PDA

View Full Version : MLB Blackout map


Fenway
05-15-2007, 11:50 AM
If you ever wondered what areas got what team this map shows it

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/tools/med/2006/06/ipt/1150742098.jpg


Mariners have the largest area by land it appears ( but nobody lives there :tongue: )

Medford Bobby
05-15-2007, 11:57 AM
Las Vegas has the WORST blackout restrictions!!!!!!!!:angry:

Fenway
05-15-2007, 12:07 PM
Las Vegas has the WORST blackout restrictions!!!!!!!!:angry:

ya but the sportsbooks figure out a way to get every game


Buffalo has 4 teams and the funny part of it the team closest to them isn't on it ( Toronto )

Chicken Dinner
05-15-2007, 12:33 PM
How stupid this map is. Bob DuPuy must of come up with this baby.

itsnotrequired
05-15-2007, 12:41 PM
How stupid this map is. Bob DuPuy must of come up with this baby.

Any blackout map is going to look stupid.

Medford Bobby
05-15-2007, 12:43 PM
ya but the sportsbooks figure out a way to get every game




Yes they do, I wonder if they get an OK from the Pope or phony up their zip codes on the satellites???:o:

Fenway
05-15-2007, 12:50 PM
Yes they do, I wonder if they get an OK from the Pope or phony up their zip codes on the satellites???:o:


Would you tell these men they couldn't watch their Nets play?
http://www.cutoutthemovie.com/gallery/d/196-1/NY+Mag+Cover.jpg

chaerulez
05-15-2007, 12:59 PM
I assume this map determines what region gets what national game on FOX?

Luke
05-15-2007, 02:09 PM
I assume this map determines what region gets what national game on FOX?

It dictates what national broadcasts have to be blacked out. For example, ESPN can't broadcast a Sox game in the Chicago area, if it's already being shown on a local channel. The exceptions are Fox on Saturday afternoons, and ESPN on Sunday night have rights from MLB.

Lip Man 1
05-15-2007, 03:42 PM
Latest 'Blackout News' just up on ESPN.com:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2870960

Lip

Fenway
05-15-2007, 04:17 PM
Latest 'Blackout News' just up on ESPN.com:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2870960

Lip

The stupid part of the rules is when the cable company doesn't pick it up but you still blacked out.

It is a real nightmare in Connecticut where the Boston and New York markets meet near New Haven.

The Yankees' and Mets' territory includes New York City, plus Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York; Fairfield County south of I-84 and west of SR 58 in Connecticut; and Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Union Counties in New Jersey;

BLRMKRdave
05-15-2007, 05:12 PM
Blackout Rules do not exist with Slingbox!:supernana:

PKalltheway
05-15-2007, 07:16 PM
How on earth are the Reds blacked out in Charlotte, NC?:?:

gosiu
05-15-2007, 07:39 PM
I'd like to see something like that put on Google Maps. It might make things easier for determining where to move to. A move one mile north could mean access to an extra team or two.

ondafarm
05-15-2007, 07:41 PM
How on earth are the Reds blacked out in Charlotte, NC?:?:

Boy, does that suck. I almosy took a job in Winston-Salem, NC and I would have been blacked out from a bunch of games and been in the middle of nowhere. Guess I would have gone to a lot of Kannapolis, Wathogs and Knights games.

ondafarm
05-15-2007, 07:45 PM
Latest 'Blackout News' just up on ESPN.com:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2870960

Lip

Wish I could call it good news. Just promising to talk about it.

DeadMoney
05-16-2007, 12:29 AM
Las Vegas has the WORST blackout restrictions!!!!!!!!:angry:

Just based on looking at the map, the entire state of Iowa is getting screwed also.

ewokpelts
05-16-2007, 09:03 AM
ya but the sportsbooks figure out a way to get every game


Buffalo has 4 teams and the funny part of it the team closest to them isn't on it ( Toronto )fens, i know a guy in vegas, and he said they get almost all those teams on local cable.

CRAW
05-16-2007, 10:36 AM
Just based on looking at the map, the entire state of Iowa is getting screwed also.

**** yes we do! In that article they state that Sunday night games aren't blacked out and all others will be... Well I'm in the Chicago martket here in Des Moines Iowa, and the Cubs/Mets game wasn't blacked out. What gives? I bet if ESPN were to pick up WCIU's feed of tonight's game that for sure would be blacked out on my TV.

:angry:

Luke
05-16-2007, 10:48 AM
**** yes we do! In that article they state that Sunday night games aren't blacked out and all others will be... Well I'm in the Chicago martket here in Des Moines Iowa, and the Cubs/Mets game wasn't blacked out. What gives? I bet if ESPN were to pick up WCIU's feed of tonight's game that for sure would be blacked out on my TV.

:angry:

MLB has what must be the most confusing, non-sensical blackout rules. I know they're trying to protect their product, but their approach is completely misguided.

Lip Man 1
05-16-2007, 01:29 PM
BLR:

I have heard that term before. Can you explain what a 'slingbox' is?

Lip

Fenway
05-16-2007, 01:31 PM
BLR:

I have heard that term before. Can you explain what a 'slingbox' is?

Lip


http://us.slingmedia.com/page/home


In a nutshell Sling Box lets you watch on the road whatever your TV at home has on

gosiu
05-16-2007, 01:45 PM
**** yes we do! In that article they state that Sunday night games aren't blacked out and all others will be... Well I'm in the Chicago martket here in Des Moines Iowa, and the Cubs/Mets game wasn't blacked out. What gives? I bet if ESPN were to pick up WCIU's feed of tonight's game that for sure would be blacked out on my TV.

:angry:

Actually, the blackout rules changed for MNB, perhaps as recently as last year. From Wikipedia:

Several things changed to Monday Night Baseball in the eight year television contract that ESPN (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESPN) signed with Major League Baseball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball) on September 14 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_14), 2005 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_in_baseball). Unlike Sunday Night Baseball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday_Night_Baseball), the game is non-exclusive, meaning it will co-exist with the teams local carriers. However, Monday Night Baseball will be allowed to co-exist with local carriers up to three times per club, per year. Beyond that, telecasts will be blacked out in the participating teams' markets (Baseball Tonight is shown in its entirety, beginning at 10:00, with the rest of the nation joining after the game).

That's why the Cubs/Mets game wasn't blacked out on Monday. The same thing happened last year for a Sox/Rangers game on a Monday. I forgot if the Sox were on MNB already this year, but they will be for two consecutive weeks in June (6/4 @ NYY (WCIU) and 6/11 @ PHI (CSN)). Neither of these games should be blacked out.

I also noticed that in both these games, ESPN controlled the backstop advertising (notice how we were stuck with a green screen). It must be part of the deal.

CRAW
05-16-2007, 02:06 PM
Actually, the blackout rules changed for MNB, perhaps as recently as last year. From Wikipedia:

Several things changed to Monday Night Baseball in the eight year television contract that ESPN (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESPN) signed with Major League Baseball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball) on September 14 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_14), 2005 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_in_baseball). Unlike Sunday Night Baseball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday_Night_Baseball), the game is non-exclusive, meaning it will co-exist with the teams local carriers. However, Monday Night Baseball will be allowed to co-exist with local carriers up to three times per club, per year. Beyond that, telecasts will be blacked out in the participating teams' markets (Baseball Tonight is shown in its entirety, beginning at 10:00, with the rest of the nation joining after the game).

That's why the Cubs/Mets game wasn't blacked out on Monday. The same thing happened last year for a Sox/Rangers game on a Monday. I forgot if the Sox were on MNB already this year, but they will be for two consecutive weeks in June (6/4 @ NYY (WCIU) and 6/11 @ PHI (CSN)). Neither of these games should be blacked out.

I also noticed that in both these games, ESPN controlled the backstop advertising (notice how we were stuck with a green screen). It must be part of the deal.

That's nice to know! Thanks!

Huisj
05-16-2007, 07:14 PM
Here's a new level of blackout idiocy tonight. Here in Lansing, MI, the Tigers-Red Sox game for tonight is blacked out on ESPN because it's on Fox Sports Detroit. The thing is, there is no game because it's been rained out, but ESPN is still black on my cable system with a message that says the programming is blacked out. So, since I live in Detroit's blackout zone, I'm not allowed to see what alternative programming ESPN has when Detroit's game is rained out. brilliant :?:

CRAW
05-16-2007, 07:45 PM
It's actually kind of cool. ESPN is going to various games around the league when something supposedly exciting is about to happen. Better than nothing I guess.

Still, I wish WCIU would reach Des Moines - ha!

gosiu
05-16-2007, 11:12 PM
It's actually kind of cool. ESPN is going to various games around the league when something supposedly exciting is about to happen. Better than nothing I guess.

Still, I wish WCIU would reach Des Moines - ha!
It was mostly Rangers/Devil Rays, although they did show the start of the Sox game before I quit watching and switched over to WCIU (which I'm watching for the first time tonight in HD, and it is AWESOME!)