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Old 10-07-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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To make matters even worse, in addition to TBS refusing to air the Det/Oak game today, MLB-TV is also refusing to allow season subscribers to view the game on MLB,TV. My credit card was billed on September 20 for a full month of subscription to MLB.TV, but now they say they want another $4.99 for me to watch the game, which TBS has already paid them for the rights to carry, but is refusing to do so.

MLB totally sucks. They are the worst money-grubbing bastards in the capitalist universe. Staging games that no network even wants to carry, and then reneging on a paid-up subscriptions to allow access to the games.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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MLB totally sucks. They are the worst money-grubbing bastards in the capitalist universe.
Quit watching baseball and giving them your money. That's the only thing you can do to these capitalist pigs
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Quit watching baseball and giving them your money. That's the only thing you can do to these capitalist pigs
MOD CUT I've already paid, twice, to my cable company and to MLB, and they refuse to show me a game. Next, MLB will be telling me there are ten million euros for me in an airport baggage locker.

I didn't expect you to be one of the supporters or apologists of the non-televising of post season games which had already been subscribed to. How was the movie that TBS aired at 12:00 while the Detroit game was taking place? I didn't watch it. It must have been really good, if they couldn't preempt it for a playoff game. I understand it was a 1999 jewel-heist comedy starring Martin Lawrence. Who would miss that, to watch a playoff game? I listened to the game on the radio, because I paid cash to MLB for the right to listen to it on the radio. They forgot to renege on that, must have been an oversight. No free radio broadcasts on the internet, even on local stations, MLB has got a hammerlock on that, too.

Today, TBS promoed to check MLB Network for times of Wediesday's games that will be on MLB Network only. Those are still being listed as TBS games, so I guess TBS just decides on a day to day basis which games to ignore. I bet all the Yankees games will be on cable.

Last edited by NewToCA; 10-07-2012 at 06:03 PM.. Reason: let's not make this personal, please
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I've already paid, twice, to my cable company and to MLB, and they refuse to show me a game.
Then this is a service that I would not purchase in the future.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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I agree I paid $130 for MLB.TV Premium I expect the playoffs to be included if not then just hike the price up to $135 a year. Also since I am paying $130 a year I would like to get my home team and not have it blocked out and not have any game blocked out at all. Jack it up to $150 a year with all playoffs and no blackouts and I'll still pay it because I am a sap and cannot live without my baseball.

So I just purchased Postseason.TV and while I hate having to pay another $5 bucks for the postseason, the 7 camera angles is pretty cool and worth it for the $5. It would also be nice to have the At Bat 12 app actually work on my android phone. Next time I run into Bud Selig here in Milwaukee again I might just give him a few suggestions.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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...and please get rid of TNT games, Ernie Johnson is a horrible announcer. TBS is great with my Brewers TV guy Brian Anderson.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Okay now I have a huge gripe! So when you watch on "Postseason.TV" you get the audio of the the station that is carrying it like stupid ernie johnson but the camera angles you see are the 6 or 7 in the ballpark that have to stay on the area they are assigned to so if you are watching the high center field camera and a ball is hit into the outfield the camera does not follow the ball because each camera is assigned to an area such and they don't follow the ball. In short you get TV audio from TNT or TBS but you don't get the TV feed at all, you get the raw video feed so you don't get the score board in the top right of the screen, you don't get the outs or the count. It's like watching the game from the eye of the camera man. This sucks! MLB totally screwed the pooch on this one. Can't we just go back to having games on NBC, ABC or CBS and be done with it. Oh yeah you get no replay's either and the camera angle you are watching doesn't show you the whole field either. I don't know why they can't just show the TBS or TNT feed so you get to see what people on TV are watching. I like raw cameras but I like the broadcast even more so I can see the replays and zoom in's of a runner beating out a throw or a pitch just missing. I suggest we all write letters or at least send emails to whoever is in charge.

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Here is a review of postseason.tv from 2010 but it's spot on with all my complaints and it seems still 2 years later MLB has not fixed any of this and don't seem to care. I can't find 1 good review of postseason.tv. The only thing I recommend is to watch on quad mode so that way you can at least watch the ball but you have to watch 4 camera angles to substitute for the normal tv feed.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/30/sp...omir.html?_r=0

Review: Postseason.TV Misses The Mark

Postseason.TV covers all angles, except the one fans really want - BostonHerald.com

Baseball Prospectus | BP Unfiltered: Where You Can Watch the Playoffs
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I don't care about camera angles. TBS has paid a crapload of money to MLB to get the rights to game that they then refuse to air, and MLB then has to produce the telecast themselves, and they deny the viewing rights to people who were billed for a whole month on September 20.

And TBS is now telling me to to check MLB Network for games on Wednesday, some of which might be the deciding games. I would not now be surprised if the Yankees are not in the World Series, it won't be televised at all, except as Pay per View by MLB. What assurance do we have that that is not the case?
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It will be interesting to see how far these networks and cable companies overreach themselves before there is, in fact, something approaching a boycott by subscribers. (A boycott that is long overdue!)
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