Whatever their politics, baseball fans nationwide can thank John Kerry for encouraging MLB to keep out-of-market games on cable. Baseball was planning a $700 million exclusive deal with DirecTV that would have forced most fans to switch cable providers, a daunting prospect, before the Massachusetts senator intervened.
Now, the unconventionally capitalized iN Demand will assume approximately the same equity as DirecTV. IN Demand will extending its free-preview period for MLB's "Extra Innings" package, which contains aforementioned out-of-market games, to next week. The Royals diaspora, one imagines, is beside itself with relief.