I am sorry if this has already been discussed but I just found out that Game 2 of the Tigers-A's series will be broadcast exclusively on MLB Network. Guess what? I dont have MLB Network. Guess why? Because MLB Network isnt handled by my cable provider. Despite the fact that I bought the MLB.tv package this season I will be forced to either go somewhere on a Sunday afternoon (11 AM for me) and try to get a bar to change a football game over to baseball ... good luck with that. Or I will have to stream the radio from Detroit and listen to the game while I stare into space wondering what the plays actually look like. Thanks MLB.
While I am at it, I live in Iowa. I happen to have grown up in Detroit and moved here in my late teens. I am like 1 of 6 Tigers fans in the state. After I purchased MLB.tv I found out that despite the fact that there are no professional baseball teams within a 5 hour drive of my location that I am in fact in many different TV markets. I am in the Twins, Royals, White Sox, Brewers, Cardinals, and Cubs markets. Sure was fun streaming the radio down the stretch for those games. Now that we have made it to the playoffs I thought I was safe. Every game will be on TBS. Nope. Not game 2. On top of that a Sunday afternoon in October is probably the worst possible time to try and watch a sporting event at a bar other than football (at least in Iowa).
Thanks MLB. Another in a long line of brilliant decisions made by the fantastic leaders of MLB and no I will not be calling up some tech support person at my local cable provider to demand MLB Network be added to my current package. Those poor souls have enough problems trying to explain to Iowans why they are airing Packers games instead of Bears games or vice versa.