Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005
3:42 pm - In Other News...  
I'm listening to baseball (Mets vs. Nats) on my computer RIGHT NOW, AIFG.

I have to decide whether or not to buy the mlb internet radio package this year. It's only $15 for the season, so it's not a matter of cost. It's that they have the nerve to charge for it in the first place. I used to be able to listen to Dodger games over the net for free a few years back on the local radio's site. Then the PTB at MLB saw a revenue source, and they took all the net radio feeds and made them exclusive content of mlb.com. It's not like they took out the ads. It's the same content I could get over the air for free if I was on the other side of the Rockies. I once swore I would never do it. Even said it in an email that got published by a columnist in Network World. (He'd done a piece on it.)

I fear I'm going to cave. It's less than I spend on an average trip to Newbury's. OTOH, I really will be annoyed with myself if I do.

And the Nats win their first game as Nats, 5-3.

The other interesting thing I have discovered is that so far, the Nats games are free, no doubt the result of them not yet having any kind of radio contract with a real station.
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Veejaneveejane on March 2nd, 2005 - 01:38 pm
...I will say, though, those free audio clips from WEEI that stay on MLB in perpetuity, those are nice.

And $15 for a whole season is pretty good, better if it allows you to save files of what you're hearing.

I haven't yet succumbed to the ESPN pay articles (though I may cave eventually). If I did not live within the Boston media market, I would be all about the MLB Extra Innings tv widget, but I don't know if I love Joe and Jerry enough to spring for pay radio.
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Cindycindywrites on March 2nd, 2005 - 02:20 pm
1) Didn't DX have a way around the ESPN pay articles?

1a) And if so, DX, can you link to it, or post it again?

2) Who pitched for the Mets?

3) DX, if your budget allows it, and it brings you pleasure, I think you should get the radio subscription. I probably think that, because we're now budgeting and can't afford anything right now, so take my opininon with a large grain of salt.
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 2nd, 2005 - 03:22 pm
1) I did. ESPN seems to have closed the loophole.

2) Tom Glavine started, followed by a bunch of other guys.

3) The price isn't an issue. I spent more on my lunch when I was out with the Somervillains last Sunday. It's the principle that gnaws at me.
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 2nd, 2005 - 03:27 pm
It's a shame I have no one to hint to. Curse my solitary lifestyle.

Not to worry. I figure something out.

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