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cnw8052
07-22-2009, 05:31 PM
I've noticed whenever the Sox are scheduled for an ESPN airing, it gets blacked out in my area. But, when the Cubs are on ESPN, I can see the game on ESPN as well as WGN or CSN. Why aren't the Cubs blacked out in the same region???

This REALLY pisses me off if the Sox are on WCIU and ESPN the same night, and ESPN blacks the game out for me even though I'm not in WCIU's viewing region. :angry::angry::angry:

illini81887
07-22-2009, 05:39 PM
Wednesday is only day espn has for blackout

Ron Karkovice
07-22-2009, 07:01 PM
It ruins my day when I see that the Sox will be playing on WCIU. :angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry:: angry::angry::angry:

cnw8052
07-22-2009, 09:16 PM
Same here. And the WCIU games are getting more frequent, up to twice a week right now. Broadcasting on WCIU locally is fine, but let WGN or CSN carry the games for the rest of us that have cable. Or better yet, why can't Comcast carry the dang channel on their cable lineup. And then people wonder why the Sox aren't as popular. This "hiding" the games on an obscure channel is a BIG reason.

It ruins my day when I see that the Sox will be playing on WCIU. :angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry:: angry::angry::angry:

cnw8052
07-22-2009, 09:17 PM
That must've been the reason then. Bad timing.

Wednesday is only day espn has for blackout

Lip Man 1
07-22-2009, 09:40 PM
This interview will answer some of the areas brought up in this thread regarding the Sox broadcasting issues:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=11&id=3669

Lip

cnw8052
07-22-2009, 10:39 PM
Thanks for the link Lip. Hopefully a compromise can be had sometime in the future.

This interview will answer some of the areas brought up in this thread regarding the Sox broadcasting issues:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=11&id=3669

Lip

WhiteSoxFTW
07-23-2009, 11:49 AM
It ruins my day when I see that the Sox will be playing on WCIU. :angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry:: angry::angry::angry:

I'm with you on that one Ron. A local bar owner(Sox fan) told me that even the DirectTV MLB package blacks out Sox games in central Illinois when the games are on WCIU.

This interview will answer some of the areas brought up in this thread regarding the Sox broadcasting issues:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=11&id=3669 (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=11&id=3669)

Lip

Lip, are your interviews dated? Or am I just blind?

Lip Man 1
07-23-2009, 04:20 PM
My interview with Bob was released last year during the season in the summer. I don't put a specific date on them because George Bova formats them and puts them on the main page when he feels the timing is appropriate.

Lip