MLB.com vs DirecTV

I canceled my MLB.com subscription today, and instead, ordered the sports package on DirecTV (not the “Extra Innings” package but the monthly premium package). There are several reasons:

  1. MLB.com was not working well on my Macs and I didn’t want to use it on my work PC.
  2. MLB.com is $15/month and the resolution is fair at best
  3. The premium sports package on DirecTV is $10/month (because I already have the HBO package)
  4. The premium sports package includes several dozen channels including YES, NESN and many FOX Sports channels. I can see just as many Yankee games and ultimately, at a cheaper price.

Incidentally, I was on hold for a hair over 15 minutes waiting to cancel my MLB.com subscription. But I finally got through to a rep, cancelled the subscription and received a confirmation by email.

And by the time I got home from work, my sports package was already working so I can watch the Yankee game on YES tonight.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.