You can actually watch the Nats tonight

Sure it is only spring training and there might be other things on, but for millions of area Comcast viewers any chance to see the Nationals on TV is a rare one, so it it worth mentioning. Tonight, Ch. 20 WDCA will broadcast the hometown team as it takes on the Braves in spring training action.

Why can’t Comcast viewers see Nats games regularly? Well, because Comcast sued MASN, the sports channel that Baltimore owner Peter Angelo$ created after Bud Selig cowardly gave him the Nats TV rights. Comcast contends that creating this channel violates their agreements with the Orioles and will not air MASN until there is a resolution. It looks like Angelo$ will ultimately win though. Either way, trying to pick a winner in this fight is like WWII when it was the Soviets vs. Nazis.

This Sunday, and the Fan Campaign to Get the Nationals on Cable are holding a press conference at RFK Stadium to urge Comcast to give into Angelo$.

Comcast’s belligerence in the face of clear and repetitive legal judgments is futile, and is only serving to alienate its customers here in the Washington area. As customers, we need to tell Comcast that it’s time to move on. As fans, we need to tell them we want MASN in our cable lineup.

U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), Maryland Delegate Peter Franchot (D-20), and Virginia Delegate Brian Moran (D-46) are scheduled to speak at the event.

1 Comment so far

  1. Joseph J. Finn (unregistered) on March 24th, 2006 @ 12:16 pm

    I’m of the general opinion, as Terry Pratchett once wrote about a character, that when it comes to Angelos the best side in an argument is usually the one opposite from him.

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