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1 minute ago, Tony-OH said:

Right, that's what gets me, if all but the Orioles and I think the Dodgers have a way to make money streaming, why do the Orioles think they will lose money? 

Beats me.  I don't really get it but I am sure they're happy being in the stone age and pissing off their fans even more. 

The team is already hard enough to watch, be thankful some of us still want to watch it and make it easier for us to do so.

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1 minute ago, Moose Milligan said:

Well at least if you were going to watch bad baseball, you could have a guy with a great voice telling you about it.

I like Scott, and I'm sure he was cheaper than Gary, but Gary was like having a national announcer call your games. Even with his quirks, his humor and his chemistry with Palmer was a good listen most of the time, even during hard to watch games.

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3 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

Well at least if you were going to watch bad baseball, you could have a guy with a great voice telling you about it.

Exactly, I can watch the Orioles get kicked around by the Rays or Yankees when Thorne and Palmer are on the call. I can't say the same with the current batch of broadcasters. 

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1 minute ago, Tony-OH said:

I like Scott, and I'm sure he was cheaper than Gary, but Gary was like having a national announcer call your games. Even with his quirks, his humor and his chemistry with Palmer was a good listen most of the time, even during hard to watch games.

 

Just now, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

Exactly, I can watch the Orioles get kicked around by the Rays or Yankees when Thorne and Palmer are on the call. I can't say the same with the current batch of broadcasters. 

Yep.  Watching a game with Thorne and Palmer was a treat no matter what the score was.  And Tony is correct, Thorne was a national announcer, he brought a feeling of gravitas to the game despite the fact that it was a regional thing.  

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2 minutes ago, lovetoaster said:

Oh I totally get it. I paid for Directv in North Carolina for many years only to watch O's games, because it was my only option. I'd happily pay quite a bit to be able to stream the O's without a cable subscription, but I don't know how many other people would. 

The cable companies and RSNs still have a pretty sweet deal because so many people pay a fee in their bill to cover local sports rights that couldn't care less about sports.  

 

They have a sweet deal because they push that charge onto all subscribers, even if the subscriber could care less about baseball or the Orioles. But then again, Verizon FIOS just changed our video franchise fee from $9.95 to $29.95 with no heads up and explanation, so cable companies continue to add charges onto your "rates" while their service becomes worse and worse.

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1 minute ago, Tony-OH said:

They have a sweet deal because they push that charge onto all subscribers, even if the subscriber could care less about baseball or the Orioles. But then again, Verizon FIOS just changed our video franchise fee from $9.95 to $29.95 with no heads up and explanation, so cable companies continue to add charges onto your "rates" while their service becomes worse and worse.

Oh yeah, I meant that the subscriber usually gets the shaft, whether they realize it or not. Especially the one that just has cable to watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and has no idea what MASN is. 

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4 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

I like Scott, and I'm sure he was cheaper than Gary, but Gary was like having a national announcer call your games. Even with his quirks, his humor and his chemistry with Palmer was a good listen most of the time, even during hard to watch games.

 

1 minute ago, Moose Milligan said:

 

Yep.  Watching a game with Thorne and Palmer was a treat no matter what the score was.  And Tony is correct, Thorne was a national announcer, he brought a feeling of gravitas to the game despite the fact that it was a regional thing.  

During the dark years it brought an air of legitimacy to the Orioles as silly as it may sound because Gary Thorne was on the call. I remember Thorne calling NHL games on ESPN and he made watching hockey more fun.

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3 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

They have a sweet deal because they push that charge onto all subscribers, even if the subscriber could care less about baseball or the Orioles. But then again, Verizon FIOS just changed our video franchise fee from $9.95 to $29.95 with no heads up and explanation, so cable companies continue to add charges onto your "rates" while their service becomes worse and worse.

And they honest to god wonder why people are cutting cords at record rates. Also doesn't help that the product on TV is becoming worse as time goes on. 

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35 minutes ago, MurphDogg said:

Would be nice if MASN would get on Sling, which is the cheapest of the various options. I have Sling  pretty much exclusively to watch Maryland basketball. The Giants and Athletics games are available on Sling in-market.

Here is a list of all team's RSN streaming platform options - https://www.groundedreason.com/how-to-watch-mlb-games-without-cable/ 

That option would of course be second to just letting us pay them directly. This is all very dumb, hopefully it gets sorted out soon, but it should have happened 5+ years ago.

Assuming this list is up to date, I'm fairly stunned with how many RSNs are not available on streaming services like YouTubeTV, Fubo or Hulu.

Edit: Well, I guess other than AT&T Now. 

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8 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

They have a sweet deal because they push that charge onto all subscribers, even if the subscriber could care less about baseball or the Orioles. But then again, Verizon FIOS just changed our video franchise fee from $9.95 to $29.95 with no heads up and explanation, so cable companies continue to add charges onto your "rates" while their service becomes worse and worse.

When did this happen Tony?   I know you live in Elkridge like I do.   I haven't seen my bill go up any time recently.

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57 minutes ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

And the Orioles broadcast team for 2021 has been made official.

 

Can someone help me out and tell me what it says?   Social media is blocked here on the work computer, and I won't be home for another 5 hours or so.  Will be much appreciated.

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1 minute ago, SteveA said:

When did this happen Tony?   I know you live in Elkridge like I do.   I haven't seen my bill go up any time recently.

Take a look. It was the difference between December and January. they had charged me for a box that I had returned so i went and compared my bills and I was like WTF? Plus MD raised their taxes $20 a month as well. 

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1 minute ago, SteveA said:

Can someone help me out and tell me what it says?   Social media is blocked here on the work computer, and I won't be home for another 5 hours or so.  Will be much appreciated.

Geoff Arnold, Kevin Brown, Scott Garceau, Brett Hollander, Rob Long, Ben McDonald, Melanie Newman, Jim Palmer. 

It just lists the broadcast team alphabetically. 

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1 minute ago, SteveA said:

Can someone help me out and tell me what it says?   Social media is blocked here on the work computer, and I won't be home for another 5 hours or so.  Will be much appreciated.

Just officially announcing the new announcing team:

Arnold, Brown, Garceau, Hollander, Long, McDonald, Newman, Palmer

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1 minute ago, lovetoaster said:

Assuming this list is up to date, I'm fairly stunned with how many RSNs are not available on streaming services like YouTubeTV, Fubo or Hulu. 

That list was as of the start of last season. Things could change between now and the start of this season, but I wouldn't expect MASN to lead the way in negotiating availability on those streaming services.

That said, $65 a month is still $390 over the course of the season, and I have very little interest in watching any of the other channels. Looks like it will either be a VPN or Grandpa's Xfinity login for me. I don't believe I have any other friends or family that still pay for cable.

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