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April 1st @ 1:10PM The Detroit Tigers vs The Cleveland Indians *2021 Opening Day*

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12 minutes ago, John_Brian_K said:

All this talk about streaming services etc.....I wonder how long traditional cable has...and then I wonder how long before it comes back as a better option for those who have 10 streaming services.  I feel like there is a market for an easier interface for all the streaming APP's.

As it is now I have to jump through quite a bit of hoops to watch something on my TV...when compared to cable and just turning the TV on and hitting the guide button or even saying what I wanted to watch on the remote.

Ditching the cable has been mostly great, but I really just want to turn the TV on again and have it all right there without having to navigate to the streaming service I want.  It would go a little way to improving this if I could delete all the apps on the tv I do not use and move around the ones I do to the front.

First World Problems

Yes, trying to get my mom to understand streaming services and how to use the YouTube TV remote.  It's a bit frustrating, she uses a laptop every single day, so it should be fairly easy.   I think it's just a matter of her getting used to the buttons on the Fire Stick remote. Honeslty it has 1/3 of the buttons the WOW remote had, but the buttons are small and not labeled.      She was paying $240 a month for internet and basic cable - it had to stop and thanks to WOW's constant internet dropouts, this week was the last straw.   Now she is paying HALF as much with all the same things she had before - she just needs to learn the navigation of it all and she can't get that down. 

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I have MLB subscription, but MLB and LG do not have an agreement so the the MLB app is not available on my LG televisions, but I already had little black Apple TV boxes and I watch the MLB app on the LGs thru Apple TV boxes.

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2 hours ago, Casimir said:

I was listening to MLB Radio, and CJ NItkowski was talking about the snow in Detroit.  He brought up the fact that TV might accentuate the degree of snowfall (and also rainfall).  I don't recall a former player or manager/coach mentioning anything like that before.

Regardless, it still seems odd to have played this game yesterday with pretty bad conditions rather than delay it to today with less than ideal but more reasonable conditions.  Wet turf is one thing, cold air is one thing.  It seems like having a 95 MPH fastball hurled into your general vicinity with the backdrop of snowflakes is entirely something different that shouldn't be trifled with.  But I've never had a 95 MPH fastball hurled into my general vicinity with the backdrop of snowflakes, so I don't know.

Miggie Knows.

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2 hours ago, Casimir said:

I was listening to MLB Radio, and CJ NItkowski was talking about the snow in Detroit.  He brought up the fact that TV might accentuate the degree of snowfall (and also rainfall).  I don't recall a former player or manager/coach mentioning anything like that before.

Regardless, it still seems odd to have played this game yesterday with pretty bad conditions rather than delay it to today with less than ideal but more reasonable conditions.  Wet turf is one thing, cold air is one thing.  It seems like having a 95 MPH fastball hurled into your general vicinity with the backdrop of snowflakes is entirely something different that shouldn't be trifled with.  But I've never had a 95 MPH fastball hurled into my general vicinity with the backdrop of snowflakes, so I don't know.

I mean of course it does. In a way. From the CF camera, you're looking through 400 feet of snow (of course, depending on depth of field you're really looking through around 200 feet of snow as the closer stuff gets blurred out), rather than just seeing how much it's snowing between the batter and pitchers. It's greatly amplified. 

But then in context of what the batter is seeing, the backdrop is 400 feet away and he's seeing all that snow in between there also, so in that instance CJ is full of ****. 

Having said that, there were closer cameras that also showed some pretty heavy snow, but it wasn't snowing that heavy for very long. 

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1 hour ago, Tigeraholic1 said:

Miggie Knows.

First pitch up and in to push him off of the plate.  Same at bat, last pitch was "pushed" to RF and found itself as a HR.  Love it.

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1 hour ago, RatkoVarda said:

I have MLB subscription, but MLB and LG do not have an agreement so the the MLB app is not available on my LG televisions, but I already had little black Apple TV boxes and I watch the MLB app on the LGs thru Apple TV boxes.

Chromecast is where Im going.... just displaying from my phone.

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8 hours ago, Yoda said:

I mean of course it does. In a way. From the CF camera, you're looking through 400 feet of snow (of course, depending on depth of field you're really looking through around 200 feet of snow as the closer stuff gets blurred out), rather than just seeing how much it's snowing between the batter and pitchers. It's greatly amplified. 

Same effect makes rain and snow look worst when you drive

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On 4/1/2021 at 4:56 PM, Motor City Sonics said:

I know of the blackout rules.  But MLB is not catching up with the times in that regard.  People are not watching the same way anymore, not even close.   The NFL dropped blackout rules - because they were old and archaic rules and it's more important to get eyes on your product as a whole than to keep people who might not have the money to buy a ticket from seeing games at all.   If they wanted  me to paly $8 a month extra for Fox Sports Detroit, I'd pay it, but they don't offer that and I am not paying the ridiculous amounts standard cable (a dying industry) wants.    They are stuck in the past.   The NFL is the most successful of the sports, MLB should follow their lead.  Adapt or die and baseball is slowly dying - just look at the median age for it's followers,  in the 50s now  That's a signal that you need to change A LOT of things.  Maybe making it easier for someone to watch their favorite local teams might be away to regrow the game.  It's not just about the speed of the game or even the in-game playing rules.  It's the cost of going to a game and now (because a lot of streaming services are battling MLB on this) it's the accessibility.        

 

On 4/1/2021 at 6:26 PM, Oblong said:

They are outdated but without them then I suspect their deals with networks like fox sports will not be worth as much. The reason they get so much from them now is because they promise that nobody local will get to see the tigers unless they subscribe to a provider that will pay FSD the proper fee per month.  FSD is happy to give YouTube access to other content but they want to get paid for the stuff they pay high dollars for.  MLB would change the policy if the networks that pay them would allow it. 

They're ridiculous. Today I was blacked out of the nationally televised Angels/ White sox game even though I live 6 hours from LA , basically in reno. I used my vpn to get around it no problem but why are game on espn or nationally broadcast games still subject to blackouts?

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