MLB Extra Innings going the way of the NFL Sunday Ticket?
by Bob Timmermann
In this subscription piece on Baseball Prospectus, Maury Brown reports that the MLB Extra Innings package could be migrating from digital cable to Direct TV only as the NFL does with its Sunday Ticket package.
Brown says that since Liberty Media is now going to be the principal owner of the Atlanta Braves and since Liberty Media has taken over control of Direct TV from Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation, the company would be greatly interested in having deeper ties with MLB. If MLB Extra Innings goes to Direct TV only, I will be forced to write a series of Gregg Easterbrook like columns complaining about it. Is that a big enough threat to derail the action?