Thursday, February 23, 2006

Blacked Out

Shameful. It's a sin that only 32 games will be broadcast on over the air television this year. And only a select few cable and satellite subscribers will get more than that.

So let's get it all straight. We don't have an owner. Our stadium deal is still in limbo. We have a over-paid malcontent who still won't change positions to help the team. We have a moron GM who has a hard-on for toolsy players and former Cincinnati Reds. (Big bonus to Dave Sheinin for taking on that angle!)

And now we won't even be able to watch our team!

I guess we can all thank Bud and Pete for another finger in the eye of the collective Nats fanbase.

4 Comments:

Blogger El Gran Color Naranja said...

What they should do is lift the MLB.com blackout restrictions. Instead, the cable company could have a floating scale of payment by the cable company based on the numbers of subscribers supposedly lost to MLB.com.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Jack said...

Anybody up for a little resistance?

If we showed up at the Camden Yards Nats/Orioles Exhibition with even a small anti-MASN / anti-Angelos crowd we could really attract attention. I want to support the Nationals--but embarrass both Angelos and the cable company.

I'm basically picturing a rally or some kind of gesture mid-game.

Maybe chants. Maybe signs. Inside or outside the stadium.

"ANGELOS/COMCAST/COX: AIR THE GAMES OR I WILL BOYCOTT YOU BOTH".

Not sure the best way to do it, but I'm sure somebody here in DC probably knows how to organize this thing.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MASN has 154 games and has offered Nats telecasts to every cable company.
DirecTV, Verizon, RCN Cable and Charter are carrying all the games.
Comcast refuses to carry the network.
It is simply not fair that some fans get all the games, while Comcast customers get hosed.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Rocket1124 said...

Looks like an Anonymous MASN hack chimed in...

Actually what's not fair is that a rival organization controls the Nats TV rights. If Washington was in control, then they could sell their games to the highest bidder and not be caught in between the pissing match between Comcast and Peter Angelos.

Don't come selling your spin around here, Anonymous MASN Spokesperson.

10:59 AM  

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