'Take Me Out to the Ballgame...' - KMSP-TV

From Anchor Marla Tellez

'Take Me Out to the Ballgame...'

Posted: Updated:

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame...Take me out the crowd..."

For the love of baseball, at least, let me watch the game in the comfort of my own home! If you're like me you likely can't watch today's season home opener at Dodger Stadium, or any other Dodger game, in fact, because you're a DirecTV customer.  The deal struck between Time Warner Cable and the new Dodgers-owned channel SportsNet LA means us 1.2 million DirecTV'ers in Los Angeles are left in the dark.  To put it bluntly, this is absurd and unacceptable.  Sure, we can listen on the radio (which can be exciting and nostalgic), head to a local sports bar (one that doesn't subscribe to DirecTV, of course), or actually go to the stadium and watch the game in person (which I look forward to doing), but in this day and age, not being able to kick back on the couch and turn on the institution that is the Dodgers is downright ludicrous. 

And, here's the kicker, and I dare say it (as I have on Good Day LA): I'm not even a Dodger girl.  PLEASE! don't hold this against me. Born in San Francisco and having lived there most of my life, I'm a Giants fan.  HOWEVER, BECAUSE I'M NOW A PROUD ANGELENO, I WILL SUPPORT DODGER BLUE AND THE ANGELS (the exception being when they face my orange and black).  But, it's hard to support the Dodgers when I can't even watch them on my TV.

On that note, it looks like I'll be posting up at a neighborhood sports bar to catch today's much anticipated sold-out home opener... against the... Giants! It's Ryu v. Vogelsong. First pitch, 1:10pm. 

"Let me root, root, root for the _____" (wink, wink.)   

  • Share ThisMore>>

  • Venice Lightning Strike Survivor Meets His Rescuers

    Venice Lightning Strike Survivor Meets His Rescuers

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:48:58 GMT
    A month and a day has passed since the fatal lightning strike suddenly hit the shore off Venice Beach, hospitalizing about a dozen people. One of the most critically injured patients was reunited with his rescuers by the Venice Pier Thursday.
    A month and a day has passed since the fatal lightning strike suddenly hit the shore off Venice Beach, hospitalizing about a dozen people. One of the most critically injured patients was reunited with his rescuers by the Venice Pier Thursday.
  • Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

    Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

    Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.
    Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.
  • National Dog Day: Send Us Your Pup Pics

    National Dog Day: Send Us Your Pup Pics

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:17:59 GMT
    The purpose of the holiday is to show appreciation for the millions of the dogs in the US that keep us safe and bring us comfort and companionship.
    The purpose of the holiday is to show appreciation for the millions of the dogs in the US that keep us safe and bring us comfort and companionship.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices