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Mets Win!

Mike SteffanosMonday, April 3, 2006
By Mike Steffanos

Mets Win! Mets 3 - Nationals 2

Thanks for the baserunning, Washington. Soriano thrown out at the plate by Cliff Floyd in the eighth, down by a run with no outs. Then Vidro tries to stretch a single into a double and gets thrown out by Beltran for the final out. I've heard from people that were able to watch that the Mets blew both calls, but they were still dumb baserunning plays of the type the Mets made too many of last season. Nice to be on the other end of that.

Maybe Xavier Nady will grow on me...

Good to get this game out of the way, and get off to a better start than last year. It wasn't perfect, but if sure is sweet. Wish I could have seen it.

DirecTV and SNY Update
I've been contacted by people that have spoken to DirecTV representatives and have been told that a deal was in place with SNY and then SNY reneged on it. Gotham Baseball has been on top of this one. This is becoming a pretty sleazy story.

Update 5:30 PM
WFAN is reporting that there is now a deal in place between DirecTV and SportsNet New York.

I evened listened to Mike and the Mad Dog for a while because I was so hungry for more Mets. Then Chris Russo guaranteed the Mets would have lost the game if Soriano wasn't called out at the plate. "We're New York sports?" Radio is now off. God, those 2 guys suck...

Confirmation 5:40 PM
Newsday's Neil Best confirms SNY - DirecTV deal.

Box Score

Comments (7)

I just called direcTV and she said" she has not heard from anyone that the deal is in place" I hope she is wrong!
Let's put the fans first and worry about the details later.

I've been skeptical, too, but it's a done deal. Relax. Just ordered DirecTV myself.

Mike S.
From SNY.com:

04/03/2006 8:12 PM ET
DIRECTV adds SportsNET New York to lineup
New network offered as part of Total Choice, Sports Pack programming
SportsNet New York
NEW YORK -- SportsNet New York and DIRECTV today announced a long-term agreement to provide the new regional sports network featuring the New York Mets and the New York Jets to DIRECTV customers.

The new network will be available this Wednesday to DIRECTV customers within the SportsNet New York footprint who subscribe to any DIRECTV TOTAL CHOICE® programming package. DIRECTV will also offer SNY as part of its SPORTS Pack, which is available a la carte throughout the United States to all DIRECTV customers. The network will debut on channel 625. The agreement will also allow DIRECTV to deliver to its high-definition (HD) customers an HD version of select home Mets games produced by SNY.

"We are thrilled to announce that SportsNet New York will be available to DIRECTV customers," said Jon Litner, President of SportsNet New York. "We look forward to providing Mets games, extensive coverage of the Jets as well as our compelling blend of 24/7 sports programming to DIRECTV customers."

"We appreciate the patience of the many Mets fans who were eagerly waiting to watch an exciting Mets team on SportsNet New York via DIRECTV," said Dan Fawcett, executive vice president, Programming Acquisition, DIRECTV, Inc. "As the nation's premiere sports programming provider, we could not let these fans down."

Even some Hi-Def........gotta love it...and it's about time....Just wish I knew the time that SNY was debuting...sure want to see that!

Thanks for the info, Tom.

I really enjoy the station, get to see alot of games of the mets winning most of the time....keep up direcTV the good work by getting the stations that matter...go METS, I like the METS fast forward....

Thanks, Lou

Dear Sports Network,

I am a frequent viewer of your show. I wanted to share how I am pleased to see that you have a variety of people on the panel to discuss current hot topics in addition to sports. You really give viewers an opportunity to deliver their viewpoints about an issue.

I believe in just putting stuff out there that’s worthy of discussion. So, I am writing because I wanted to share that I was witnessed history in the making when Don King, Rory Holloway and John Horne cut the greatest and biggest purse deal in boxing. Perhaps in sports and business because it involved a hotel, vendors, cable networks, pay per view and a host of others. All was done to set up Mike Tyson’s contract. No one ever talks about this deal or no one from that camp speaks about this momentous time in boxing history and how it was such a stepping stone. It’s now over 10 years later and all we hear about is how the negatives of Mike Tyson or his current standing.

This is worthy of some in-depth research and conversation on your show to begin to tap into what really went down. Man, this is big! Hey listen, whether it’s me or someone else in the camp, this has to be discussed.

A fan like the others,
Gordon K.

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