Baseball on the radio and web

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I was listening to the WTEM stream and the Yankees-Orioles game yesterday and googled around for the radio affiliates for other teams. After a couple of instances of "Sorry, MLB regulations prohibit us from streaming the games — please find one radio," I gave up. But how do the O's get away with this -- did MLB allow it for them because Angelos has been such an ass about the Nationals moving in on his turf?

Does anybody know of any other free game streams?

And finally, a question about MLB.TV -- do they use the regional Fox broadcast teams, produce their own broadcasts, or do they use the superstation teams in the cases of Cubs and Braves?

(This having DirecTV disconnected is starting to HURT, man. I see a dead baby on the ceiling.)

Curious George (1/6 Scale Model) (Rock Hardy), Sunday, 10 April 2005 15:43 (fifteen years ago) link

And finally, a question about MLB.TV -- do they use the regional Fox broadcast teams, produce their own broadcasts, or do they use the superstation teams in the cases of Cubs and Braves?

The stream of the ring ceremony today was from NESN -- the Boston-area sports station -- but I don't know if that's typical of MLB.TV or if it's simply that their usual sources (Fox affiliates or whatever) weren't covering it.

I've always had trouble with MLB.TV -- never got it to work during spring training -- but this year, since I'm working at home full time now, I paid the $15 for Gameday Audio. Well worth it: your choice of home-team station or visitors' station for every game (so far; I assume this is always true), and that $15 covers the whole season. Haven't had a technical difficulty yet. I'd rather have television, obviously, but our cable company doesn't offer MLB Extra Innings.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 11 April 2005 18:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Now isn't that special: MLB.TV's blackout restrictions for the Braves extend two states away into Mississippi. GOD DAMN SHIT-EATING MOTHERFUCKING PISS-GARGLING SONS OF BITCHES!

Curious George (1/6 Scale Model) (Rock Hardy), Saturday, 16 April 2005 17:01 (fifteen years ago) link


That's totally ridiculous, unless the games are available on tv there.

Shatterproof Glass (dymaxia), Saturday, 16 April 2005 19:05 (fifteen years ago) link

dude i can get BRAVES games in motherfucking NEW YORK. GET ONE TBS TED TURNER IN DA HOUSE BOYEEE.

hstencil (hstencil), Saturday, 16 April 2005 22:25 (fifteen years ago) link

DISCONNECTED THE SATELLITE TEAT, STENCIL, PLS READ ORIGINAL POST, K THX BOYEEEE.

Curious George (1/6 Scale Model) (Rock Hardy), Saturday, 16 April 2005 23:22 (fifteen years ago) link

wtf why would directv not have tbs? i assume they have other time warner channels...

hstencil (hstencil), Saturday, 16 April 2005 23:34 (fifteen years ago) link

Directv does have TBS, and Turner South, and Fox Sports South, and a hundred other channels. We shut it off because it was draining $$ and IQ points, but I still want my baseball.

I bought the Gameday Audio today, a better choice all around anyway. The video was using enough bandwidth to make everything else sluggish, and with the audio I can follow the games without giving up any monitor space while I'm working. Listened to the Baltimore comeback, HAHAHA.

Curious George (1/6 Scale Model) (Rock Hardy), Saturday, 16 April 2005 23:52 (fifteen years ago) link

How much is the Gameday Audio?

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 18 April 2005 22:43 (fifteen years ago) link

$15 for the season. I've been on the phone every day with their tech support people about the shitty audio quality -- I know these feeds are mostly from AM radio stations, but it sounds like MLB has little mics set up in front of a bunch of 30-year-old transistor radios. They keep saying, "Uh, well, clear your cache, and, uh..." and I'm all "THIS IS NOT A COMPUTER PROBLEM AT MY END, CHUCK, THIS IS AN AUDIO ENGINEERING PROBLEM AT YOUR END!"

Still... $15 for the whole season. Not bad.

Curious George (1/6 Scale Model) (Rock Hardy), Monday, 18 April 2005 23:48 (fifteen years ago) link

two years pass...

i <3 gameday audio!!! dont know what id do w/out u boo

max, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 01:03 (twelve years ago) link

does anyone else here prefer listening to games on the radio over watching them on tv? this is a prejudice i blame on my dad but i find it sort of hard to watch games on TV. maybe im just used to john sterling.

max, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 01:03 (twelve years ago) link

actually the only thing good about the yankees is their tv color guys

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 01:09 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...
one year passes...

are there any resources to download old radio broadcasts of classic baseball games?

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 15 November 2010 15:57 (nine years ago) link

eight months pass...

http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_WJSV_Complete_Day_Singles

35 on the audio player is really cool. 1939 broadcast of a game between the Indians and the Senators.

errant flynn, Wednesday, 3 August 2011 03:57 (eight years ago) link

with walter johnson!

Dark Noises from the Eurozone (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 09:49 (eight years ago) link

damn, standings used to be pretty different, huh?


1st New York Yankees 106 45 .702 –
2nd Boston Red Sox 89 62 .589 17.0
3rd Cleveland Indians 87 67 .565 20.5
4th Chicago White Sox 85 69 .555 22.0
5th Detroit Tigers 81 73 .526 26.5
6th Washington Senators 65 87 .428 41.5
7th Philadelphia Athletics 55 97 .362 51.5
8th St. Louis Browns 43 111 .279 64.5

Dark Noises from the Eurozone (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 09:50 (eight years ago) link

hmm let me try that again


1st New York Yankees 106 45 .702 –
2nd Boston Red Sox 89 62 .589 17.0
3rd Cleveland Indians 87 67 .565 20.5
4th Chicago White Sox 85 69 .555 22.0
5th Detroit Tigers 81 73 .526 26.5
6th Washington Senators 65 87 .428 41.5
7th Philadelphia Athletics 55 97 .362 51.5
8th St. Louis Browns 43 111 .279 64.5

Dark Noises from the Eurozone (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 09:52 (eight years ago) link

GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Dark Noises from the Eurozone (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 09:52 (eight years ago) link

anyway, 64.5 games back ain't a good place to be

Dark Noises from the Eurozone (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 09:52 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

the a's will no longer broadcast on terrestrial radio; games will only be available through the app or tunein

seems a little premature to me -- is it that common and easy to get web streams in yr car?

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:00 (four months ago) link

For what it's worth, they said the same thing last year and then ultimately found a station later in the spring.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:19 (four months ago) link

yeah i think for some reason they’ve had trouble for years getting a good radio station

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:44 (four months ago) link


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