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stop blackouts in baseball

    1. chris richards
    2. Petition by

      chris richards

      sewell, NJ

these teams are receiving billions of dollars from tickets,merchandise and broadcasting
rights.How about the kids and people who can't pay outrageous cable and satelite bills.It has reached the point that they need to give back!!!!!!!!!!

To:
Congress
New Jersey Governor
President of the United States
New Jersey State Senate
New Jersey State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
stop blackouts in baseball and football or stop ALL public funding for
stadiums in any sports except for childrens leagues.Teams make millions
and billions but blackout even sold out games.Then have the nerve to threaten moving if they dont get paid.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. mlb.com ripoff

      chris richards
      Petition Organizer

      Why cant anyone watch any game, even when your PAYING to watch(cable, satelite, mlb.com)greed that’s why! Times here to start change!Lets start with baseball maybe when they are in danger of losing there exemption they will start to think about just broadcasting the games,in the long run they would be promoting the sport better!

    3. The Pirates play at 4:15 PM EDT today, which means that unless you live in

      chris richards
      Petition Organizer

      The Pirates play at 4:15 PM EDT today, which means that unless you live in Pittsburgh or St. Louis, you have no chance of seeing them play due to the Saturday Blackout. Last night did not go well for the Pirates, obviously. Jonathan Sanchez faced four batters, retired none, and got thrown out. Clint Hurdle got thrown out protesting Sanchez's ejection (obviously arguing that there's no way Jonathan Sanchez has good enough control to hit anyone intentionally). When Starling Marte got hit by his second pitch of the game in the fifth inning without a compensatory ejection on the Cardinals' side, Jay Bell got thrown out of the game, too. To top it all off, Neil Walker injured his hand in the eighth inning trying to break up a double play, resulting in some stiches that will require him to miss a week. Also, they lost 9-1. Anyway, AJ Burnett starts today and given his reputation and yesterday's goings-on, he will be immediately ejected if he so much as grazes a Cardin...

    4. http://www.fcc.gov/document/commission-seeks-comment-sports-blackout-petiti

      chris richards
      Petition Organizer

      the lawsuit against mlb join or start a new one

    5. Reached 10 signatures

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    • Lee Bull SPRING, TX
      • 7 months ago

      I can't even pay extra to watch a team I have followed since i was 6 yrs old. Unfortunately, my 6 year old son can't experience it either….

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    • Ronald Wilson DURHAM, NC
      • 8 months ago

      I just gave up my Directv service because I was told that TWC offered the baseball package. If they don't i'm going right back to the satellite.

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    • Eli Admire MONTICELLO, AR
      • 8 months ago

      Because blackouts are made by greedy owners!!!!

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    • Zach Crocker GREELEY, CO
      • 9 months ago

      Cannot afford high cable bills. Wish I could still watch Rockies games but I guess I will just have to wait for NFL season again.

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    • Marlene Hunter PITTSBURGH, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      Pirates in the playoffs for 1st time in 21 yrs and games airing on MLB network can't be seen by people who don't have enough money to purchase even higher priced cable plans that include sports networks. Rediculous!!! playoffs should be nationally braodcast on local network channels for everyone to see!

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