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  • OT: PHHHH!!!!!

    Filed at 4:23 pm under by dcobranchi

    Well that stinks. I just signed up to receive the MLB All access “broadcasts” so I could watch the Yankees games. But, all MLB games are blacked out due to Fox’s contract. Does that mean every Saturday day game for the whole season? What good is it, then?

    3 Responses to “OT: PHHHH!!!!!”


    Comment by
    Chris
    June 26th, 2004
    at 7:58 pm

    The video feeds on MLB.com are subject to the same blackout rules as TV. I get the radio feeds from MLB.com – no restrictions, and I’ve always liked listening to baseball on the radio.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    June 26th, 2004
    at 8:08 pm

    I’d understand the blackout rules for local games, but they block ALL “nationally broadcast games” prior to 7:05 p.m. starts. For today, that was seven games. My local Fox station was carrying the Phillies-Sox game.


    Comment by
    Dave
    June 26th, 2004
    at 8:31 pm

    Daryl,

    I have the same setup as you have ordered. I live in Connecticut, and I am blocked from Mets, Yankees, and Red Sox games. Fortunately, I am an Angels and Braves fan, so that restriction is not relevant to me. What does bug me though is the blackout ANYTIME there is a national broadcast. (Because of this, I missed Garret Anderson’s 2 HR game this afternoon.)

    This not only includes Fox, but ESPN. So if ESPN is showing the Phillies-Pirates, I am forced to view that on ESPN and everything is blocked on MLB.TV… unless of course you use a proxy server, which violates the “terms and conditions.” 🙂