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The free preview (through April 9) is way better than I expected it to be, as I find myself watching Marlins/Astros games for the hell of it and staying up until two in the morning watching games in which I have nothing invested except for a reverse fantasy outfielder or something.

I remember Yanc3y saying good things about it last year, and I'm sure it'll result in me watching more baseball, but is it worth $179? I'm tempted.

d4niel coh3n (dayan), Thursday, 6 April 2006 02:43 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm just happy to have TBS

Stormy Davis (diamond), Thursday, 6 April 2006 03:40 (fourteen years ago) link

and yes, the hated Cubs. between TBS, the Cubs, and my beloved Sox -- and ESPN "Tuesday Night Baseball" or whatever they have -- I can pretty much always see a major league game. which is enough for me, I don't need to see Seattle-Anaheim or whatever

Stormy Davis (diamond), Thursday, 6 April 2006 03:42 (fourteen years ago) link

MLB.tv. Never do any work at work ever ever again.

tylero (tylero), Thursday, 6 April 2006 03:47 (fourteen years ago) link

I renewed for a second year (they discount the renewals a bit and bill it over 4 months). It's all the baseball you can eat, and more games than you can hope to watch all season. It depends a lot on who you want to see play--if your favorite teams aren't local (or the Yankees/Red Sox), it may be the only way to see the games you want.

patita (patita), Thursday, 6 April 2006 03:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Is mlb.tv of better quality this year? Are the blackouts difficult to get around?

mattbot (mattbot), Thursday, 6 April 2006 11:08 (fourteen years ago) link

As an Extra Innings junky, I'm totally for folks dropping the cash to get this. Tho I haven't been watching much of it so far - my roommate just upgraded to an HDTV, and the Extra Inning stations look kinda ass on it. That said, the Santana / Halladay tilt was broadcast on one of the HD stations, which was soooo dreamy.

But, yeah, what DC said - if it weren't for EI, I wouldn't know a damn thing about baseball outside of the Northeast (& Atlanta, of course).

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 6 April 2006 12:19 (fourteen years ago) link

i might have to drop the $ when i go back to dc. i've been spoiled up here getting the philly and b'more/dc comcast on my cable system. i don't watch phils THAT often, but it's always nice to get a little harry da k.

jonathan quayle higgins (j.q. higgins), Thursday, 6 April 2006 13:07 (fourteen years ago) link

It's tempting, but fortunately my persistent cr*dit-c*rd debt and housing limbo prevents me from seriously considering it.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 6 April 2006 13:24 (fourteen years ago) link

If you like radio broadcasts, the Gameday Audio is an excellent deal. You can pick which team's announcers you want to hear, and you get to hear weird local radio ads.

patita (patita), Thursday, 6 April 2006 13:57 (fourteen years ago) link

i am probably going to resub to extra innings, especially now that i'm not working during games anymore. it'll be even better this year, now that fox's regional network stranglehold on games is slowly being lessened ...

maura (maura), Thursday, 6 April 2006 15:04 (fourteen years ago) link

remind me which site is best for "gamecasts"? i've forgotten since last year.

mookieproof (mookieproof), Friday, 7 April 2006 00:27 (fourteen years ago) link

The ESPN site looked pretty spiffy, I think they improved it. I haven't done the comparative analysis though.

patita (patita), Friday, 7 April 2006 02:19 (fourteen years ago) link

i have found it: POO: Internet Baseball Interfaces

mookieproof (mookieproof), Friday, 7 April 2006 02:31 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

i was getting excited about Opening Day and decided to check out the schedule on DirecTV. to my surprise i noticed that they, in most situations, have both the visitor's and home team feeds. this isn't just a opening day thing either and wonder if they added over the air stations this year? GREATEST THING EVER.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Visiting Team vs. Home Team Time (ET)

Royals at Tigers (Royals Feed) 1:00 pm
Royals at Tigers (Tigers Feed) 1:00 pm
Blue Jays at Yankees (Yankees Feed) 1:00 pm
Blue Jays at Yankees (Angels Feed) 1:00 pm
Diamondbacks at Reds (Diamondbacks Feed) 2:00 pm
Diamondbacks at Reds (Reds Feed) 2:00 pm
Brewers at Cubs (Brewers Feed) 2:00 pm
White Sox at Indians (White Sox Feed) 3:00 pm
Nationals at Phillies (Nationals Feed) 3:00 pm
Rays at Orioles (Orioles Feed) 3:00 pm
Giants at Dodgers (Giants Feed) 4:00 pm
Giants at Dodgers (Dodgers Feed) 4:00 pm
Mets at Marlins (Mets Feed) 4:00 pm 734
Mets at Marlins (Marlins Feed) 4:00 pm 735
Rockies at Cardinals (Rockies Feed) 4:00 pm
Rockies at Cardinals (Cardinals Feed) 4:00 pm
Rangers at Mariners (Rangers Feed) 6:30 pm
Rangers at Mariners (Mariners Feed) 6:30 pm
Angels at Twins (Angels Feed) 7:00 pm
Pirates at Braves (Pirates Feed) 7:00 pm
Astros at Padres (Astros Feed) 10:00 pm
Astros at Padres (Angels Feed) 10:00 pm

Bee OK, Sunday, 30 March 2008 07:24 (twelve years ago) link

The Angels look hungry. Whiskey Tango up with that.

felicity, Sunday, 30 March 2008 07:26 (twelve years ago) link

is this a cable thing as well? i'm paying $20 more than one of my friends who gets it from cable. he is only paying $159 this year, same as last year, while my rates raised.

Bee OK, Sunday, 30 March 2008 07:35 (twelve years ago) link

Dunno. Time Warner NY had MLB Extra Innings but blocked WGN so that sucked. I have satellite now for that very reason.

felicity, Sunday, 30 March 2008 07:39 (twelve years ago) link

The Angels look hungry. Whiskey Tango up with that.

ha, i copied it from DirecTV's site. no whiskey here but i am working on some red wine.

Bee OK, Sunday, 30 March 2008 07:40 (twelve years ago) link

I like Rex Hudler, but I don't want Wonder Dog calling all my games. ;)

felicity, Sunday, 30 March 2008 07:44 (twelve years ago) link

^^^^^^^

tho I don't like Hudler :(

David R., Sunday, 30 March 2008 18:40 (twelve years ago) link

Oh wait I was bumming because I'm @ work tomorrow BUT I have a half-day due to a doctor's appt so AFTERNOON BASEBALL FOR ME assuming I don't have goiter or the clap. :D :D :D :D

David R., Sunday, 30 March 2008 18:41 (twelve years ago) link

i recorded the Giants/Dodger game on DirecTV but because it was the Giants feed they blacked me out. so i was blacked out because i'm in the Los Angeles market, to boost local rating (and i'm OK with that).

Bee OK, Tuesday, 1 April 2008 04:38 (twelve years ago) link

It was great hearing Scully even on a dull game...

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 1 April 2008 13:46 (twelve years ago) link

nope, still no over-the-air channels.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 04:15 (twelve years ago) link

watching reds-dbacks just now on extra innings and AMAZING moment in the 9th: color guy going on and on about how encarnacion needs to be bunting with two men on, bottom of the ninth, no out, down by two. "he's not a clutch player. you can't count on him. not a clutch player." mid that last "clutch player" comment encarnacion slams a game-winning hr. fuckin a!

YGS, Thursday, 3 April 2008 01:58 (twelve years ago) link

hi!

felicity, Thursday, 3 April 2008 02:26 (twelve years ago) link

Dodgers + Scully is on Direct TV 9. Can't you set your timer for that?

felicity, Thursday, 3 April 2008 02:37 (twelve years ago) link

Yanc3y -- according to another thread, that was JEFF BRANTLEY!!!!

David R., Thursday, 3 April 2008 12:57 (twelve years ago) link

haha, the miracle of Brantley pwnage

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 3 April 2008 13:38 (twelve years ago) link

KALAS

David R., Thursday, 3 April 2008 19:53 (twelve years ago) link

My God, Mark Grace is an incredible blowhard on the D'backs games.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 7 April 2008 13:54 (twelve years ago) link

I am really pissed at Rupert Murdoch right now. FOX has exclusive rights to MLB tv rights on Saturday until 5 p.m. and no obligation to show any games.

They blocked every single game on Saturday including all regionals (Cubs was listed as Cox regional) while they showed family sitcom reruns.

Die.

felicity, Monday, 7 April 2008 14:00 (twelve years ago) link

Owners and MLB expected to lift many blackout restrictions in 2009.

I guess they are launching a Baseball Channel next year. I would be surprised if there was no collusion lawsuit filed against MLB on this, or even an inquiry.

Speaking of which, I heard a rumor that the players' union was threatening to file a collusion action against the owners for what is basically an (tacit?) agreement to keep Barry Bonds out of baseball.

felicity, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 00:16 (twelve years ago) link

Fehr gave a non-denial denial.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 14:41 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

I am really enjoying this Yankees-Tigers epic matchup on Fox's Saturday MLB exclusive. Derek Jeter hits his first home run of the year. What a story.

Maybe they'll show a shot of the Yankee Stadium other games scoreboard with the

MAX SCHERZER SUBJECT OF THE CURRENT ISSUE OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED AND ESPN THE MAGAZINE PHENOM ROOKIE FREAK-EYED PITCHER OF THE NL WEST FIRST PLACE SMALL MARKET PHOENIX ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS PLAYING THE KOSUKE FUKUDOME LAST WEEK'S SPORTS ILLUSTRATED COVER STORY OF THE NL CENTRAL CONTENDING SMALL MARKET CHICAGO CUBS

because nobody in LA would even pay to watch that snoozefest on MLB.tv or anything.

felicity, Saturday, 10 May 2008 21:05 (twelve years ago) link

max scherzer is a v sexy man

deeznuts, Saturday, 10 May 2008 21:22 (twelve years ago) link

so I HEAR

felicity, Saturday, 10 May 2008 21:23 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

i just got my renewal notice from DirecTV:

You are all set to enjoy another exciting season of MLB EXTRA INNINGS. We are renewing you at the lowest price of 6 payments of $31.99/month...

last year i paid a total of $189 on DirecTV (both teams feed = best thing ever) and this year it will go up to $191.94. so pretty much the same expect i get to pay less per month but added two additional months.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 02:19 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

I'm hoping the preview week is on my cable -- Greinke-Verlander tonight.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 April 2010 19:41 (ten years ago) link

In less than half an hour.

Andy K, Monday, 5 April 2010 19:44 (ten years ago) link

it's on mine, psyched

johnny crunch, Monday, 5 April 2010 20:06 (ten years ago) link

fuckin a. girlfriend is out with a friend tonight too. I will wallow so hard.

mayor jingleberries, Monday, 5 April 2010 20:09 (ten years ago) link

oh well, will watch Mets' rerun and Lincecum then.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 April 2010 20:13 (ten years ago) link

wednesday is dollar hotdog night in texas btw

johnny crunch, Monday, 5 April 2010 20:24 (ten years ago) link

does everyone really call nelson cruz 'nellie' ?

johnny crunch, Monday, 5 April 2010 20:46 (ten years ago) link

kc's bullpen is deplorable

johnny crunch, Monday, 5 April 2010 22:20 (ten years ago) link

Forgot it was nearly all day games, of course

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 00:07 (ten years ago) link

so i was looking at different games tonight and turned on the San Diego feed of their game. Dick Engerg is calling their game, what a pleasant surprise.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 7 April 2010 03:48 (ten years ago) link

has anyone who has mlb.tv been able to access it today? or is it just me

J0rdan S., Friday, 9 April 2010 23:21 (ten years ago) link

Greinke-Beckett tonight

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 10 April 2010 18:55 (ten years ago) link

Are these games all in standard def?

mayor jingleberries, Saturday, 10 April 2010 20:27 (ten years ago) link

theres a hi def channel & bos vs greinke is scheduled 2 be on it

johnny crunch, Saturday, 10 April 2010 20:41 (ten years ago) link

four months pass...

Play-by-play faves:

1. Scully (Dodgers)
2. Waltz (Marlins)
3. Lewin (Rangers)
4. Niehaus (Mariners)
5. Cohen (Mets)

Unfaves (1 = worst):

1. Caray (Braves)
2. Kay (Yankees)
3. Martinez (Blue Jays)
4. Enberg (Padres)
5. Harrelson (White Sox)*

*Sounds more like the greatest of all-time when you've had a couple and the Good Guys are getting blown out and/or victimized by bad umpiring.

Andy K, Thursday, 12 August 2010 10:56 (nine years ago) link

Enberg is pretty bad. He gets names wrong constantly. Then again, he and Mark Grant did an extended riff on the Hedy/Headley Lamarr scene from Blazing Saddles last night.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 August 2010 16:42 (nine years ago) link

give vin scully the goddamn world series before he dies, i mean jesus christ what is wrong with the world

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 August 2010 16:43 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...

i just got my renewal notice from DirecTV:

You are all set to enjoy another exciting season of MLB EXTRA INNINGS. We are renewing you at the lowest price of 6 payments of $33.99/month...

so the total price for this year is 203.94. an increase of $2 more a month or $12 more for 2011.

looked on some DirecTV site and it says you can call and ask for a discount and they will discount $10 off per month. so this year, it looks like, i can renew at 23.99/month for a total price of 143.94. :-)

World Series champion San Francisco Giants (Bee OK), Tuesday, 8 February 2011 04:31 (nine years ago) link

i'm doing MLB.TV for the first time this year since it's cheaper than cable tv and i only watch baseball really anyway. hopefully the proxy trick still works for watching in-market games

ciderpress, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 15:46 (nine years ago) link

now i just need to pick some teams to bandwagon

ciderpress, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 15:50 (nine years ago) link

Thanks for the tip, Bee.

Wrong-Way Willy (Andy K), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 15:51 (nine years ago) link

Am strongly considering having cable taken out and subscribing to mlb.tv. I'll only get to watch the Mets on the 20-30 broadcast games, but this seems like a good year to do it. :/

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 16:07 (nine years ago) link

Morbs you can trick it with an international proxy server, I believe. I don't know of any myself since I actually am international.

Also, can't you share an account w/someone and essentially do halfsies?

Hurrah for giving up cable TV! The expense is obscene for what you get

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 16:09 (nine years ago) link

Would Yankees games be blocked for you as well? (note, this is a question about access, not whether you give a shit about the Yankees.) xp

Groovy Goulet (pixel farmer), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 16:10 (nine years ago) link

yes, I believe both teams are blacked out, they don't care which one you're a fan of!

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 16:17 (nine years ago) link

also, the only other cable I watch is pretty much the news (plenty of that online) and Stewart/Colbert sometimes (same).

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 16:19 (nine years ago) link

yeah there's a map somewhere showing the blackout regions - iirc if you live in iowa, every midwest team is blacked out, ridiculous

ciderpress, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 16:21 (nine years ago) link

and yeah xxxp mlb.tv supports simultaneous logins as of last year, but that's something they could fix any time (and i wouldn't be surprised if they did) so i'm a bit uneasy about pooling with people

they're less likely to fix the proxy trick since they're not the ones losing out from that

ciderpress, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 16:27 (nine years ago) link

I've been using simultaneous logins on MLB.TV for like 6 years

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 16:28 (nine years ago) link

The Braves (2 states, a 5 hr drive and a time zone away) are blacked out for me -- makes me want to spit acid in Bud's eyes.

Groovy Goulet (pixel farmer), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 16:31 (nine years ago) link

They used to use the address of the credit card that paid for it to determine whether a game was blacked out; I guess that's changed if proxies work?

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 16:54 (nine years ago) link

they use the IP that you log in with (so you can login with a web proxy and then switch back to your real connection to watch)

ciderpress, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 16:57 (nine years ago) link

Definitely worth trying the proxy route unless there's a chance you can get permabanned if they catch you. It's a really dumb system, though (unless you're in the UK where none of it is ever blacked out, but I doubt I'm their average customer!).

Mark C, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 18:22 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

BASEBALL

MLB Extra Innings Giving Fans 11-Day Free Preview

By Marcus Vanderberg on March 28, 2011 6:02 PM

Thanks to Opening Day starting earlier this year, baseball fans will get an 11-day free preview of MLB Extra Innings from March 31-April 10 on iN DEMAND.

The cable package retails for $179 if purchased before April 11 and $199 if ordered after that date.

Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Cablevision Systems, Bresnan Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent, and many independent affiliates are the cable providers offering MLB Extra Innings.

There are two new features to this year’s package:

DUAL FEEDS: iN DEMAND will deliver both the home and visiting team broadcasts of the same game whenever possible, so that fans can choose which telecast they want to watch.

MULTI-SCREEN MOSAIC: Preview which game to watch with this popular rotating mosaic of multiple screens that shows all the live action from games being played at the time, along with scores, inning and channel location. Find this on the first channel of the system’s package lineup.

World Series champion San Francisco Giants (Bee OK), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 06:12 (nine years ago) link

anyone use the mlb at bat app?

Get me two meatball sandwiches Utah! TWO! (thebingo), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 13:37 (nine years ago) link

Yep. What do you want to know? I'm loving how I can watch proper, full MLB games on it with my mlb.tv subscription (apols for sounding like an ad)

Mark C, Monday, 4 April 2011 15:52 (nine years ago) link

also, I believe mlb.tv is free thru April

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Monday, 4 April 2011 15:57 (nine years ago) link

I tried to use mlb.tv but it doesn't seem to be free. Any of you manage to get it to work without paying for it?

reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Monday, 4 April 2011 18:46 (nine years ago) link

You get it free when you purchase the At Bat app, I understand.

Mark C, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 11:53 (nine years ago) link

mmm not really. you can't use the PS3 MLB app, for instance. and you can't watch it on your computer. if you buy the app you can watch games on the app and that's it. (but there's nothing stopping you from outputting your iphone to your TV...)

what burns me up is that i pay full freight for MLB.tv and then have to pay for the app on top of it! come on, i've ponied up a hundred bucks, i should get the app for free.

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 5 April 2011 12:16 (nine years ago) link

I don't know about the promotion, but generally you have to pay for mlb.tv to get it to work on at bat.

Mordy, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 12:18 (nine years ago) link

o i c

i've never had one without the other

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 5 April 2011 12:33 (nine years ago) link

so i should probably shut up

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 5 April 2011 12:33 (nine years ago) link

it's so ridiculous that there's no non-tv option for watching games. i subscribe to mlb.tv but have to watch mets/phillies games on mp2p or whatever when they show on SNY

Mordy, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 12:40 (nine years ago) link

Wow, the new Gameday is crazy!

reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Tuesday, 5 April 2011 22:39 (nine years ago) link

i have always wondered how to record these Giants games automatically on my DirecTV DVR. found this tip on-line tonight:

If you do a smart search and key in AALL HDTV GIANTS CCHAN 696 then press the red button to do the keyword search and choose Show Types and then Events, it should catch only the Giants live games on CSN BAY AREA. If you do an autorecord, you can specify extra time to add to the end of the recording.

just add your team along with that regional local broadcast number, don't think this will work with those random 720+ MLB Extra Innings channel numbers.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 03:49 (nine years ago) link

with MLB.tv on ps3 all games are archived and can be watched from any inning... just sayin

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 7 April 2011 01:12 (nine years ago) link

^isn't this the case with mlb.tv on any old computer?

Sorry, I didn't notice that the EI 'free April' thing was tied to At Bat etc.

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 17 April 2011 14:56 (nine years ago) link

ten months pass...

i just got my renewal notice from DirecTV for the 2012 season:

You are all set to enjoy another exciting season of MLB EXTRA INNINGS. We are renewing you at the lowest price of 6 payments of $34.99/month...

total price for this year is 209.94 an increase of $6.

will tell you how it goes when i call DirecTV and try to get a discount.

Bee OK, Sunday, 19 February 2012 05:27 (eight years ago) link

I got an email to 'renew' my MLB.TV package -- I only got the postseason last year -- for $99, which I guess i'm going to do.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 19 February 2012 13:36 (eight years ago) link

Would NYM/NYY games be blacked out for you?

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Sunday, 19 February 2012 13:40 (eight years ago) link

yes. In both cases, I don't particularly care.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 19 February 2012 13:51 (eight years ago) link

it's pretty worth the money imo

illuminati girl (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 19 February 2012 14:36 (eight years ago) link

mlb.tv blackouts your local market? sucks

van smack, Sunday, 19 February 2012 15:47 (eight years ago) link

that's pretty standard practice for streaming sports online, tbf

illuminati girl (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 19 February 2012 15:48 (eight years ago) link

it's much worse imo that they blackout every fox saturday afternoon game except the one being showed in your market

illuminati girl (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 19 February 2012 15:48 (eight years ago) link

i've never streamed online. good to know

van smack, Sunday, 19 February 2012 15:49 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

can't get anything right now on mlb.tv, anyone else? I'm logged in and evrything.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 10 March 2012 20:19 (eight years ago) link

getting the GameDay audio but not the TV

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 10 March 2012 20:30 (eight years ago) link

I think I got auto-renewed for Gameday Audio -- I fucking hate opt-outs that should be opt-ins.

Carlos Pollomar (WmC), Saturday, 10 March 2012 20:37 (eight years ago) link

same thing today, the video doesn't come on, not even the archives I was able to watch (w/ constant freezing) a few days ago.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 11 March 2012 18:14 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

so i finally called into DirecTV to see if i can get a discount on MLB Extra Innings for this year. they gave me $10 off per month for six months again this year. i will be paying $150 for it this year.

happy happy joy joy

Bee OK, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 03:24 (eight years ago) link

Rupert needed that sixty, you heartless bastard.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 03:53 (eight years ago) link

b-b-but MLB.TV costs less..

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 09:53 (eight years ago) link

and I finally got the right downloads to make it work.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 11:28 (eight years ago) link

hooked my dad up with the plumbing necessary to watch MLB.tv on his ipad and he is now approximately as happy as a pig in shit

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 11:38 (eight years ago) link

both this and NBA League Pass are the most incredible things. if I was born fifteen years later and recieved this for my birthday I'd probably cry

after all the warnings everyone gave me last year about mlb.tv being sneaky about auto-renewing you without asking...it didn't auto-renew me. which means i missed out on the $20 discount so maybe it's even sneakier than i thought.

ciderpress, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 14:03 (eight years ago) link

was thinking about holding off this year but the ability to watch games on my phone is pretty enticing

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 3 April 2012 14:04 (eight years ago) link

TH, get your dad to join SABR. (I've given up on Generation Debt recruitment.)

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 14:13 (eight years ago) link

he's like mr anti-sabr but we have a mutual friend who is i think a member. should i start the red sox 2012 thread and post his predix?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 14:43 (eight years ago) link

it is done

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 14:54 (eight years ago) link

haha, does he like Jon Heyman? (also, fact: some SABR members hate sabermetrics)

There is a UK chapter btw.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 14:59 (eight years ago) link

MLB Strike Zone to Launch

Launch of MLB Network Strike Zone on Ch. 153

Effective Wednesday, April 4, 2012, by 5 p.m. ET, DISH will launch MLB Network Strike Zone, a new service from MLB Network, in both SD and HD. It will be offered as a part of the MultiSport package, Also available to subscribers as an add-on package with a qualifying programming package.

No mention of what are the qualifying packages are yet)

Starting April 10, the service will broadcast in a live, whip-around fashion on Tuesdays and Fridays during the MLB regular season, beginning at 7 p.m. ET,

Bee OK, Thursday, 5 April 2012 02:31 (eight years ago) link

Wow, that's great!

What is it?

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Thursday, 5 April 2012 02:44 (eight years ago) link

Strike Zone existed years ago, but not during the last couple seasons...right?

Andy K, Thursday, 5 April 2012 02:49 (eight years ago) link

seems like nfl redzone right?

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 April 2012 02:50 (eight years ago) link

it's MLB version of the Red Zone Channel, live look into games where there is something happening. DirecTV had this back in 2007 and 2008 (iirc) and was dropped when MLB Network came on the air.

there is a rumor that DirecTV will add it this year as well.

Bee OK, Thursday, 5 April 2012 02:51 (eight years ago) link

I looked for Strike Zone but didn't find it, but did find this:

http://www.federalbaseball.com/2012/4/5/2927330/introducing-full-count-from-yahoo-sports-and-mlb-com

Did anyone use this yesterday?

polyphonic, Monday, 9 April 2012 17:17 (eight years ago) link

Strike Zone, when it existed a few years ago, seemed redundant. You can already see most/all of the games on the EI home channel and click into them -- you don't need an anchor or whatever to tell you what is happening.

Andy K, Monday, 9 April 2012 17:22 (eight years ago) link

What is the EI home channel?

polyphonic, Monday, 9 April 2012 17:32 (eight years ago) link

Extra Innings has a "home channel" where the screen is split into eight telecasts. The default audio comes from the top-left telecast, but you can move around to hear the other telecasts and select a channel/game from there.

Andy K, Monday, 9 April 2012 17:57 (eight years ago) link

Apologies for the confusion -- didn't realize that THIS new Strike Zone is the work of MLB Network, not Extra Innings.

Andy K, Monday, 9 April 2012 17:59 (eight years ago) link

Oh right. That's pretty nice. But I don't have Extra Innings, so a cheaper RedZone -alike would be great, even if it's only a few days a week.

polyphonic, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:03 (eight years ago) link

Starting April 10, the service will broadcast in a live, whip-around fashion on Tuesdays and Fridays during the MLB regular season, beginning at 7 p.m. ET,

So this has to differ from MLB Tonight, right? It would be great it was similar to their daily anchor/analyst-free highlight segments.

Andy K, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:06 (eight years ago) link

YEAH, Strike Zone it has just been added to DirecTV, commercial free:

Per Channel 719. "MLB Network Strike Zone HD. Tuesday & Friday nights. Available with MLB Extra Innings and/or Sports Pack."

Bee OK, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 02:15 (eight years ago) link

so i just got home from work, turning on the Strike Zone channel now.

anyone watch this yet today, how is it?

Bee OK, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 01:54 (eight years ago) link

so i have been watching a bit of this. they seem to go away from games a little too fast for my liking. maybe i just like watching innings and how they build instead of this instant stuff.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 02:51 (eight years ago) link

MLB Network Strike Zone will be available on the following offerings:

Bright House Networks: Bakersfield, Calif. – Channel 1124; Birmingham, Ala. – Channel 464; Detroit – Channel 698; Indianapolis – Channel 425; Orlando and Tampa – Channel 1143
DIRECTV® SPORTS PACK and MLB EXTRA INNINGS® package: Channel 719
DISH Network, Multi-Sport Pack: Channel 153
Time Warner Cable: Albany, Austin, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee/Green Bay, New York City, Palm Springs, Portland, Raleigh, Rochester, San Antonio, San Diego, Syracuse and Waco.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 April 2012 05:32 (eight years ago) link

so i was looking forward to the Phillies vs Giants game tonight as it was Lee vs Cain.

--------------i see right now in the 10th 0-0.--playing the Lakers game instead because i can't watch.

i wrote this on someplace else:

i looked in the on air guide and saw that tomorrows game (which is now today) is going to be broadcast on MLB Extra Innings channel 747. i get home from work and see that "Phillies vs. Giants" is gone on channel 747 and only "To Be Announced" is displayed instead. so i'm pissed and i call in. spent over a half an hour on the phone they transferred me to the technical dept and they told me yes it is suppose to be on. the tech tries a bunch of different things tell me that he has escalated this and to keep watching and it will be on shortly. i'm so mad, this was Lee vs. Cain tonight.

Bee OK, Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:11 (eight years ago) link

let us destroy this Corona ad that plays every inning on every game on mlb.tv

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:14 (eight years ago) link

five months pass...

MLB.TV postseason package? alternate angles?

kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 October 2012 03:08 (seven years ago) link

four months pass...

i just got my renewal notice from DirecTV for the 2013 season:

You are all set to enjoy another exciting season of MLB EXTRA INNINGS. We are renewing you at the lowest price of 6 payments of $33.33/month...

total price for this year is $199.98, so it actually went down $ this year.

i will tell you how it goes when i call DirecTV and try to get a discount again this year.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 03:07 (seven years ago) link

it went down 9.96 this year, number lock became unlocked.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 03:07 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

Split mlb.tv with my father, this is pretty awesome. The stream to my Roku looks every bit as good as via cable.
Comes with the Extra Innings app - that means I can stream all the radio broadcasts (except for local), right?

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 05:54 (seven years ago) link

er, At Bat app

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 05:55 (seven years ago) link

I think you can even stream local audio. Blackouts only apply for TV broadcasts, iirc? Pretty sure I listened to a Jays game or two last year via that app.

Samsung Galaxy SB (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 13:46 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, local audio isn't blocked, just tv. I listened to a lot of Braves games when my cable co couldn't figure how to flip a switch on Peachtree TV days.

The Complete Afterbirth of the Cool (WilliamC), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 13:50 (seven years ago) link

just got off the phone with DirecTV, they gave me $5 off per month for a year. so getting a discount of $60 off again this year, which means i'm paying around $140 for Extra Innings this year.

2010 and 2012 World Champions San Francisco Giants (Bee OK), Saturday, 30 March 2013 20:01 (seven years ago) link

i listen to a lot of local audio every night when the nats play and i don't have a television. so annoying!

your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Saturday, 30 March 2013 20:22 (seven years ago) link

http://www.privateinternetaccess.com

vpn for $7/month or $40/year is getting me around blackouts on mlb.tv (and nhl games) -- though only on my computer, i think, because the mlb ipad app demands that you allow it location access

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 April 2013 01:23 (seven years ago) link

You can set some routers to run through PIA's servers, which would let you get around blackouts on TV and on your iPad. The modem/router I have to have for my Time Warner Cable plan won't let me monkey with IP addresses, unfortunately. I don't lose too much - I'm more interested in Giants/Red Sox games than the Rangers or lolAstros.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 4 April 2013 01:56 (seven years ago) link

just got a Genie, repost for myself:

If you do a smart search and key in AALL HDTV GIANTS CCHAN 696 then press the red button to do the keyword search and choose Show Types and then Events, it should catch only the Giants live games on CSN BAY AREA. If you do an autorecord, you can specify extra time to add to the end of the recording.

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 April 2013 04:20 (seven years ago) link

FirstRow is a pain to get to work (ie it doesnt cept for European football & the like)

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 7 April 2013 17:42 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

that code did not work:

AALL GIANTS EVENTS LIVE CCHAN 696

Bee OK, Thursday, 25 April 2013 04:19 (seven years ago) link

nine months pass...

i just got my renewal notice from DirecTV for the 2014 season:

You are all set to enjoy another exciting year of MLB EXTRA INNINGS. We will be renewing you at 6 payments of $32.99/month.

same price as last year.

Bee OK, Thursday, 6 February 2014 03:02 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

i'm still in disbelief, the blackout policy is no more!

http://www.bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5925:fox-releases-2014-mlb-broadcast-schedule-blackouts-eased&catid=57:television&Itemid=122

. As reported on Forbes SportsMoney, this year sees a slight easing up on national blackouts as part of the new agreement. Starting this season, subscribers of MLB Extra Innings and MLB.TV have the opportunity to watch Saturday MLB on FOX games subject to certain geographic black outs that protect games assigned to local FOX affiliates.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/mlbtv-offers-access-to-world-series-all-star-game?ymd=20140227&content_id=68422572&vkey=news_mlb

Beginning in May, MLB.TV subscribers for the first time will have the ability to watch live regular season games not being shown on FOX broadcast television in their respective territories. Using this year's first FOX Saturday national broadcast window as an example, here is how the new access applies to MLB.TV subscribers:

On May 24, the FOX Saturday national broadcast schedule features three regionally distributed games beginning at 7 p.m. ET: Cardinals at Reds, Nationals at Pirates, and Royals at Angels. Any MLB.TV subscriber in the FOX viewing territory of the Cardinals-Reds game would be able to watch the Nationals-Pirates and Royals-Angels games live on any supported device.

In previous years, MLB.TV subscribers would have been subject to national blackout restrictions for all three live games. The same policy then would be applicable to MLB.TV subscribers in the FOX viewing territories of the other two live games.

The accessibility to games previously blacked out to MLB.TV subscribers was introduced as part of the eight-year multi-platform media rights agreement MLB and FOX Sports announced in October 2012.

Bee OK, Friday, 28 February 2014 07:39 (six years ago) link

As I understand it, that is not a complete abolition of blackouts.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Friday, 28 February 2014 11:06 (six years ago) link

Right, but it IS the abolition of the nation-wide Saturday blackouts. Yes?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 28 February 2014 11:14 (six years ago) link

YES

Bee OK, Friday, 28 February 2014 16:31 (six years ago) link

and the All-Star game with the playoffs now being streamed as well.

Bee OK, Friday, 28 February 2014 16:33 (six years ago) link

has anyone's card been charged for mlb.tv yet?

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Friday, 28 February 2014 18:40 (six years ago) link

I got an email a couple of days ago about Gameday Audio autorenewing, but I haven't checked my transactions at the cc site.

Taking Devil's Tower (by mashed potatoes) (WilliamC), Friday, 28 February 2014 18:57 (six years ago) link

there is a rumor out there that "for the first time ever MLB.tv is included with your Extra Innings purchase." it more than a rumor but not confirmed as of yet for DirecTV, is confirmed for FIOS.

Bee OK, Thursday, 6 March 2014 04:43 (six years ago) link

MLB.TV is included with MLB Extra Innings!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/QqcDKH2_oppQCZPJBjK3hsLoN8Ep9uImqhjYf97qS3E=w276-h207-p-no

Bee OK, Friday, 14 March 2014 02:41 (six years ago) link

so many things wrong with that graphic, even in the helpfully larger size

mookieproof, Friday, 14 March 2014 02:55 (six years ago) link

Can't feel my face.

Andy K, Friday, 14 March 2014 03:16 (six years ago) link

who is in left/right/2b? is that darwin fuckin barney?

mookieproof, Friday, 14 March 2014 03:17 (six years ago) link

Maybe the guy who designed it.

Andy K, Friday, 14 March 2014 12:15 (six years ago) link

http://www.directv.com/sports/mlb

New for 2014, MLB.TV, the #1 live streaming sports service, is now included with your MLB EXTRA INNINGS subscription. For the first time ever, you can now watch LIVE out-of-market baseball on every device. Additional details on access and activation coming soon.

Perhaps by 1:05 p.m. EST this Monday?

Andy K, Friday, 28 March 2014 02:41 (six years ago) link

from the DirecTV board:

And the page says "Live streaming baseball"--not archived, not audio feeds, not Gameday features.

Welcome to Live streaming baseball with MLB.TV. You are only a few simple steps away from watching LIVE baseball on every device.

STEPS TO ACTIVATE

1. Select your provider

2. Login using your provider credentials

3. Link your credentials with an MLB.com account

To get started, please select your provider below:


STEP 1: SELECT YOUR PROVIDER

FNG Employee/Guest
Verizon FiOS
-----------------------------

DirecTV is now listed as a provider but when you click on it it doesn't let you activate yet.

Just checked one minute later and now it's active. I'm also subscribed and I will see if it's the premium version

Update: now watching free baseball on my computer from the premium link! Still can't get my app to work but will keep trying.

i have not tried yet as i want to call DirecTV to see if i can get a discount first.

Bee OK, Friday, 28 March 2014 07:15 (six years ago) link

so i just got off the phone with DirecTV and they are going to give it to me for $10 off per month, making it $137.94 for this year.

they also gave me an additional $10 off per month for 12 months and turned on HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Encore, Showtime, the Movie Channel and Sports Pack for free for two months with automatic drop off.

i'm a very happy customer right now.

Bee OK, Saturday, 29 March 2014 02:54 (six years ago) link

"Not even 25m per year? LOL. Self esteem issues much, Mike Trout??" -- someone who made 25k last year and is looking forward to that potential 2% bump this year

Andy K, Saturday, 29 March 2014 04:36 (six years ago) link

Wrong thread (LOL).

Andy K, Saturday, 29 March 2014 04:37 (six years ago) link

four months pass...

According to an Associated Press interview with MLBAM chief executive Bob Bowman, (the MLB.tv blackout policy) may soon change:

"Everyone's trying to solve it," Bowman said. "If our hands were 4 feet apart three or four years ago, they are now 6 inches apart," Bowman said. "We're moving in the right way. We continue to talk. The dialogue is professional."

http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2014/8/22/6058011/mlbam-revising-blackout-policy-mlb-tv-regional-sports-networks-greed

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 August 2014 19:19 (five years ago) link

seven months pass...

i just got my renewal notice from DirecTV for the 2014 season:

You are all set to enjoy another exciting year of MLB EXTRA INNINGS. We will be renewing you at 6 payments of $32.99/month.

same price as last year.

and again same price.

just got off the phone with DirecTV, they gave me $180 in credits, so it cost me $17.94 for 2015. i usually only get $60 off.

Bee OK, Thursday, 2 April 2015 04:42 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

With ESPN acknowledging that at some point in the future, but not for at least five years, that they might need to offer their programming a la carte, there is an understanding that the current bundling system will not last forever. While only a portion of cable subscribers are sports fans, cable companies continue to negotiate deals that put networks like ESPN on the standard cable tier with high per-subscriber fees, perhaps worried about erosion from its overall base of customers who might not get cable without sports. MLB has the ability to provide it’s product directly to consumers with MLB.tv, it is aware of a potential shift, and it is open to in-market streaming of games, a potential godsend to those currently blacked out of watching many of the games they wish to see.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/cardinals-billion-dollar-tv-deal-and-in-market-streaming/

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 August 2015 14:27 (four years ago) link

Given the rate viewers are debundling, I've got to imagine MLB drops the local blackouts pretty soon

Evan R, Tuesday, 4 August 2015 14:36 (four years ago) link

Back around Feb/March, I would have given it better than even odds of happening this year.

rack of lamb of god (WilliamC), Tuesday, 4 August 2015 14:50 (four years ago) link

Yeah seems like the rhetoric has been foreshadowing it for a while. Also if MLB is worried about attracting/retaining young viewers, this is the way to do it

Evan R, Tuesday, 4 August 2015 15:48 (four years ago) link

mlb is taking over the nhl's streaming service as well

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 August 2015 15:57 (four years ago) link

Teams w/ locally held Fox rights may break the streaming impasse

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2015/08/17/Media/MLB-streaming.aspx

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:07 (four years ago) link

Arg, if I'm reading this right, this only secures the rights for Fox to stream local games through it's own service. So ppl without a cable subscription are still out of luck; these games wouldn't stream through MLB

Evan R, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:26 (four years ago) link

yes, name change to Fox League Baseball is imminent

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:28 (four years ago) link

I mean, if Fox sells this as a stand-alone service I will be thrilled; I would pay for a separate streaming service. But otherwise I don't see how this increases baseball's audience much

Evan R, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:33 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

You are all set to enjoy another exciting season of MLB EXTRA INNINGS. We will be renewing you at the lowest price of 6 monthly payments of $28.99/month.

for the last few years it was $197.94 but for 2016 it's $173.94 which is a $24 discount.

Bee OK, Saturday, 6 February 2016 05:15 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

i called in and they gave me a $420 discount or $35 off a month for a year. they are paying me for MLB Extra Innings this year. i did have to sign up for one year but figured i would be with them at least six months or through baseball season anyways, so i took it.

Bee OK, Thursday, 31 March 2016 04:10 (four years ago) link

Thinking about getting mlb.tv so I can watch some good teams play this year.

Honor thy pisstake as a hidden intention. (WilliamC), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 14:36 (four years ago) link

http://about.att.com/story/mlb_network_showcase_games_in_4k_ultra_hd.html

DIRECTV customers will see first live 4K MLB telecasts in the U.S.

Baseball has never looked this good on TV. Beginning Friday and throughout the regular season, AT&T1 will bring DIRECTV customers a lineup of MLB Network™ Showcase games televised live in stunning 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD).

DIRECTV 4K customers will be able to view Friday’s MLB Network Showcase game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in rich detail and color. The game, called by MLB Network’s Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci and Sam Ryan, will mark the first-ever live 4K UHD telecast of a Major League Baseball game in the United States.

“The 4K UHD experience on DIRECTV will bring America’s pastime to life like never before in the convenience of the living room,” said Dan York, chief content officer, AT&T Entertainment Group. “As a leader in sports programming, we’re continuing to deliver more live events in 4K UHD and finding new ways to entertain our customers.”

Throughout the regular season, DIRECTV’s subscribers with the ULTIMATE Package or higher and compatible 4K UHD equipment can watch up to 25 premier MLB match-ups in the industry’s best picture format and most vibrant color TV experience. It’s the next best thing to sitting in the stadium.

“We’re proud of the high standard of quality we’ve established with every aspect of our MLB Network Showcase game telecasts since MLB Network’s launch in 2009,” said MLB Network president Rob McGlarry. “Thanks to this new collaboration with AT&T, we’re excited to continue to raise the bar of our game productions for baseball fans all season long.”

DIRECTV will air up to 25 MLB Network Showcase games in 4K UHD, beginning with the games below2:

April 15 – Giants @ Dodgers

April 19 – Cubs @ Cardinals

April 29 – Yankees @ Red Sox

April 30 – Yankees @ Red Sox

Visit MLB Network online for more game details.

How to View the Live 4K UHD Telecasts

Customers who want the premium 4K UHD live experience for the MLB Network Showcase games on DIRECTV will need the following:

A DIRECTV ULTIMATE or PREMIERTM Package subscription
Our latest Genie HD DVR (HR54) 3
Either a DIRECTV 4K Ready TV or a compatible 4K TV4 connected to the latest 4K Genie Mini
Understanding that once you view it in 4K UHD, it’s going to be hard to view it any other way

- See more at: http://about.att.com/story/mlb_network_showcase_games_in_4k_ultra_hd.html#sthash.zFf3qVVR.dpuf

Bee OK, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 01:47 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/09/how-disney-mlb-advanced-media-deal-sets-them-up-for-the-future.html

my understanding is that the second installment of $500m will go directly to the 30 teams

i'm sure the marlins and pirates, among others, have a plan to spend that money on improving their teams

mookieproof, Thursday, 11 August 2016 01:03 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

anyone else getting "Media Error" on mlb.tv all fucking week?

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 03:10 (three years ago) link

Yeah but whatever I'm trying to watch, I hit the button again and get the game instantly on the 2nd try.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 12:36 (three years ago) link

sometimes that's worked sometimes not

then i go to the bootleg feeds

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 18:17 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

DirecTV cost for Extra Innings 2017 = $172.74

i got $10 off for 12 months or $120. if i signed up for auto pay (pick the date on your credit card on file) they would give me an extra $5 off for 12 months or $60. $120 + $60 = 180 in total discounts. MLB Extra Innings nis basically free again this year.

oh, they also threw in HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Sportspack for free with auto drop off for six months. i win.

Go Giants!

Bee OK, Thursday, 6 April 2017 03:24 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

I miss the quiet between innings on mlb.tv. Those fuckin' commercials for Cars 3 and Chevy are driving me nuts.

Cannibal Adderley (WilliamC), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 20:36 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

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— Walt Disney Company (@WaltDisneyCo) August 8, 2017

mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 20:19 (two years ago) link

seven months pass...

i just called for my annual discount on DirecTV. i was seriously thinking about going with the MLB single team option this year. they couldn't offer me anything off MLB but they instead gave me $50 off per month for 12 months with a 12 month contract. i'm here for six months because of baseball so an extra six months for $50 off works for me. i then asked for the sports pack for per and post game shows in addition to that new Grant Brisbee added SF Giants show called Giants Insider. they gave it to me for free for six months. win-win, so happy right now.

Go Giants!

Bee OK, Thursday, 29 March 2018 01:10 (two years ago) link

DirecTV cost for Extra Innings 2017 = $173.94

Bee OK, Thursday, 29 March 2018 01:11 (two years ago) link

2018 obviously

Bee OK, Thursday, 29 March 2018 01:11 (two years ago) link

on mlb.tv, where the fuck is the pitch speed on the Statcast grid?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 31 March 2018 00:51 (two years ago) link

MLB has made a slight adjustment to the blackout zones and I'm not in the Reds blackout area anymore. So I can see 19 more Cubs games than last year, and also catch Vottomania.

WilliamC, Monday, 2 April 2018 20:18 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

MLB.TV's website cannily doesn't say anything about refunds, but I emailed them this morning and they said OK, your subscription is canceled and we're processing a refund.

Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 21 March 2020 20:26 (three months ago) link

that is a very good idea.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:02 (three months ago) link

$125 is $125 and I'm going to need that to buy a 4-pack of TP in a few months.

Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:04 (three months ago) link

I spoke too soon -- the email says "A refund request has been submitted on your behalf. If approved, please be advised it normally takes banks 5-7 business days to release these funds." So it's a maybe, not a certainty.

Miami weisse (WmC), Sunday, 22 March 2020 14:13 (three months ago) link

due to my deteriorating income, I turned off the automatic renewal last year.

it'd be nice if they let us stream last year's games for free.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 March 2020 14:17 (three months ago) link

refund approved

Miami weisse (WmC), Monday, 23 March 2020 16:06 (three months ago) link


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