MLB Trade Deadline

Thursday, March 22, 2007

No Extra Innings On Cable

It's now official. Baseball's deal with The Devil, er, DirecTV, is now done. Out-of-town baseball games can now only be seen on satellite, as a last-ditch effort by cable operators to get Extra Innings was torpedoed by MLB because of the impasse at getting The Baseball Channel on basic cable when it begins in 2009, among other things.

Baseball has sold its loyal fans down the river yet again for a larger payday, this time a seven-year, $700 million deal. Bob Raissman, in today's New York Daily News, had a great take about this mess.

"MLB's move brought an immediate charge from cable execs that Bud Selig's TV people would rather spend a night naked in the Alaskan wilderness than alter their sweet, seven-year, $700 million 'Extra Innings' deal with DirecTV."

Ain't that the truth.

I really enjoyed watching all of those out-of-town games last year on Extra Innings. However, as I've said before, I will not change my cable to satellite to satisy these robber barons. Selig and his minions are once again doing their best to alienate their loyalest fans. Screw him.

6 comments:

Michael Leggett said...

I wonder if Bud would like it, if he was strung by his ankles, from either the Green Monster, or the Right or Left Field Upper Level at Shea Stadium?

My 500th Article, will be up in a few hours:

Am I cruel & unsual or what?

The Omnipotent Q said...

Not at all Michael. I'd be in favor of it right now...

Michael Leggett said...

& the 500th has been posted:

YOU are mentioned;

& Bud's earned a Permanent Place on the "Riv'" LIST.

Peter N said...

Evil way to treat such a vast fan base. Evil.

The Omnipotent Q said...

The seeds of discontent are growing. MLB's arrogance continues to grow, and another 1994 meltdown maybe coming...

Michael Leggett said...

Force Bud to wait @ Ave K, for The Q Train, in the rain at Rush Hour!