Innings. It's not a national broadcast if you have REGIONAL games, dumbasses.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:48 pm 
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Not only does this regional blackout thing suck. Every week my Fox station shows a Red Sox Yankees game or some other Al tilt involving the Rangers, we have to deal with this stupid Houston area blackout.

For those not familiar, Comcast started a new sports channel for the Rockets and the Astros, but all sides can't work a deal to allow it to be carried on Dish, Direct TV, etc. The Rockets had a decent season this year and less than 40% of Houston households got to watch their games, and they still have no deal in place. So when the Pirates played the Astros I didn't get to see a single game.


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 Post subject: Re: NO TV again today?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:06 pm 
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It does suck, although I might get it out of Erie.


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 Post subject: Re: NO TV again today?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:01 pm 
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So, does this mean that the game cannot be shown anywhere, even on the MLB package? I was planning on going to a local sports bar tonight to catch the game. Will they be allowed to air it or should I make other plans?

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 Post subject: Re: NO TV again today?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:09 pm 
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Prince of Pittsburgh wrote:
So, does this mean that the game cannot be shown anywhere, even on the MLB package? I was planning on going to a local sports bar tonight to catch the game. Will they be allowed to air it or should I make other plans?



I would call first, ask the bar. It may be different where you live. I have this stupid Texas thing and the Rangers are on Fox.

And Fox is the only one covering the game. There are no Pirates or Brewers feeds on the extra inning channels (Directv channels 720-745)


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 Post subject: Re: NO TV again today?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:25 pm 
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What is the point of these blackouts? I was getting ready to subscribe to MLB TV until I realized it was blacked out there too.

I live 3.5 hours away from Pittsburgh on a good day. It's not like these blackouts will get me to go to the game.


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 Post subject: Re: NO TV again today?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:47 pm 
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I'll be able to see the Pirate game on FOX tonight...and I really don't understand the blackout policy in certain areas...it makes NO sense to me... :?

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 Post subject: Re: NO TV again today?
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bassoondirector wrote:
I'll be able to see the Pirate game on FOX tonight...and I really don't understand the blackout policy in certain areas...it makes NO sense to me... :?


I just noticed the same thing. The game is on the local regular Fox station instead of Root tonight.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:49 pm 
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I was pleasantly surprised to see that Fox is showing a Yankees game in my region, because it is so @#&*ing close to New York.

Hey, I tuned in to the Yankees old-timer game, watched an inning of a bunch of geezers wheezing their way around the bases, and realized it is the current Yankees team.


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 Post subject: Re: NO TV again today?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Best bet is to tune in ti MLB channel and watch for look ins....... :cry: :cry: :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: NO TV again today?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:08 pm 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
Best bet is to tune in ti MLB channel and watch for look ins....... :cry: :cry: :cry:

There is a 3rd alternative. PM me for information.


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