Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Blackout Question

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    44

    Blackout Question

    Hey guys I know this may be a silly question but any help at all from anyone will be greatly appreciated. By now Im sure all of you know about the proposed idea to put MLB Extra Innings exclusively on Directv, well unfortunately I have had Dish Network for less than a year and am still under contract so switching isnt an option. My question is that if EI isnt offered on dish network, would I be able to purchase the package that includes all of the FSN channels in order to watch their games? Isnt the blackout rule only supposed to affect those people that live in the teams market? (by the way I live in Erie, PA). Since the games wouldnt be exclusive to MLB EI, and im not in the Reds market, wouldnt they show the games on FSN Cincinnati??

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    34,346

    Re: Blackout Question

    Quote Originally Posted by redsman344 View Post
    Hey guys I know this may be a silly question but any help at all from anyone will be greatly appreciated. By now Im sure all of you know about the proposed idea to put MLB Extra Innings exclusively on Directv, well unfortunately I have had Dish Network for less than a year and am still under contract so switching isnt an option. My question is that if EI isnt offered on dish network, would I be able to purchase the package that includes all of the FSN channels in order to watch their games? Isnt the blackout rule only supposed to affect those people that live in the teams market? (by the way I live in Erie, PA). Since the games wouldnt be exclusive to MLB EI, and im not in the Reds market, wouldnt they show the games on FSN Cincinnati??

    You can purchase it, but I don't think it will do you a lot of good. You'll just get your home area's games and that's it.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-...24872650873160

  4. #3
    Member paulrichjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Savannah, TN
    Posts
    2,879

    Re: Blackout Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    You can purchase it, but I don't think it will do you a lot of good. You'll just get your home area's games and that's it.
    What he said is 100% true. I tried this years ago when Dish told me that you could. They were wrong.
    Tim McCarver: Baseball Quotes
    I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.

  5. #4
    SERP Emeritus paintmered's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Cbus
    Posts
    7,042

    Re: Blackout Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    You can purchase it, but I don't think it will do you a lot of good. You'll just get your home area's games and that's it.
    Yep, and the basic package offers one of the regional Fox Sports networks. So you can get Fox Sports Cincy without upgrading to the sports package.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

    All models are wrong. Some of them are useful.

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    44

    Re: Blackout Question

    Quote Originally Posted by paulrichjr View Post
    What he said is 100% true. I tried this years ago when Dish told me that you could. They were wrong.
    Well wasn't the reason that Dish blacked out those games was because they were "exclusive" to MLB EI subscribers? Now that the subscription is gone, can't they legally give out of town fans the game if they pay for the FSN Broadcast?

  7. #6
    Member 919191's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    the corner bar
    Posts
    3,786

    Re: Blackout Question

    Quote Originally Posted by redsman344 View Post
    Well wasn't the reason that Dish blacked out those games was because they were "exclusive" to MLB EI subscribers? Now that the subscription is gone, can't they legally give out of town fans the game if they pay for the FSN Broadcast?
    No. Dish only offered EO the last 2 or 3 years, but the games were blacked out before that.
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
    -Todd Snider

  8. #7
    The Lineups stink. KronoRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    West N. Carolina
    Posts
    55,607

    Re: Blackout Question

    MLB would have a real issue with them showing games without blackouts.
    Go Gators!

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    1,065

    Re: Blackout Question

    I get blackout drunk whenever Milton pitches.

  10. #9
    Member dunner13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    607

    Re: Blackout Question

    redsman, im going to be in erie as well and was wondering the exact same thing. If you find out for sure if we can get reds games through cable or satellite let me know if you can.

  11. #10
    Hisssssssss Yachtzee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Land of the Lost
    Posts
    7,251

    Re: Blackout Question

    I think the answer will be no. Because you are outside the Reds market area, the Reds will probably be blacked out regardless of whether you have FSN Ohio/Cincinnati or not. I live in the Cleveland market area and had hoped that I would get the Reds on FSN Ohio now that the Indians are on Sports Time Ohio. For a few weeks before last season, it looked like that dream might come true. FSN Ohio showed the "Reds Week" programming right before the season started and I actually saw the Reds games on the FSN Ohio schedule. Unfortunately, once the season started they blocked the Reds games and showed poker tournaments instead. I think the blackout rules are based on protecting the "home market" teams rather than whether or not EI is available. I suspect in Erie you will be able to watch the Indians and Pirates if you bought the sports package, but no Reds, since I think the Indians and Pirates both consider Erie a "home market."
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

  12. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Athens, GA baby!
    Posts
    202

    Re: Blackout Question

    You'll probably get to see the pregame, but the game itself (along with any other professional sports game that has a package like EI) will be blacked out. That stinks man.
    Here's to another record-breaking season from Adam Dunn ...another 40 homeruns (all coming with nothing on the line) and 200 Ks! We Want King Jay!!


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25