I love the idea of MLB.tv. Baseball games at my fingertips? I can watch a game that happened a month ago? No commercials? Either team’s announcers? Skip around from inning to inning? Those are all great things. The price and the fact that I would have to enjoy the games on my computer have always made me shy away. Where I am at now I only have my laptop and that really isn’t my first choice for watching stuff.
Recently, I found out that the PS3 has an MLB.tv app that allows you to access your MLB.tv features while using the console. My initial reaction was that I would get it once I returned to living in California, because it would be the very best way to watch most Phillies games. (Aside from games against the Dodgers or Angels, I guess.) At that time I figured I would be back this summer. But, now that circumstances are forcing me to stay in Philadelphia longer than I originally thought I have been heavily considering signing up for MLB.tv now to have while I am here. Sure, I won’t be able to watch the Phillies live. But, I will be able to enjoy ever other MLB team, and watch Phillies games 90 minutes after they are over. (Which is more than I can do now, since I don’t have Comcast which carries a large portion of their games.) But, it really is more of an extravagance than it would be in California. Not that it would be a necessity there, but at least I could justify it by saying it is the only way I could watch any Phillies games.
How does everyone else like the service? Anything I should add to my considerations? Any reasons I should just forget about the whole thing? Any reasons I should get it right now?