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    Re: Listening to games online

    Quote Originally Posted by 2001MUgrad
    I think a couple of the free streams on thegamelive work from time to time, but are not something you can count on. I always listened to WKKI or that station on athensi.com and neither have worked this year to my knowledge. The bad thing about the MLB.com feed is that it is anywhere from 7-15 seconds behind my directTV FSNOH feed. WKKI over the net last year was about 2-5 seconds behind. Thats the only downside to mlb.com. I think there has been one time this year I've had problems with it.
    Last week, somebody on a game thread posted that as long as you begin your webcast before the Reds programming begins on that station...then you won't be denied access. I haven't been able to try before gametime since then, but it is worth a shot.
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    Re: Listening to games online

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepred05
    So West, you think it will be better? I sure enjoy it when it works, but I get so frustrated watching the pregame show, and then having them shut down on me for overloaded server. (Or something to that effect.) I canceled my subscription yesterday, but might pick it back up if they get their act together.
    From what i heard (it was BP Radio's show from last week not this past week) that it will get better and the fact is that they host and stream all the games from their own site, and yes they know there are problems and they are working on that.

    My take is it might be a headache technology for awhile, but eventually they should get their act together. But they have come a long way in 8 years, I remember when pretty much the Marlins were the only team with NET radio.

    MLB probably bit off more than they could chew so they could have complete control, since they are running things themselves at the same time they are getting cash and testing technology it hurts the people who have shelled out the cash and have to experince the growing pains.

    But I can't see it getting worse.

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    Re: Listening to games online

    Quote Originally Posted by Blimpie
    Last week, somebody on a game thread posted that as long as you begin your webcast before the Reds programming begins on that station...then you won't be denied access. I haven't been able to try before gametime since then, but it is worth a shot.
    I haven't tried that with WATH but it doesn't work with WKKI. You'll hear the pre-game show and almost up to the 1st pitch but after that it will give you an error.
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    Re: Listening to games online

    Quote Originally Posted by toledodan
    mlb audio is worth the money. for only 15 bucks you can listen to any game anytime.
    Indeed it is, when the gameday Audio page is working, that is. All kinds of trouble son opening Day (VERY frustrating), but all the kinks seem to have been worked out since then.

    If the technology is working, I think $15 is a reasonable price to pay for a yearly audio subscription. I've been getting it every year since they began offering it, and its great.

    Of course, I'm also getting Extra Innings for free thanks to a screw-up by the local cable TV provider. Not that I'm complaining.
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    Re: Listening to games online

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    People want to listen free, watch for free, and cheaper tickets.

    Where do they think payroll comes from?
    I see what you're saying GAC, but radio has been, and should always be free, IMO. MLB trying to bleed every last dollar out of it's fans is one of the reasons the sport has lost popularity.

    CBS ran free live streaming feeds of all of the NCAA basketball tournament games on it's website. I know which I love more, but look at which is more popular.
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    Re: Listening to games online

    CBS ran free live streaming feeds of all of the NCAA basketball tournament games on it's website. I know which I love more, but look at which is more popular.
    Baseball by a mile.

    Baseball does broadcast for free, I get Mariners games every day.

    I have to pay to hear or see the Reds, for years I had to call the sports department on the newspaper to get the Reds score, or the old dial a score number.

    Complaining about $15 after years of no contact outside of the immediate marketplace is a mere pittance.

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    Re: Listening to games online

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Baseball by a mile.

    Baseball does broadcast for free, I get Mariners games every day.

    I have to pay to hear or see the Reds, for years I had to call the sports department on the newspaper to get the Reds score, or the old dial a score number.

    Complaining about $15 after years of no contact outside of the immediate marketplace is a mere pittance.
    No kidding. If you had told me when I was 12-13 years old that for about $2 a month I could listen to any baseball game i wanted to, at any time, I would have practically wet my pants with joy.

    Just because it's on the net doesn't mean it should be free. Buck up and pay the $15, and enjoy your games.
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    Re: Listening to games online

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou

    Complaining about $15 after years of no contact outside of the immediate marketplace is a mere pittance.
    Unfortunately, $15 a month isn't a pittance when your pay gets cut twice in the span of a year, you may get only 25 hours of work in a week, or 70, and you never know from one week to the next, your car is constantly needing serviced, the price of gas keeps going up, you're having no luck finding a new job, and your roommate may have to move out because they can't afford their share of the rent sticking you with all of it. Sad to say, I'm going out picking up pennies and saving them for Ramen Noodles and Big K soda so I can eat everyday. When those kinds of things happen, $15 a month is a lot of money.
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    Re: Listening to games online

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Baseball by a mile.

    Baseball does broadcast for free, I get Mariners games every day.

    I have to pay to hear or see the Reds, for years I had to call the sports department on the newspaper to get the Reds score, or the old dial a score number.

    Complaining about $15 after years of no contact outside of the immediate marketplace is a mere pittance.
    And even the free ones have the bills paid by advertisers.
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    Re: Listening to games online

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    Unfortunately, $15 a month isn't a pittance ...When those kinds of things happen, $15 a month is a lot of money.
    It's not $15 a month. It's $15 for the year, which works out to about $2 a month. If you can't afford $2 a month, how can you afford Internet service?
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    Re: Listening to games online

    Quote Originally Posted by registerthis
    It's not $15 a month. It's $15 for the year, which works out to about $2 a month. If you can't afford $2 a month, how can you afford Internet service?
    I could probably afford $2 a month, but it's a luxury I don't need right now, so I'll pass. As for internet service, I'm on cheap, cheap dial-up that boots me off at least once every two hours. I do see it as a necessity because I talk to my family on IM, which is cheaper than long distance, plus on weeks where I have days of working from 10 AM until midnight or longer, it's the only way to job hunt.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    I'll bow out of this conversation now. Not really sure why I got involved in the first place, except I feel that radio feeds should be free, when not much else is these days. I don't want to make this a conversation about me and my struggles, so carry on.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: Listening to games online

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    I'll bow out of this conversation now. Not really sure why I got involved in the first place, except I feel that radio feeds should be free, when not much else is these days. I don't want to make this a conversation about me and my struggles, so carry on.
    The radio is free, though. All you need is an antenna.

    If you want to receive said radio transmission over the Internet, however, you need to pay. Seems about right to me.

    And, BTW, I pay $5.95 a month for my dial up access. Doesn't get much cheaper than that, unless you're using that crummy free service through OSU.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Listening to games online

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    I'll bow out of this conversation now. Not really sure why I got involved in the first place, except I feel that radio feeds should be free, when not much else is these days. I don't want to make this a conversation about me and my struggles, so carry on.
    Sava - you can get the Reds via either WLW or 980AM can't you...?
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    Re: Listening to games online

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran
    Sava - you can get the Reds via either WLW or 980AM can't you...?
    Yeah, and I always have a radio nearby. I just hate that MLB charges for radio feeds of their games when you can hear all other radio for free on the internet.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!


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