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leatherneckcountry
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Wed May 30, 2018 1:26 pm

This is the second time this year the cards game has been live on FB and I can say it sucks wondering if anyone else has watched any games on FB and if you like it.
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Wed May 30, 2018 11:32 pm

I refuse to watch baseball on FB
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Thu May 31, 2018 8:22 am

meganeck wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 11:32 pm
I refuse to watch baseball on FB
I refuse to watch Cardinals games ;)
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Thu May 31, 2018 8:43 am

ST_Lawson wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 8:22 am
meganeck wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 11:32 pm
I refuse to watch baseball on FB
I refuse to watch Cardinals games ;)
I gave up my MLB.Tv subscription this year. Don't miss it yet. Golf is the only sport that I will religiously watch anymore and then is is only the four majors. In my lifetime, the most exciting sporting event I have witnessed in-person or on TV is Jack Nicklaus' charge to win the 1986 Masters at age of 46. FYI, I hate to play golf and have not touched a club in 30 years.
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Thu May 31, 2018 9:11 am

sealhall74 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 8:43 am
ST_Lawson wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 8:22 am
meganeck wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 11:32 pm
I refuse to watch baseball on FB
I refuse to watch Cardinals games ;)
I gave up my MLB.Tv subscription this year. Don't miss it yet. Golf is the only sport that I will religiously watch anymore and then is is only the four majors. In my lifetime, the most exciting sporting event I have witnessed in-person or on TV is Jack Nicklaus' charge to win the 1986 Masters at age of 46. FYI, I hate to play golf and have not touched a club in 30 years.
I do the audio-only MLB subscription ($20/month). I love the Cubs radio announcers, plus where I live, I'm in the blackout area for TV, so I wouldn't be able to watch them with that anyway. We're also in the blackout area for the Cards, White Sox, and Brewers.
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Thu May 31, 2018 9:14 am

ST_Lawson wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 9:11 am
sealhall74 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 8:43 am
ST_Lawson wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 8:22 am


I refuse to watch Cardinals games ;)
I gave up my MLB.Tv subscription this year. Don't miss it yet. Golf is the only sport that I will religiously watch anymore and then is is only the four majors. In my lifetime, the most exciting sporting event I have witnessed in-person or on TV is Jack Nicklaus' charge to win the 1986 Masters at age of 46. FYI, I hate to play golf and have not touched a club in 30 years.
I do the audio-only MLB subscription ($20/month). I love the Cubs radio announcers, plus where I live, I'm in the blackout area for TV, so I wouldn't be able to watch them with that anyway. We're also in the blackout area for the Cards, White Sox, and Brewers.
Holy Cow. I had no idea the blackout areas were that extensive. I think that just goes to show how worried the owners are about declining attendance.
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leatherneckcountry
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Thu May 31, 2018 9:18 am

Yeah I have Fox Midwest which shows almost all the cards games and Comcast Chicago which has some cubs and sox game for when the cards aren't playing.
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Thu May 31, 2018 9:45 am

The Cardinals have kept their games on Fox Sports Midwest.

But over the recent years, both the Cubs and White Sox have broken their TV games into smaller packages with only some games being on NBC Sports-Chicago. The rest are on a variety of TV stations (including WGN) that are not available to a lot of people.
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Thu May 31, 2018 9:59 am

sealhall74 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 9:14 am
Holy Cow. I had no idea the blackout areas were that extensive. I think that just goes to show how worried the owners are about declining attendance.
I'm not sure who decides blackout areas, but personally I think they're kinda dumb, at least this far out. I can understand for people who live close enough that they could decide to just up and go to a game on a whim...maybe people who live within an hour's drive or could take the Metra and/or CTA in to the city and to the stadium, but I highly doubt someone from Macomb is going to just decide to go to a game that day.
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Thu May 31, 2018 10:07 am

ST_Lawson wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 8:22 am
meganeck wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 11:32 pm
I refuse to watch baseball on FB
I refuse to watch Cardinals games ;)
Agreed, unless they are playing the Cubs!
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