How Much Does It Cost To Propose At Your Home Team’s Baseball Game?

How Much Does It Cost To Propose At Your Home Team’s Baseball Game?

Getting your face on the kiss cam? Amateur. Proposing to your loved one via a billboard message for everyone at the game to see? That’s how the pros do it, and it can cost a pretty penny. It’s Opening Day across our baseball-loving land and while spring weather might not be in the air everywhere, love can be — but at what price? [More]

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FCC Wants To Let You Watch Your Home Team’s Games At Home

Sports broadcasting: it’s both lucrative and confusing.  Sometimes you can turn on the TV and watch a game that’s taking place in your own hometown, and sometimes you can’t.  When you can’t, you’re part of a broadcast blackout. [More]

NFL, MLB Say They’ll Take Their Balls To Basic Cable If Aereo Wins In Court

NFL, MLB Say They’ll Take Their Balls To Basic Cable If Aereo Wins In Court

CBS and FOX executives have already made the bold declaration that they will take their networks off the air and go cable-only if they are unsuccessful in their bid to crush streaming video service Aereo. Now two pro sports leagues have said they will leave the airwaves if Aereo can profit off of them without sharing. [More]

SF Giants, MLB Sued Over "San Francisco" Logo

SF Giants, MLB Sued Over "San Francisco" Logo

If you’ve ever visited San Francisco, you’ve likely seen — and perhaps purchased — a coat or sweatshirt emblazoned with the city name in a distinctive script font, much like the “San Francisco” on jackets and other gear worn by the San Francisco Giants baseball team. Well, now the team, along with Major League Baseball, finds itself in a legal battle with the apparel company that says it owns the trademark. [More]

If You're A NY Yankees Fan, We Hope You Don't Have DirecTV

If You're A NY Yankees Fan, We Hope You Don't Have DirecTV

In spite of the icicles hanging off the eaves, baseball season is upon is, which can mean only one thing: fights between broadcasters and cable companies that threaten to black out games! [More]

Phillies Fans: Order Food Delivery From Your Seat With iPhone App

Phillies Fans: Order Food Delivery From Your Seat With iPhone App

For the remaining three home games at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Phillies fans will be able to get food without having to take a break from watching the greatest team in baseball. [More]

Jerry Seinfeld Upset That The Mets Put Lady Gaga In His Suite

Jerry Seinfeld Upset That The Mets Put Lady Gaga In His Suite

If you pay for a suite and the Mets stick Lady Gaga in it, don’t you have a valid complaint? Jerry Seinfeld thinks so. Here’s what he said about the incident, in which Ms. Gaga was removed from her seat after she yelled obscenities, stripped down to her underwear, gave people the middle finger and made out with someone. [More]

Now You Can Watch Baseball Live On Your PS3

Now You Can Watch Baseball Live On Your PS3

Starting as early as this week, baseball-loving PlayStation 3 owners will be able to watch live streams of almost every Major League Baseball game through MLB.tv… for a price, of course. [More]

Intentionally Vomiting On Children Is Not A Good Way To Express Love For The Phillies

Intentionally Vomiting On Children Is Not A Good Way To Express Love For The Phillies

Oh Philadelphia, we know you love the whole “we boo Santa” image, but we must say that intentionally vomiting on an 11-year-old girl is a bit much, even for you. [More]

MLB.tv Decides Entire Planet Is A Blackout Area

MLB.tv Decides Entire Planet Is A Blackout Area

The MLB.tv banner ads that brag, “NO BLACKOUTS!: Blackout and other restrictions apply” may be more accurate than we initially thought. Owen tells Consumerist that he was unable to watch a Cubs/Braves game, even though he was trying to watch well after the game was over, when blackouts should no longer apply. [More]

Watch Baseball With No Blackouts – Blackout Restrictions May Apply

Andrew sent us this perplexing banner from MLB.tv. He saw it on the Atlanta Braves’ web site. “NO BLACKOUTS!” it proclaims. Then at the bottom: “Blackout and other restrictions apply.” Well, at least the banner ad is honest. [More]

Orioles Park Serves Up Sad Hot Dog, Ignores Pleas For Help

Orioles Park Serves Up Sad Hot Dog, Ignores Pleas For Help

A couple years ago, we wrote about the excellent customer service the Washington Nationals provided to a fan who was unable to get a hot dog. We’re sad to say that such responsiveness and concern do not extend north to Baltimore’s Camden Yards, where we suffered our own tale of hot dog woe this past weekend.

New Baseball Season, Same Bad Service From MLB.TV

New Baseball Season, Same Bad Service From MLB.TV

For fans who don’t live in the same area as their favorite team, the glorious beginning of a new baseball season is tarnished by the flawed methods for keeping up with games. And once again MLB.TV, the official package from Major League Baseball, is making its case for the worst option.

8 Banks Took $153.4 Billion In Tax Payer Money, Spent $845 Million On Naming Rights

8 Banks Took $153.4 Billion In Tax Payer Money, Spent $845 Million On Naming Rights

Should bailout out banks be buying naming rights? Dennis Kucinich doesn’t think so, and last week he urged the Treasury department to cancel one such deal between Citibank and the New York Mets. Now Bloomberg says that seven more bailed out banks are spending money on stadium rights.

Should Citibank Pay $400 Million To Name A Stadium While Taking Taxpayer Money?

Should Citibank Pay $400 Million To Name A Stadium While Taking Taxpayer Money?

The New York Mets are getting a new stadium. It’ll be called Citi Field and that honor cost Citibank (and by extension, one could argue, taxpayers) $400 million.

Police Dispatch Log: Taco Bell "Steal A Taco" Promotion Turns Ugly

Police Dispatch Log: Taco Bell "Steal A Taco" Promotion Turns Ugly

Reader Kevin sent us the following entry from his town’s police dispatch log. It seems that the “Steal A Taco” promotion was causing some problems at the drive-thru window of his local Taco Bell.

Free Tacos Today At Taco Bell

Free Tacos Today At Taco Bell

That “Steal A Base, Steal A Taco” promotion is today, October 28th, from 2pm to 6pm. Get a free beef crunchy taco thanks to Jason Bartlett of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Taco Bell: Dude Steals Base In World Series, So Enjoy Your Free Taco

Taco Bell: Dude Steals Base In World Series, So Enjoy Your Free Taco

A base was stolen last night in Game 1 of the World Series (yes, it seems that they do still bother to televise baseball after the Red Sox are eliminated,) meaning that everyone in America is eligible to receive a free taco. You have the Tampa Bay Rays and shortstop Jason Bartlett to thank this year. Be sure to send him a note.