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More on MLB's DirecTV deal

Posted at 10:52 AM on January 29, 2007 by Ben Tesch

Another direct hit to MLB
Doesn't the NFL offer its popular out-of-market package, Sunday Ticket, only to DirecTV, thus doing exactly what baseball is proposing?

That exclusivity, for which DirecTV now pays the NFL $700 million per year, long has annoyed cable companies, but it hasn't caused much of a peep from consumers.

Why? Because Sunday Ticket always has been a DirecTV exclusive, so the NFL never snatched away a product people already had.

Did you go to TwinsFest?

Posted at 10:59 AM on January 29, 2007 by Ben Tesch (2 Comments)

Were you one of the record-breaking attendees of this year's TwinsFest? I had plans and a ticket to go, but I got a forewarning of 2-hour lines just for random minor-leaguers, so I decided not to make the trip. Did you go? Got any autographs or pictures? Anybody seem smaller or bigger than they appear on TV?

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