The Eddie Kranepool Society

Saturday, March 25, 2006

OPENING DAY JUST ABOUT A WEEK AWAY, WHERE'S MY SNY? From Neil Best column in NEWSDAY today: {SportsNet New York's debut on Cablevision Thursday gave the Mets' new outlet distribution from all three of the area's major cable companies, joining Time Warner and Comcast, part-owners of SNY.Now the focus will turn to the two major satellite distributors. An industry source said DirecTV almost certainly will sign on in time for the April 3 opener.} Forget that all this should have been handled already but I have to figure by Monday DirecTV will be on board here. I finally got to speak to Meggan Bossett at SNY (she sounds about 12 years old) and she told me they are just finalizing some details with DirecTV. But when I asked if I would have SNY on my DirecTV system by Monday or opening day the latest she said "I can not comment on the negotiations". Thanks a lot. Then she asked me if I contacted DirecTV myself.So of course I got sarcastic with her and said "WOW I never thought of that gee you think they would know more about this than you guys"? I guess it went over her head as she said "maybe". So I bid her good bye as I think she was late for her Girl Scout meeting. I've called DirecTV many times and they tell me the same thing, "We carry all the regional sports channels so we will most likely carry SNY as well" That's great everything tells you the same thing "we are in negotiations" "We are talking every day" "We are close" but no one can say what's the fuckin' hold up here. Between Beltran bunting and no SNY my aggravation meter is just about off the charts. All I need is for the Skill Sets to bring Art Howe back as an advisor and I'll be taking hostages.,0,4939505.story?coll=ny-sports-print < |