Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Plight Of Transplanted Baseball Fans

Jeff Passan has a column on Yahoo! Sports about how transplanted baseball fans around the country are screwed over by MLB's blackout restrictions. He brings up all the ridiculous rules that prevent baseball fans from seeing their favorite team's games on television. Even though MLB.com promises that for $79.95 you'll never miss another game, the reality is that fans get blacked out all the time based on outdated rules on how local markets are drawn up. It's a must-read for all transplanted baseball fans. Check out the territorial map too!

1 comment:

Dr Sfingi said...

I too am a transplanted Mets fan. Here in the Cleveland area I am lucky enough to only have the Indians subject to local blackout rules, so I signed up for the MLBtv package -- and got swindled. The national blackout rules are even crazier, making it so no one can see the game anywhere. I called to complain, but they refused to give me a refund.

Who's doing PR for MLB these days? The NFL?