The reality of no Extra Innings 

April, 3, 2007
04/03/07
9:09
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Washington Post sportswriter Howard Bryant spoke to NPR's Scott Simon last Saturday (there's no transcript, but you can listen here). It was fairly early in the morning and I was still in bed, but this exchange shocked me wide awake:

Simon: First of all, it's going to be harder than ever to watch games on television, isn't?

Bryant: It's going to be virtually impossible to watch games on television if you don't have a satellite dish, thanks to the DirecTV-Major League Baseball exclusivity deal...

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