Monday, February 25, 2008

MASN Finally Gets HD; Will Televise 40 Games in HD in 2008 For the Orioles and Nationals...

I've been critical of MASN, but there's finally a ray of hope for us baseball in the region -- HD is coming.

From the Baltimore Sun: Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will televise 40 Orioles games in high-definition this season, the network announced today.

MASN also will show 40 Washington Nationals games in HD.

The Orioles opener will be an HD telecast, as will games against the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays. All six games between the Orioles and Nationals will be in HD.

The Orioles HD telecasts will be evenly split between home and away.

Ok, so it sounds like a quarter of Oriole & Nationals game will be shown in high-definition, which will still not appease a lot of people; however, the alternative is worse.

The network seems to be taking baby steps improve and in the end it could be only good for us as fans in the long run.

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