Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Why I'm mad at the Red Sox on opening day.
For the record, Mrs Philocrites and I are mad about the Red Sox' exile from broadcast TV this season. We've never had cable, so we always looked forward to the Friday night games on Channel 38 and anything Fox picked up. I resent having to look for a cable package. I'm with the angry fan who wrote to the Globe yesterday: "With the high cost of tickets, attending games with my family is difficult enough; now we can't even watch them on TV. It doesn't seem like a great way to cultivate the next generation of fans or to honor people who have been watching this team for years."
I was surprised to learn, however, that only 6 to 7 percent of us in the Boston area don't have cable. That probably explains PBS affiliate WGBH's virtually inaccessible signal (on both 2 and 44) in Cambridge: After all, who needs "public" TV in the city?
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 11 April 2006 at 7:28 AM