(Asking for a friend): I am a Chicago Cubs fan living in NC, which means that I don't fall within the blackout restrictions put in place by mlb.tv. The league blacks out games that fall in the "home area" of a team; for NC, those are Atlanta, Cincinnati, Baltimore, and Washington. ATL and CIN are not a problem, because those games are shown on local cable; however, the other 2 are not. Anyone know of a way around this? I have Preferred TV cable package w/Time Warner (only choice in my area). Would rather not have cable at all. Thanks.
I'm English. I have lived in the US since 2009. I am a big baseball and football fan. I know quite a bit about my teams and the seasons I've seen since moving here but nothing before that. [more inside]
I'm interested in finding a site / YouTube channel / similar portal that shows only the "action" portion of sporting events. For example, a Youtube channel that would edit out all of the footage from NFL games, showing only the time when the clock was running. MLB has clips of key pitches/hits on their site (as does the NFL), but not the whole game from what I can find. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a full game trimmd down to only the "action"?
Who do the Canadian Maritimes root for in the major sports? [more inside]
Haven't owned a TV ever since I got a projector, but now that I'm back in the US I'd like to catch Oakland A's games on local broadcast. How to do this as cheaply as possible? [more inside]
What is the longest streak of at-bats a fielder has played through without being part of a play?
We are DirecTV customers outside of San Francisco. MLBN is broadcasting a Tigers/Indians or Dodgers/Cardinals baseball game that is on at 7:05 ET. How could this possibly be blacked out for me?
Hi MeFi, A friend is trying to find a bar/place in Boston that is playing the A's game (or is an Oakland A's bar)...I know, I know...most are just playing the Red Sox, but you are all the intelligentsia of what's around, so figured I'd ask you! Thanks a lot!
Help me find professional baseball or soccer leagues for me to follow that don't suffer from the same issues that bother me about American sports. [more inside]
Trying to figure out the name of an obscure MLB relief pitcher with a unique windup [more inside]
MLB GamedayAudioFilter: I subscribe to MLB Gameday Audio. It has the streaming audio component, which I care about, and some replay ticker display thingy, which I don't. I have the audio on at an acceptable level, but then the commercials come on AND THEY'RE SUPER-FUCKING LOUD WHOA NELLY. Is there any sort of damper I can install on my Mac to counter this? [more inside]
I want to learn about baseball. I've been able to crack basketball and football, but not baseball. What should I read? What should I watch? Who should I pay attention to? [more inside]
[Fiction filter] A bunch of guys are sitting around a bar, watching their major league baseball team lose a game on TV. They're moaning and groaning about it. So...what are they saying? [more inside]
Who is your favorite MLB television announcer? The catch is, they can't be for your favorite baseball team. [more inside]
I'm not optimistic, but I would like to legally watch my home team play live baseball from my couch without paying for cable (cancelled cable 6 months ago.) MLB.TV apparently only provides access to out-of-market games (unless my home team is playing and then those are blacked out too.) [more inside]
I'd like to aquire a working knowledge of sports teams/sports players, but I don't know where to start.
I'd like to acquire a working knowledge of sports teams/sports players, but I don't know where to start. [more inside]
Are MLB games getting longer? [more inside]
Research help: Hope me understand the world of the SF Giants baseball fan. [more inside]
Sports nerds of MeFi: where do you go for your downloadable sports statistics database needs? [more inside]
Is there a way I can watch a full Dodgers game online for free? [more inside]
I want to buy MLB.tv Premium for my husband. Are there any discounts available? He seems to remember getting a discount through Sports Illustrated last year.
When did Major League Baseball (TM) begin? [more inside]
We want to replace our cable TV with a Mac Mini. We watch mostly documentaries, cooking shows and cartoons. She loves cheesy horror movies, and I love baseball and pro football. Apart from Netflix, what do we need to live cable-free?
What's the best way to get ballplayers' autographs at Rangers Ballpark? [more inside]
Tacoma Rainiers: Did the team indeed give away trains (along the lines of the Seattle Mariners Express) for just two years around 2006?
Baseball biz question: Can you help me decipher the following news item? [more inside]
Please explain to me why Major League Baseball is exempt from antitrust laws while no other sports leagues are. [more inside]
I can't catch every local baseball game, so I really love the MLB.com recap videos. Is there any way I can get them in my RSS feed? [more inside]
I'm looking for an AM/FM/HD radio to tune in to the Sawx or the Pats when I'm working downtown Baaawstin on Sundays. [more inside]
In major league history, what was the team that had the best record and did not make the playoffs? [more inside]
In MLB, if a pinch hitter enters the on-deck circle to warm up, but the side is retired before he actually gets up to bat, does the team still have to go through with the substitution? Or can they 'back out'? [more inside]
What time will the first pitch of the 2009 MLB All-Star game be? Television broadcasts start at 8 pm EST, but there will be player introductions, ceremonies, and President Obama's toss. I'd like to know the actual time the first pitch of the game will be at. Thanks.
I'm looking for an API that'll give me near-real-time access to the day's baseball scores, including individual player lines. Anybody? Anybody? Bueller? [more inside]
Where can I find MLB 59Fifty hats with earflaps? [more inside]
Are there rules that Major League Baseball uses to determine how teams are scheduled? [more inside]
So I really like the fit and style of Twins Enterprise fitted baseball caps, but I want something without team logos on it. Suggestions? [more inside]
Will the MLB postseason be available for [legal] online viewing this season? [more inside]
Are any of you baseball fans subscribing to MLB's Gameday Audio Mobile and using an unsupported device? If so, how does it work, both quality and ease of setting it up? [more inside]
Wife, kid and I are going to Boston in mid-April for the Marathon, and we'd like to take in a Red Sox game since kid is a huge fan. We are not regular MLB ticket purchasers though. Should we buy tickets now at 2X list price from a broker, or wait until closer to game day and hope the price drops? Are weekdays less likely to sell out? (teams on the schedule are Rangers and Angels, and it's Marathon weekend).
So, it's October; I'm in Denver, and for the first time ever, the World Series could come to the mountains. My question is as follows: 1. When will World Series tickets go on sale? 2. How do I find out how much they'll be? I'd like to take a lady friend and her son to a game. Can anyone help?
Are major league baseball players capable of intentionally hitting a pitch to a desired location on the field? [more inside]
How can I make sure my Cubs tickets are the real deal? [more inside]
How does mlb.com determine which market you're in, so it can apply the black out restrictions for mlb.tv? [more inside]
Are there any professional athletes that maintain a blog during the sports season? [more inside]
How do I get archived video from ESPN? Alternately, does anybody have a copy of the 8/31/06 Indians at Red Sox game from ESPN? Reward and [more inside]
Did a doctor see Bart Giamatti on television and warn him he was about to have a heart attack? [more inside]
I would like to find an application that will give me a little sports (actually just MLB) ticket, or score updates so I can see what is happening in afternoon MLB games without having to check the web. [more inside]
1st time to MLB Spring Training - hints? [more inside]
I'd like to use wget to make a local copy of a web page at mlb.com (specifically this one) but all my attempts have resulted in an incomplete page. What arguments should I be giving wget to make it work?
Listening to the game...I'd like to listen to the World Series online - sure, I could tune in the "home of the Cardinals", KMOX, but um, yeah, I don't have an AM receiver in the house. I just noticed this (that I don't have AM). Anyone know of a *free* site to stream ballgames?