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Postby wrveres » Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:34 am

Interesting read in the USA Today about the new baseball channel.

Brosnan says MLB's channel could air games from Japanese baseball leagues and the minors. And MLB, he says, owns about 300,000 hours of games and other programming. "So what's wrong with a Mickey Mantle week? Or a Ted Williams week?"

I would really love to see more minor league games. I truly think MLB misses the boat when it come to promoting their minor leagues. Televised winter ball? that would be sweet. I wouldn't even care if it wasn't live. Good things can come of this. Oh and yes, the owners just got richer, but don't be expecting Arod in your backyard soon. If you sign him you won't have any money to sign Meche for 10 million per.
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Postby bigh0rt » Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:35 am

Awesome news. I'll go a step further than you and say that the MLB does a sub-par job on promoting their product in general. This is certainly a step in the right direction, though.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:52 am

wrveres wrote:Interesting read in the USA Today about the new baseball channel.

Brosnan says MLB's channel could air games from Japanese baseball leagues and the minors. And MLB, he says, owns about 300,000 hours of games and other programming. "So what's wrong with a Mickey Mantle week? Or a Ted Williams week?"

I would really love to see more minor league games. I truly think MLB misses the boat when it come to promoting their minor leagues. Televised winter ball? that would be sweet. I wouldn't even care if it wasn't live. Good things can come of this. Oh and yes, the owners just got richer, but don't be expecting Arod in your backyard soon. If you sign him you won't have any money to sign Meche for 10 million per.


i couldn't tell from the article, is the MLB Channel going to be on regular TV or only Direct TV
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Postby wrveres » Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:18 am

deerayfan072 wrote:
wrveres wrote:Interesting read in the USA Today about the new baseball channel.

Brosnan says MLB's channel could air games from Japanese baseball leagues and the minors. And MLB, he says, owns about 300,000 hours of games and other programming. "So what's wrong with a Mickey Mantle week? Or a Ted Williams week?"

I would really love to see more minor league games. I truly think MLB misses the boat when it come to promoting their minor leagues. Televised winter ball? that would be sweet. I wouldn't even care if it wasn't live. Good things can come of this. Oh and yes, the owners just got richer, but don't be expecting Arod in your backyard soon. If you sign him you won't have any money to sign Meche for 10 million per.


i couldn't tell from the article, is the MLB Channel going to be on regular TV or only Direct TV


Regular TV. It'll be a standard cable channel just like the NFL network and the NBA network.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:20 am

wrveres wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
wrveres wrote:Interesting read in the USA Today about the new baseball channel.

Brosnan says MLB's channel could air games from Japanese baseball leagues and the minors. And MLB, he says, owns about 300,000 hours of games and other programming. "So what's wrong with a Mickey Mantle week? Or a Ted Williams week?"

I would really love to see more minor league games. I truly think MLB misses the boat when it come to promoting their minor leagues. Televised winter ball? that would be sweet. I wouldn't even care if it wasn't live. Good things can come of this. Oh and yes, the owners just got richer, but don't be expecting Arod in your backyard soon. If you sign him you won't have any money to sign Meche for 10 million per.


i couldn't tell from the article, is the MLB Channel going to be on regular TV or only Direct TV


Regular TV. It'll be a standard cable channel just like the NFL network and the NBA network.


Awesome. This def made my evening better. ;-D
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Postby George_Foreman » Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:47 am

Stunning that MLB has to wait until after the NFL and NBA do this to realize that they've got TONS of very marketable stuff just sitting around....
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Postby Amazing Oopah » Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:09 am

huh? They just figured out NOW they could air classic footage of some of the game's greatest players? :-?
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Postby jfg » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:18 am

I don't think NBA TV is available to me unless I subscribe to the NBA game package. The NFL network is though. I'm a Comcast subscriber. Do think MLB will be the former or the latter?
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:35 am

Well, some good came from MLB and the EI fiasco. Without MLB forcing In-Demand to take the MLB channel to get EI, this stays with DirecTV only as well. Of course, not all cable companies were part of the In-Demand deal, so not all will get the MLB channel. I'm hoping as I get EI, I'll also get the channel.

If I have to pay for crap channels on "basic" tier that I never watch (i.e. Lifetime, Oprah, etc.) it is about time some of those viewers pay for a channel I will.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:47 pm

The MLB will be on TW's basic tier last I read. You won't need EI to get it either. Lot can change from now to '09 though.
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