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Old 09-13-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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they are playing Atlanta after all. One thing I noticed is they pic the worst games in most sports on national TV to cover the "local" teams.
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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they are playing Atlanta after all. One thing I noticed is they pic the worst games in most sports on national TV to cover the "local" teams.
Makes perfectly good sense to me. I suppose that since we are locals, we prefer to watch "local" teams.
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:02 AM
 
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i heard they are airing the mets game in New York
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:15 AM
 
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Isn't there a way to get this via cable?

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Old 09-14-2008, 06:51 AM
 
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Isn't there a way to get this via cable?

Dawn

Time Warner has a baseball package but I think it's too late to order it. Don't know about any other cable networks.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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Bandi, there are NO LOCAL BASEBALL teams! Plus, television like anything else, is consumer driven. The people that run the television scheduling down here have not yet figured out that there is a huge contingent of transplants; mostly northerners here. Even if they have figured that out (lets be generous), they still have not done the research into what sports are important to this demographic. (i.e. BASEBALL) I am fortunate because my team plays on a generally popular country-wide station, so, I can catch my Cubs games about 95% of the time. However, those from other areas have to pay extra for a baseball package which is a shame. Then, to add insult to injury, the sportscasters NEVER report anything regarding baseball; not even major events such as World Series scores. I have e-mailed the television stations so much they probably have my name on a dart board somewhere, but, the answer is always...well, we don't have the time....baloney! Cut some of that other crap and you WOULD have the time.

sorry for the rant, but, I appreciate the OP's frustration. For many years before WGN became national when I lived down here (or elsewhere in the south), I had the same frustration. (I missed most of the 1980's seasons..the whole decade..because of that)
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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Bandi, there are NO LOCAL BASEBALL teams! Plus, television like anything else, is consumer driven. The people that run the television scheduling down here have not yet figured out that there is a huge contingent of transplants; mostly northerners here. Even if they have figured that out (lets be generous), they still have not done the research into what sports are important to this demographic. (i.e. BASEBALL) I am fortunate because my team plays on a generally popular country-wide station, so, I can catch my Cubs games about 95% of the time. However, those from other areas have to pay extra for a baseball package which is a shame. Then, to add insult to injury, the sportscasters NEVER report anything regarding baseball; not even major events such as World Series scores. I have e-mailed the television stations so much they probably have my name on a dart board somewhere, but, the answer is always...well, we don't have the time....baloney! Cut some of that other crap and you WOULD have the time.

sorry for the rant, but, I appreciate the OP's frustration. For many years before WGN became national when I lived down here (or elsewhere in the south), I had the same frustration. (I missed most of the 1980's seasons..the whole decade..because of that)
My mistake. I guess nobody wants to watch the Charlotte Knights on T.V., not even me. To be honest, I don't believe I ever watced a professional game on T.V. until the Panthers played in the super bowl years ago. I went to a sports bar with friends in Florida and got hooked. But, I must admit that when I lived in Florida, I would be frustrated as the Panther games weren't televised. Hope things get better for you.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I worked as a broadcast tech for 20 years & have worked some sports events for Fox & CBS.

The networks sign contracts with the sports to televise games. There is always a blackout clause. If a team's game is to be televised & the stadium is not sold out the game can not be televised for a specific radius (usually 100 miles). That is when an alternate game is aired.

Find out what radio station carries your favorite team's games. Google the station & they may be streaming the games.

If you want to make your voice heard at a local station, don't call or email..... write a letter & mail it snail mail. They are required by law to keep those letters on file for license renewal.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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Makes perfectly good sense to me. I suppose that since we are locals, we prefer to watch "local" teams.
Just saying I always thought they either showed a local team or the biggest match-up, I've seen St.Louis, Philadelphia, New Orleans, etc on in really crappy games and those were the closest city geographically.
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