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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Extra Innings Lives!!!! My Free Time Dies!!!

We have a deal.

Senator Kerry swiftboats Bud Selig!! MLB has announced a cave-in to big cable.

Amid reports that MLB couldn't even handle the traffic to its website, where it provides subpar coverage of MLB's product and often more buffering than baseball, the two sides kept negotiating and it seems as though DirecTV, in who's court the ball was said to be, must have given in. It's unclear what DirecTV gained from this, although DirecTV's announcement is here. But it certainly seems like they got less than they bargained for. That's what happens to those who get in bed with the evil Bud Selig, who, as I have faithfully chronicled in this space, is determined to destroy the game we love.

So here's a big hug for all those out-of-towners who would have been devastated by this development, and a big foam finger to all those Ayn Rand doofuses with nothing at stake, who nonetheless took the MLB's side. Those who say that fans have no leverage have to go back to the drawing board and those who said Congress and John Kerry would have no impact, you are also wrong as hell.

3 Comments:

  • At 8:04 PM, Blogger Allan said…

    thanks for your good vibes from the other day, it's a very good day indeed, especially the combo of this news and the Mets sweep......now where's my beer at?

     
  • At 11:26 PM, Blogger Itsmetsforme said…

    exactly Allan. enjoy.

     
  • At 3:33 PM, Anonymous cpin said…

    Actually seems unclear on who caved. The issue was carrying the MLB channel as part of basic rather than for an additional fee. The mlb release says "cable operators would also be required to carry the MLB Channel once it is launched."

    It's silent on whether carrying it means for free or a fee . . . Once we figure out which we'll know if it's cable to mlb who caved.

     

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