Does anyone think MLB blackout rules are archaic? Back in the day, when I was a teen, probably half of the Cardinals games would be shown on TV. Lots of times, the Cardinals would play the Cubs or Braves and the game would be shown on one of the SuperStations. But, since I lived in StL, the game would be blacked out and I'd have to listen on the radio. Until yesterday, AT&T U-Verse and Fox Sports were in a dispute in which AT&T would not show all the games that someone with cable, DirecTV or DISH would be able to see (they worked out a deal yesterday). Anyway, I also subscribe to MLB.TV and previously used to buy MLB Extra Innings to watch more out-of-market games. But, because of blackout rules, I could never watch live Cardinals games on either. I understand the TV networks want to protect their investments but I don't understand why someone who pays EXTRA shouldn't be allowed to watch whatever game they'd like. Also, when Fox shows Saturday Baseball, you cannot watch any other game than the one they provide to you. If I pay for the service, why can't I watch whichever game I'd like? It makes no sense to me. Sorry for the long rant.
In our sun-down perambulations, of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing "base," a certain game of ball...Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms...the game of ball is glorious. ~Walt Whitman
Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand. ~Leo Durocher
The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided. ~Casey Stengel