View Full Version : USA Today:MLB to charge a fee for Online Radio
I figured this was coming sooner rather than later. Here is the Link:
Forget it. Sportscenter gives me all I want.
03-27-01, 12:17 PM
I think we should make it clear to them that virtually no one will pay for it. Send Email objecting to their pigginess to: email@example.com
I told them that not only would I not give them one red cent for Internet broadcasts, if they implment it I will never purchase anything with an MLB logo on it ever again. (In truth and in fact, it won't stop me from going to games, but. . .).
03-27-01, 03:14 PM
forget it. ESPN's gamecast is excellent and its free.....who the hell needs to pay a fee?
Effing Capitalism. what's next - MLB will charge a "small fee" for all those forums they took over?
As long as I can still get WABC and MSG I'm OK.
I also like ESPN simulcast.
03-27-01, 03:55 PM
Someone has convinced MLB and the owners that revenue from the magic internet will be so huge as to make Alex rodriguez' contract a trivial expense.
In my estimation their efforts at internet instant wealth will end up as one of the bigest financial dissapointments and miscalculations in american business history.
When I read the comments that they are making about how big the internet baseball fortune will be I am taken aback by what sounds to me like a naive 17 yr old drop out salivating over a get rich quick pyramid scheme.
MLB is just plane wrong about their future revenues from the internet. They are hitching a ride to a rocket that has already taken off ( and has since crashed in flames). So many corporations have already learned that the internet does not spell automatic gigantic revenue.
It amazes me that a group of wealthy business people can be so easily be sold a questionable business plan.
I guess some software vending youngsters are laughing their butts off as they cash consultaing fee checks from MLB.
03-27-01, 04:08 PM
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