Former Washington Post and current New York Times’ writer James Wagner retweeted a story last week about SNY, the home of the New York Mets on TV, announcing that all Mets’ SNY games will be streaming in-market this season, which is great news for those of us living in the NY Tri-state area (and commuting to D.C. far too much in the summer).
Watching the Nationals games vs the Mets on television because of MLB.tv’s blackout restrictions was always kind of a pain when we watch the rest of the games on an iPad with the iPhone and laptop open in front us, so this is great, welcome news.
Two days later, however, Eric Fisher, of the Sports Business Journal, harshed our vibe with the following series of tweets on the other teams that were adding in-market streaming services this winter:
MLB continues to make progress on in-market streaming. Manfred says post-owner mtgs NESN deal now done, Root getting close— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) February 3, 2017
Once Root comes into play, that would leave 3 MLB teams w/o in-market streaming: Dodgers, Nationals and Orioles.— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) February 3, 2017
Why can’t we have nice things?
Since this doesn’t really affect me too much, as a NJ resident who streams all of my games on MLB.tv when I’m not in the nation’s capital covering them live, I figured I’d just put it out there for your thoughts...
Would you like to have the option of streaming Nationals games on your mobile device in market? Of course you would, right? Will the Nats and O’s get it any time soon? Hey, did they ever settle that whole MASN tv rights dispute? I know they didn’t.
I have a feeling this might just devolve into MASN/Peter Angelos bashing, but I was interested in seeing what others thought. When/if I ever relocate to the nation’s capital full time, I’d love to have in-market streaming. You?