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Jim Fazio
05-27-2006, 08:53 PM
I live outside the Cincy area, and Direct tv is telling me that games beginning before 7pm are blacked out by Fox. So now I can't watch the Reds at home on Sat anymore. Anyone one else in this boat. This sucks, not fair. At least put it on at 7pm then. Even if the opposition carries the game it will still be blacked out. Not right. Why did the Reds have to move up Sat games to 6:10?

redsfaninbsg
05-27-2006, 09:05 PM
Yea I'm having the same problem, in effort to get more people to the games I guess?

Jim Fazio
05-27-2006, 09:25 PM
Fox shouldn't black out though.

ed the red
05-27-2006, 09:26 PM
It is due to the fact that Fox has national rights on Satudays

NastyBoy
05-27-2006, 10:00 PM
Generally the games that start before 7 are nationally broadcast on FOX. The Reds early start is not because of this, but a management decision to start the games an hour earlier.

NastyBoy
05-27-2006, 10:03 PM
Here is an interesting article for some that may have missed it...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AkArey1Q0MN1vHgd0i36j3wRvLYF?slug=jp-blackouts052606&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

toledodan
05-28-2006, 12:05 AM
Here is an interesting article for some that may have missed it...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AkArey1Q0MN1vHgd0i36j3wRvLYF?slug=jp-blackouts052606&prov=yhoo&type=lgns


thanks for the article! baseball needs to do something quick. even though i'm a reds fan it pisses me off that i can't watch cleveland games on directv here in toledo even with the EI package.

redsfaninbsg
05-28-2006, 01:08 PM
Reminds me of the Wednesday Night games that were blacked out a few years ago. Sad you can spend hundreds of dollars a year to watch your team and you cant even watch them on a Saturday Night.