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MLB says Slingbox steals our national pastime

MLB says Slingbox steals our national pastime

Major League Baseball, second only to the NFL in its success at greedily limiting distribution of its product; charging giant sums of money for any and all rebroadcasting; and aggravating fans nationwide with seemingly arbitrary, money-motivated TV blackouts, is now making noises about how it thinks Slingbox is helping users steal baseball. George Kliavkoff, executive vice president of business for MLB Advanced Media, got into a tiff with Rich Buchanan, Sling Media's vice president of marketing, insisting that a cable subscriber who uses Slingbox to watch a Giants game while on the road to Chicago would actually be taking money from the mouths of Chicago cable affiliates (who probably aren't going to air it anyway). Did you follow that? No? Well, let me break it down for you. It's asinine, and you should just watch Segway polo on CNET.