We love to hate the blackout policy imposed by MLB. EdtheUmp is blacked out from the Rockies’ game even though it is in Arizona local TV market. I was in Moline, IL earlier this month and since the Rockies were playing the Cardinals I got blacked out even though I was in Cubs market. As it turns out, if you are in the Quad Cities you are blacked out from the Cubs, White Sox, Cardinals, and Brewers games. Really sad. See map of multiple teams being blacked out in certain areas of the USA below:
It is a start by CBS Sports to solve the blackout problem with local streaming. It will start in 15 MLB markets as early as 2016 season. It will be in the markets that are televised by local FOX affiliates. It’s a shame that ROOT TV is not a FOX affiliate. Progress, progress, patience, patience.