That sharp pain you feel in your back isn’t a piece of maple bat wedge in between your ribs, it’s Big Cable’s hunting knife half way in your spinal chord. And trust me, they’re about to twist it some more. Thanks to a leaked memo, we learned back in January that Time Warner was considering […]

As some of you may know, I tend to cover most of the technological news that come out of the MLB offices, and some of you may remember our coverage of the failed DirecTV-Extra Innings exclusive deal. Many saw the deal as a greedy money-grab since it would shut-out a good chunk of baseball fans […]

After whining themselves into the DirecTV deal, Cable suddenly forgot what team it’s playing for. The technology landscape has changed dramatically since last year’s ill-fated DirecTV-Extra Innings exclusive deal; more and more people have migrated to the web to watch TV shows and download movies, something that’s been traditionally and intrinsically tied to the Television […]

Or cable, for that matter. You will all remember that when said deal was announced, many of us cried foul. Some doubted our conviction, yet our resolve would not be undermined until we got results. And results we got. MLB was publicly scorned and vilified into including poor-ol’ cable into their deal. All was well […]

For all the fighting and grumbling I did before and during the first week of the season regarding that pesky Extra Innings deal, it strikes me as ironic that I’ve stopped watching games because my favorite team sucks (stupid White Sox). I guess I could watch Bonds every night on my, or I could […]

Endgadget is reporting that MLB Advance Media, AKA MLB New Media Goons are not going to sue the hell out of Sling Media. Major League Baseball may not be happy about Sling Media enabling fans to stream out of market baseball games over the internet, but it is apparently backing off of plans to sue […]

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December 5, 2011

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