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    Cubs Blackouts

    So, in years past, us Cubs fans (and I am thinking Twins, Royals, White Sox, & Cardinals) have been bent over by MLB who claims that we are in the home market of about 5 different teams here in Iowa. Has anything changed with this or not? I am not looking forward to seeing the Cubs ESPN games blacked out again this year and would love to find a contact we can email about this ridiculous situation.

    I know in the past we've blamed DirecTv or whomever but when I call them they pass the blame on to MLB.



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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkadog View Post
    So, in years past, us Cubs fans (and I am thinking Twins, Royals, White Sox, & Cardinals) have been bent over by MLB who claims that we are in the home market of about 5 different teams here in Iowa. Has anything changed with this or not? I am not looking forward to seeing the Cubs ESPN games blacked out again this year and would love to find a contact we can email about this ridiculous situation.

    I know in the past we've blamed DirecTv or whomever but when I call them they pass the blame on to MLB.
    Nothing has changed and the blame is on MLB and their out dated blackout policy.

    What's strange is that last year, whenver the Cubs were on ESPN and Comcast Sportsnet at the same time, the ESPN feed wasn't blacked out for me.



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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    What I absolutely loved is when the Cubs were at Philly, and at Atlanta and the games were blacked out in Des Moines.

    I guess MLB is expecting to me to hop in my private jet and go catch the game.



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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    What I absolutely loved is when the Cubs were at Philly, and at Atlanta and the games were blacked out in Des Moines.

    I guess MLB is expecting to me to hop in my private jet and go catch the game.
    are you talking about games that were on ESPN and blacked out? In order to protect the local broadcast, the national feeds (ESPN, Sunday TBS games, etc.) of the "local teams" (Cubs, White Sox, Royals, Cardnails, Twins, and Brewers) are supposed to be blacked out.

    If you're in Des Moines with Mediacom, blame Mediacom for not offering Comcast Sportsnet.



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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    what channel is the cubs game on today?



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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    Comcast



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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    The Royals are rarely on TV but I've never seen them blacked out in Iowa. They get on Fox Sports once in a while.



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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    The blame for blackouts rests firmly on the rights-holders to the games, which is MLB. Yell and scream at DirecTV all you want, but they are just doing what their contract tells them they have to do.


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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    my dad just e-mailed me this blackout map.....seriously?




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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    The blame for blackouts rests firmly on the rights-holders to the games, which is MLB. Yell and scream at DirecTV all you want, but they are just doing what their contract tells them they have to do.
    That's what my assumption was but what about garn91's assertion that MLB is assuming we should have Comcast for some reason here in central Iowa?

    FYI I don't yell at DirecTv but you'd think with how often they probably get yelled at they would have contacted MLB by now.



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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    Quote Originally Posted by illinoiscyclone View Post
    what channel is the cubs game on today?
    espn2 I believe.



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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    I guarantee the radio broadcast will not be blacked out.



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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    my dad just e-mailed me this blackout map.....seriously?
    Wow, that's ridiculous to actually see that on a map. Is this from a legit source? That's why MLB Extra Innings is absolutely worthless here in Iowa, you can't watch anyone!



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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    my dad just e-mailed me this blackout map.....seriously?

    Ooo, pretty.




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    Re: Cubs Blackouts

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    espn2 I believe.
    It will be blacked out on ESPN in Iowa. You will only see it on Comcast here.


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