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    A new 7 year MLB deal for Fox

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...eal/index.html

    PITTSBURGH -- Major League Baseball has reached a new seven-year TV deal with Fox, baseball executives told SI.com on Tuesday morning.

    The new agreement, which will be announced at 5:30 p.m. today by commissioner Bud Selig, will guarantee baseball more than the $400 million it received from the network's previous contract, which expires after this season.

    According to the new deal, Fox will air the World Series, the All-Star Game, a schedule of Saturday games and one League Championship Series each year, alternating between the leagues from year to year. The other League Championship Series is still up for bids.

    Also, TBS is expected to get rights to the Division Series starting in 2007 and weekly regular-season games in '08.

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    Re: A new 7 year MLB deal for Fox

    Nuts
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Wow, no ESPN mentioned. :thumbdown

    Side Note: XM Radio is signed with MLB through the 2015 season.
    (11 years / 650 Million Dollars)

    http://www.xmradio.com/newsroom/scre...004_10_20.html
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    Re: A new 7 year MLB deal for Fox

    I was kinda hoping NBC would get it back. Baseball and Bob Costas belong together.

    Help stamp out, eliminate, and do away with redundancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macro
    I was kinda hoping NBC would get it back. Baseball and Bob Costas belong together.
    Very good point!

    The other League Championship Series is still up for bids though.
    (Fingers crossed)
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    Re: A new 7 year MLB deal for Fox

    7 more years of sound effects.

    Pay attention to the open sky

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    Re: A new 7 year MLB deal for Fox

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
    7 more years of sound effects.
    And Tim McCarver.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: A new 7 year MLB deal for Fox

    Quote Originally Posted by goreds2
    Wow, no ESPN mentioned. :thumbdown

    Side Note: XM Radio is signed with MLB through the 2015 season.
    (11 years / 650 Million Dollars)

    http://www.xmradio.com/newsroom/scre...004_10_20.html

    That is a good thing. ESPN was once young and fresh. Now they are old, tired, and have way too much power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macro
    I was kinda hoping NBC would get it back. Baseball and Bob Costas belong together.
    Agree 150%.
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    Re: A new 7 year MLB deal for Fox

    Great. Seven more years of swishes, bloops, bleeps and other assorted space-age sound effects nonsense.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: A new 7 year MLB deal for Fox

    Don't forget that little talking baseball(I forget his name) that teaches us why a fastball is called a fastball and such

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    Re: A new 7 year MLB deal for Fox

    So how much time is left on ESPN's contract?

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    Re: A new 7 year MLB deal for Fox

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray
    So how much time is left on ESPN's contract?
    ESPN still has 7 years after this year on their regular season contract. They only thing they may be out of is the postseason. They will have division playoffs this year but maybe no playoffs on ESPN after this year unless they get the one LCS that is still being bid on.

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    Re: A new 7 year MLB deal for Fox

    It was posted earlier that TBS is expected to get the division playoffs but I'd be surprised if one network got them all since there's sure to be conflicts. ESPN was ideally set up to handle them with all of its networks. I don't know if TBS has a similar arrangement with the likes of TNT and others.

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    Re: A new 7 year MLB deal for Fox

    Looks like Turner sports at some point is going to start airing a weekly Sunday afternoon national game that would be blacked out in local areas.


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