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Major League Baseball: Show the Washington Nationals' first playoff game since 1933 on local TV
  • Petitioned Pat Courtney

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Pat Courtney

Major League Baseball: Show the Washington Nationals' first playoff game since 1933 on local TV

    1. Brian  Frederick
    2. Petition by

      Brian Frederick


The Washington Nationals are playing in their first home playoff game since 1933, yet the only way to watch the game is through pay TV packages that have MLB Network. Moreover, the Nationals are playing in a publicly subsidized $600+ million stadium. MLB needs to do the right thing and air the game on local broadcast television so fans who can't afford to go to the game or can't afford expensive cable or satellite service can see history!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Karla de Steuben ARLINGTON, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because we shouldn't have to pay for cable to watch a team that plays in a stadium subsidized by the taxpyers.

    • Alexandra Gerson WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      We are fans and should be able to see games.

    • Louis Close HANCOCK, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      I have watched 162 games on regular TV this year and now the most important games of the season are blocked by some greeedy MLB executive. That really sucks.

    • Alan Johnson SILVER SPRING, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      I grew up as a die hard Senators fan from the late 60's until they left us after the 1971 season. They will always be a very important part of my life and our new Nats have brought back that love of the great game!

    • Chris Keefer FALLS CHURCH, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      Viewing the baseball playoffs should not be limited to those with access to premium pay channels.


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