The 7th MLB.TV subscriber here, I guess. Been a subscriber for the past 8 years, mostly Dodgers games. They were more engrossing when Vin Scully was the announcer. With successor Joe Davis the past 2 years, he is adequate but seems at times to be detached and sounds a little bored, giving me the opportunity to listen to other announcers. I have enjoyed the informality of the Rangers’ Dave Raymond, who for example described one less-than-suave series of occurrences as a “wack-a-doodle” play. Thank you MLB.TV for such experiences.
Like RickJay, jaycat, and Asimovian, I’ve noticed the water-slowly-dripping-on-the-forehead repetitiveness (after every half inning) of too few commercials and highlights – noticed for the quarter second needed to mute the sound and stop watching for 2 minutes. (Go ahead MLB.TV and cut off the announcer, who of course should know better, in mid sentence. Then we switch to the other team’s broadcast, because it is not necessarily also showing too much of too little. “Commercial break in progress” can be soothing in its stillness.)
Other annoyances previously mentioned include the sound getting out of sync on the PC and, worse, the same 30 seconds or so of sound repeating over and over. A perennial annoyance with a first-place team is MLB.TV not showing many weekend games live, because they are on Fox or ESPN (or Facebook?).
Has anyone else noticed that mlb.com’s scorekeeping often first lists the replacement players in the wrong spot in the batting order? Why is it so difficult for mlb.com to get the revised lineup right the first time? Is the home plate umpire prohibited from sharing the info?
As for excessive greed, maybe only in LA?, the electrical power went out in Dodger stadium during 2 recent games, July 26 and August 30, delaying each game for about 20 minutes. A nanosecond after each power outage, MLB.TV started running commercials without any explanation of what had happened. Thankfully (grumble), MLB.TV also has radio broadcasts, which did tell us listeners what had happened. And eventually mlb.com did post a notice about each delayed game. Yes, it’s tough at times being a sybarite.