Apparently a distance of 198 miles away is still a “home market”

Well, I was just about to pull the trigger on the MLB.TV Premium subscription for 2012 at a not so small cost of $125, when I saw the blackout warning on the subscription page. Just out of curiousity, I clicked on the link thinking that the Indians and Reds would be blacked out in Columbus, Ohio. Imagine my surprise to find out after clicking the IP detection link (and using the zip code lookup just to see if the results were different) that even though it takes me about 3 to 3.5 hours depending on traffic to get to PNC park, I am in the Pittsburgh Pirates home area, and as a result, all their games (home and away) are unavailable for live viewing.

Nice job MLB, you just cost yourself $125.

BTW, thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Ronnie Montrose, who just passed away this past weekend.

EDIT: Also, I forgot to mention that it is only 180 miles to Comerica Park from here. Awesome.

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