Well, Murdoc checked to see if anything had changed about Major League Baseball’s ridiculous blackout rules in the three years since I first tried MLB.tv.
Yes. Major change indeed.
Instead of home games being blacked out, it now appears that road games are also blacked out.
So I live two and a half hours from Detroit and cannot watch Tigers games live on MLB.tv. I think that’s stupid in the 21st century and pretty much turns MLB.tv into a no-go, but that’s the way it was in 2008. But now when the Tigers go on the road, say to Seattle, I also could not watch them.
I just cannot imagine what sort of sense that makes.
Here is an MLB blackout map on Wikipedia. It seems similar to the one I found in 2008, including the monumentally dumb idea of calling Iowa the “local market” of six Major League teams despite the fact that not a single MLB team is in the state at all.
Murdoc would sure like to watch the Tigers this year. He’s willing to pay. But he’s not sure that subscribing to cable (and not even the basic package at that) is worth it. The Murdocs just don’t watch enough television to make it worth it.