Top of the 2nd, the Mets broadcast abruptly went to commercial. The first thing I thought, what did Ron Darling touch? The second thing I thought, Thank God! Chris Young totally does not have his stuff tonight. Finally, my ESPN ScoreCenter app informed me it was a blackout.
That got me thinking about other famous blackouts around Major League Baseball. Major League Baseball did not grow into an eight billion dollar business over the last two decades without cracking some serious eggs. There’s Iowa and Las Vegas. There’s North Carolina and all of Hawaii. Don’t forget Buffalo, and don’t get me started on Canada. Fans who want to watch a ballgame can’t. They are blacked out.
What kind of blackout did you think I was going to talk about?
Is this the price fans of the National Pastime have to pay as baseball reaps the profits of their television agreements? I know it’s hard to believe, especially for folks like myself. I live in the northeast, which has frankly never met a regional spor...