Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
eddie83

MASN now streaming.

Recommended Posts

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.  

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores
News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2020 Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2020 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats






  • Posts

    • I can’t see how any Orioles fan could underestimate the importance of a great bullpen.   When you look at our 2012-16 teams, the bullpen was an absolutely key component of those teams, especially in 2012 and 2016 when we certainly would not have made the playoffs but for the outstanding bullpen performance.    Even in 2014, the bullpen was a key feature and we got beat in the playoffs because KC’s bullpen was even better than ours.    You know who doesn’t underestimate the importance of a great bullpen?   The Yankees.      
    • One of the more exciting parts of the team is the bullpen and the upside of some of the arms out there.  The Scott/Harvey combo is at the top of that list. Those 2 staying healthy and being consistent are huge for the long term.  They have a chance to be a dominant back end of the pen.  Bullpens are finally starting to be valued more in line with how important they are but I still think we underestimate the importance of a great pen, largely because WAR does a poor job of evaluating relievers imo.
    • Worst of all, I often have an allergic reaction to many hoppy / dry beers (and also dry wines). I don’t know what causes it, as I haven’t been willing to spend thousands to find out exactly why, but lagers are safe so I stick with those. I was so excited for the beer revolution in the US that really kicked in about 20 years ago, but am constantly amazed how you can walk into a bar with 30 microbrews on draft and there will be only one or two that aren’t IPAs. 
    • Both Holt and Akin where very interesting.   Good one to listen to.
    • Orioles Manager Brandon Hyde has tabbed journeyman Thomas Eshelman to take the bump in Sunday afternoon's Spring Opener at Ed Smith Stadium.  https://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2021/02/orioles-notes-and-quotes-from-todays-workout.html
    • Holt and Akin were tonight's guests. Roch before the interview segments on crowded OF I did notice the tone of certainty in his banter about Santander going at trade deadline. Holt describing Valdez said it is as simple as he "does what he's good at a bunch", which reminded me of Earl's book and his observation almost nobody is good at everything.   I think I heard him ruling out 6-man rotation when he got that question, saying the extra rest too disruptive to pitcher's rhythms.  I am guessing we will more skip starts, or shorten seasons to manage that. Akin gave a "trust the process" quote about marching orders from Holt at AAA to use sliders and change-ups when normally he wouldn't, even if walks ensued.   He said he and DL Hall talk all the time.   Asked about the 60 to 162 part of this year's challenge, he shared a bit from a conversation with Kremer, where Kremer said he simulated 50-60 innings between Spring Training 1 and Spring Training 2, and that he also was generally working like that last April/May/June too.
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...