Comcast Accidentally Angers Philadelphia Sports Fans, Retreats To Secure Bunker

Comcast is holed up in a secure bunker today after accidentally angering some Philadelphia sports fans who were hoping to see the Phillies play the Nationals as they attempt to win the NL East.

Instead of the home team call, they were forced to watch the game on MASN2, whatever that is. Lancaster Online explains, sort of:

The game, a 6-0 Phillies’ win, was on MASN2, which is picked up on Comcast Lancaster on channel 65. The channel is normally reserved for CSPAN2, but is used when the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals are playing at the same time. MASN and MASN2 cover Orioles and Nationals games. Because Philadelphia was playing the Nationals, Phillies fans could see their first-place team as it competes for a National League division title and a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 1993.

The Phillies Web site — Phillies.com — had the game listed on Comcast Sportnet, further confusing and frustrating local fans. The team changed the listing to CW 57 at 5 p.m. Friday.

WLYH-TV CW 15 in Harrisburg often picks up Phillies games airing on CW 57, but, according to vice president and general manager Jim Berman, CW 15 could not preempt network programming Friday night

Apparently the game was originally supposed to air on CW, but they felt they could not preempt professional wrestling.

“If we knew the Phillies would come back in the race we’d plan things better,” Berman said. “The Mets had this in the bag. It’s unfortunate because we feel we’ve let Phillies fans down, but we have commitments to the network.”

Word has it that armed Phillies fans have taken over the Comcast headquarters in Philadelphia and are pouring Cheez Whiz on Comcast’s CEO, Brian Roberts.

Why Comcast customers didn’t get to see home broadcast of Phillies Friday night [Lancaster Online]
(Photo:Phillies)

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  1. jnachod says:

    Comcast is worthless quite a lot of the time

  2. azntg says:

    Meh, they didn’t miss much anyway. Phils lost to the Nationals (and while I’m more of an AL guy, I still hope for my hometown teams to win! Lets Go Mets! Lets Go Yankees!)

  3. ju-ju-eyeball says:

    The game will be on channel A. Unless team 2 is playing a game at the same time, then it will be on Channel B. If there is a full moon, then the game will be on channel C. If channel C is showing a really cool show at that time, then the game will be on channel D.

    These sporting contracts suck…

  4. Buran says:

    Huh? I’m totally confused by that summary. (I also don’t get why this is a big deal)

  5. azntg says:

    @ju-ju-eyeball: Haha, that sounds just about right! Sometimes, if I do feel like keeping up with the game, I just give up and go to the radio, where I know it’ll always be on one station no matter what…

    @Buran: Trust me, it’s a big deal for those trying to keep up with the pennant race!

  6. Sasquatch says:

    It’ll be fine. Philly sports fans are among the most forgiving people on earth.

    /sarcasm

  7. drjayphd says:

    Well, there’s your problem… they were playing the Nationals, who technically don’t have fans, last time I checked.