Found November 26, 2012 on
“Anybody want to watch the World Series?”
-From the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”
One of these days, it may cost almost as much to watch the Dodgers from home as it does to go out to a live game.
In an odd twist, Bud Selig(left) forced owner Frank McCourt out of baseball by nixing McCourt’s $3 billion television deal with FOX. Now, FOX will be forced to pay more than twice that to maintain TV rights.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, who fetched more than $2 billion dollars when former owner Frank McCourt was forced to sell, are reportedly going to be offered at least $6 billion by the local FOX Sports cable network in exchange for television rights. So where will FOX get the money to pay the Dodgers? Get out your wallets, Dodgers fans.
FOX cable has been the cable network of the Dodgers for the last sixteen years. Not including nationwide telecasts on ESPN or the FOX broadcast network, FOX cable currently broadcasts about 66
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MLB: [86-76] NL West
AAA: [80-64] Pacific Coast League – Albuquerque
AA: [73-65] Southern League – Chattanooga
A+: [68-72] California League – Rancho Cucamonga
A: [67-73] Midwest League – Great Lakes
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