The Sports Business Journal is reporting that the Padres are going to begin allowing in market streaming of the broadcasts. This is a remarkable thing. For those of who who are on Cox or out of town, San Diego's mid-sized media market was being made even less than mid-sized by the fact that the Padres weren't allowed on all cable providers and people who wanted to purchase MLBTV to watch the games online weren't allowed to because they were in market, even if they weren't able to actually subscribe to Cox if they wanted to.
It was a terrificly bad way to do things that apparently is getting fixed.
We'll see how well it gets fixed shortly. Until then, I welcome the new bitter fans that will finally be able to see the product that the rest of us have been depressing ourselves over.