Thursday, April 5, 2007

The Next 6 Months Just Got A Whole Lot Better...

According to this morning's New York Times, "cable subscribers will once again be able to watch out-of-market Major League Baseball games, ending their fears that the Extra Innings package would become the exclusive domain of DirecTV for the next seven years."

"M.L.B. and InDemand — a consortium that is owned by the cable operators Comcast, Time Warner and Cox — agreed last night to restore Extra Innings swiftly to their systems as a free preview through sometime next week, after which it will cost a discounted $159 for a short period."

This very well could be the best news I have heard in the past year! As a diehard Yankee fan, I had resorted to the idea of watching the Yankees (and other out-of-market games) thru the use of my laptop for the next 6 months. One word...AWFUL! The size of the baseball screen was much smaller than my calculator -- and the last thing I want to do when in the confines of my home is to sit upright on my couch, only to squint while watching America's pastime.

Also, in a less discrete way...this transition has further guaranteed my run at fantasy baseball greatness (a run which has become a Dynasty) - as I now have the added benefit of scouting enticing pitchers and/or prospects.

So, to Robert Jacobson (InDemand's President) - from me to is a resounding thank you! And, to all my fantasy baseball league participants...thanks for another year of fruitful contributions!

1 comment:

Sportspen said...

Who's buying? I just need to know where I will be spending my weekends.