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    BobC, get a legit F.O.! Mario-Rijo's Avatar
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    Re: Owners discuss blackout solution

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    The most curious thing to me in the article is DuPuy's assertion that the rules have been in place for 42 years and they only recently realized that there was a problem with them. Should we infer that MLB HQ only pays attention to problems when members of Congress point them out?
    Good point. Listen to your fans much mLb (Big L for Losers)?
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    Re: Owners discuss blackout solution

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Not surprised they tabled it, owners love it, who cares what the fans think?
    Well what's in it for them huh?
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    Re: Owners discuss blackout solution

    Since I live in Vegas, this pisses me off to no end. Yet, they have me over a barrel. Sucks to be me I guess. *sigh*

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    Re: Owners discuss blackout solution

    Quote Originally Posted by SirFelixCat View Post
    Since I live in Vegas, this pisses me off to no end. Yet, they have me over a barrel. Sucks to be me I guess. *sigh*
    When I lived in NC I was in the same boat. How the Reds can claim NC as a territory is beyond my brain power. The Os and the Braves have a seriously dubious claim to that state as well, but it's not as outrageous as the Reds claim. I specifically bought the package so I could watch the Reds and when I found out it was in a blackout area it caused me to blow a gasket.

    You can make a laundry list of the most egregious - and they are laughable - but I think Vegas takes the cake.

    The Dbacks claim Salt Lake City, The Mariners claiming all of Montana, The Rockies claiming South Dakota and others which are pretty awful.

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    Re: Owners discuss blackout solution

    Selfishly, I rather enjoy the fact that the Reds claim the Charlotte area as their territory.

    I get all the games on Fox Cincinnati and don't have to purchase the extra innings package.
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    Re: Owners discuss blackout solution

    With DirecTV? don't you have to purchase the sports pack?
    Go Gators!

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    Yes, but not Extra innings.
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    Limiting your product to the masses is a backward way of thinking.
    that is what the inbreeding of MLB produces.
    What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand

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    Re: Owners discuss blackout solution

    MLB clubs would rather have fans in the stands than in front of the TV. The blackout rules are designed to encourage that. The problem is that the territories have been extended way beyond a reasonable drive to get to a game.

    MLB should crack down and limit the driving distance that can be covered by each club's territories to a maximum of 8 hours driving time. In cases where the territories overlap, the maximum should be even less. There's no way that Charlotte would be in the Reds territory under those conditions.

    For teams whose regular-season games are not on broadcast TV, like the Reds, the territory should be defined by counties, rather than TV market.
    /r/reds


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