Friday, February 23, 2007

Quick Hits: Slammin' Sammy, DirecTV

I am working on a Colorado Rockies season preview, so expect it up on site later today or Saturday. Hopefully this weekend, I’ll wind up things with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

As well, I’ll and start previewing the divisions and also story lines to watch out for this season.

News on an Old Friend: The Return of Slammin’ Sammy: Well, Sammy Sosa arrived to the Rangers training camp on Friday. It yet remains to be seen how he looks, but he’s reunited with his first team and sorely wants to get to 600 home runs.

I don’t know what he has left, but it will sure make things interesting if he makes the team. He was awful in Baltimore, and wore out his welcome with the Cubs, but if he’s got it, the Rangers will be a solid team from top to bottom.

DirectTV and MLB: Bud Selig must not be happy about the latest news about his big TV deal. As of late, the government is investigating a proposed deal between Major League Baseball and DirecTV Inc. that has, well, um, made fans a bit upset (ok, very upset).

FCC Chairman, Kevin Martin asserted, "I am concerned whenever consumers cannot purchase the programming they want or are forced to purchase programming they don't want.”

I think it’s crazy that MLB would want to alienate customers, and some communities, especially some apartments, condo communities and homeowners associations may or not allow customers to install dishes on their property.

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

ian said...

Maybe we might see a similar merger between dish network and directtv.

I agree with you. I don't understand why MLB would alienate its fans when right now some fans are still bothered with the steroid scandal. It took MLB 3 years to recover from the strike of 95.

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