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Maldez
06-10-2006, 02:19 PM
Anybody have any idea why tonight's (Saturday, June 10) Reds/Cubs game is not being picked-up by MLB Extra Innings? It's scheduled to air on Fox Cincinnati, so I know the game is being televised. I checked ESPN and WGN and don't see the game scheduled there, so that eliminates a possible conflict with rights.

So, what the heck! Why isn't the game being aired?

redram
06-10-2006, 02:31 PM
the game starts at 5pm so it is blacked out due to Fox. If the game started at 6pm like it should it would be shown. I cannot understand why the Red's changed the start time of the games on Sat this year but it will screw up MLB extra innings all year

KittyDuran
06-10-2006, 02:40 PM
the game starts at 5pm so it is blacked out due to Fox. If the game started at 6pm like it should it would be shown. I cannot understand why the Red's changed the start time of the games on Sat this year but it will screw up MLB extra innings all yearToday's game is at 6:10pm Eastern time. [are you in the Central time zone?]

Maldez
06-10-2006, 02:41 PM
Thanks, but what makes you think the game starts at 5:00 PM? Everything I'm looking at says 6:10 PM.

Also, Fox doesn't even have a game this evening, so why would it matter?

GRRRRRRRRR!!!

Jim Fazio
06-10-2006, 03:04 PM
I made this post last week and got confirmation. Any sat games that start before 7pm are blacked out by Fox. This isn't fair as there is no games on Fox at this time. At least put in on at 7pm and join in progress. It should be on locally for you on Fox ohio if you live in the Cincy area. For me who live outside the area is blacked out. Not right. Hopefully they will switch this rule.

RedFanAlways1966
06-10-2006, 03:10 PM
It should be on locally for you on Fox ohio if you live in the Cincy area. For me who live outside the area is blacked out. Not right. Hopefully they will switch this rule.

More fan friendliness... go figure. :thumbdown

I feel for you fans outside the FSN-OH area and wish "the system" was more friendly.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2006, 03:12 PM
MLB rules say any games that start before 7PM ET on days Fox shows games are blacked out on Extra Innings. This year the Reds moved all the Saturday night start times to 6:10 so those will all be blacked out on Extra Innings.

edabbs44
06-10-2006, 03:13 PM
MLB rules say any games that start before 7PM ET on days Fox shows games are blacked out on Extra Innings. This year the Reds moved all the Saturday night start times to 6:10 so those will all be blacked out.
Way too look out for the fans...

Unassisted
06-10-2006, 03:13 PM
Hopefully they will switch this rule.Not likely. Fox paid a ton of money for those national broadcast rights and MLB will bend over backwards to accommodate them.

RBA
06-10-2006, 03:17 PM
Last time MLB.tv unblocked the game starting at 7 pm ET.

cincy09
06-10-2006, 03:59 PM
This royally sucks. I've missed the last 2 games and the team needs me. If mlbtv gets unblocked at 7 why can't FOX sportsnet. This issue should be taken care of !!!

ed the red
06-10-2006, 04:36 PM
There is a west coast game on Fox as I am watching the Braves and the Astros play.

redsfaninbsg
06-10-2006, 05:03 PM
Question, if I do a proxy from somewhere in the Cincy area if I can find one would I be able to view all the game on MLBTV?

Jpup
06-10-2006, 05:20 PM
Question, if I do a proxy from somewhere in the Cincy area if I can find one would I be able to view all the game on MLBTV?

nope, it would be blacked out. that is also illegal.

redsfaninbsg
06-10-2006, 05:29 PM
I know it's illegal I was just trying to find a way to watch the reds, what there doing is illegal in my mind.

Jpup
06-10-2006, 06:00 PM
I know it's illegal I was just trying to find a way to watch the reds, what there doing is illegal in my mind.

it should be.:beerme:

redsfaninbsg
06-10-2006, 06:02 PM
Well for those who care I changed proxy to Russia and all I got was http is to long? To technical for me, hopefull it comes on at 7.

redram
06-10-2006, 06:20 PM
Today's game is at 6:10pm Eastern time. [are you in the Central time zone?]

Yes

kheidg-
06-10-2006, 07:11 PM
Well for those who care I changed proxy to Russia and all I got was http is to long? To technical for me, hopefull it comes on at 7.

still blacked out for me, everyone else as well?

Maldez
06-10-2006, 07:18 PM
MLB rules say any games that start before 7PM ET on days Fox shows games are blacked out on Extra Innings. This year the Reds moved all the Saturday night start times to 6:10 so those will all be blacked out on Extra Innings.

You gotta be kidding me! The Reds organization went out of its way to ensure that MLB Extra Innings customers wouldn't be able to watch the Reds?

What kind of crap is that?

red-in-la
06-10-2006, 07:57 PM
Just be glad that you aren't like me. I am paying for MLB EI, MLB TV, and the Fox SportsNet package and I cannot watch it on any of them. I think maybe this SHOULD be illegal.....Oh, and all so Fox can try to force me to watch the Braves at the Astros.....a real yawnner.....

But when you have a manager that brings in Yan to pitch in a scoreless game you really don't want to watch it anyway...

RBA
06-10-2006, 08:57 PM
still blacked out for me, everyone else as well?

Yes. This bites. :thumbdown :thumbdown :thumbdown :thumbdown :thumbdown :thumbdown :thumbdown :thumbdown :thumbdown

cincinnati chili
06-12-2006, 08:54 AM
Well for those who care I changed proxy to Russia and all I got was http is to long? To technical for me, hopefull it comes on at 7.

I think you'd be interested to know that when you signed up for MLB Media, you authorized them to charge your credit card $100 every time you tried to circumvent the blackout restrictions.

I'm serious. There's a lot of stuff buried in there (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/subscriptions/all_access/index.jsp)

Hence my complaints on this thread:
http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47255