Major League Baseball To Charge To Hear Game Broadcasts

from the say-what? dept

Major League Baseball has apparently decided to charge users to listen to baseball games via the internet this year. As someone who listened to probably 60 to 70% of the last two years’ Yankees games on the web, I’m a bit surprised. However, it is fairly inexpensive ($10 for the whole season). Of course, if they’re charging, the least they can do is let you have the choice of listening to whichever set of broadcasters you want. As it currently stands, they only offer the home team’s broadcasters – so half of the time you have to listen to broadcasters you don’t like. Of course, Yankees games are broadcast in NY on WABC – which also rebroadcasts on the web. I’m not sure how Major League Baseball would prevent fans from just going straight to the local radio station broadcast.

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