While their Cactus League schedule is over and they’ve already played two regular season games in Sydney, Australia, the Los Angeles Dodgers start a three-game exhibition Freeway Series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim tonight. Zack Greinke will be on the mound for the Dodgers while newcomer Hector Santiago starts for the Halos.
Tonight will be another reminder for those without Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks or Champion Broadband that they still can’t see their Dodgers. Speaking to the media prior to the game tonight, Dodgers president Stan Kasten is concerned about cable deals haven’t been made via Bill Shaikin of the LA Times:
Kasten: "I am disappointed deals haven't been closed yet .. I am now concerned."
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) March 27, 2014
Fans without SportsNet LA will be able to watch the Dodgers on Fox Sports West, KCOP and ESPN the next four games as deals hope to be made in the near future. This same process went on when Time Warner Cable was making deals with distributors about the Los Angeles Lakers channel, Time Warner Cable Sportsnet as fans missed regular season games as well.
The Dodgers will be another huge draw this season as Kasten announced the team has sold three million tickets already. With World Series aspirations and an energetic team, fans continue to hound their cable providers to make a deal for the 24/7 Dodger channel. Kasten also updated where negotiations stand with other cable providers via Vincent Bonsignore of the LA Daily News:
#Dodgers president Stan Kasten: Negotiations are ongoing (deal will eventually get done) to allow all cable fans access to new channel
— Vincent Bonsignore (@DailyNewsVinny) March 27, 2014
To tell your cable provider you want the Dodgers channel, continue to hound them on the phone or let them know through INeedMyDodgers.com. While it doesn’t seem likely a deal will get done by Opening Day, hopefully it’ll get done soon into the regular season so everyone can watch their Dodgers.
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