Unless you live in the Midwest (or Phoenix, oddly enough), you can’t watch the Cubs and White Sox play on Fox-TV this afternoon.â†µ
This is a 1960’s anachronism. Yes, Fox pays a ton of money for TV rights, but why do they insist on “regionalizing” as if they’re televising college football? Baseball teams have national fanbases, and if you are forced to watch teams you don’t care about in your market, you’re likelier to turn the TV off.â†µ
There is no reason that MLB could not use modern Internet technology to allow people not in the designated Cubs and White Sox markets to watch that game online, while still seeing the local Fox station’s commercials, which is the point, anyway.â†µ
MLB needs to get its head out of the proverbial sand. They are costing themselves and their TV partners money.