As Vin Scully's Last Season Begins, Most Dodger Fans Still Can't Watch The Team
The baseball season officially starts on Monday, and many Dodger fans across Southern California still won't be able to see the Boys of Summer in their own homes.Oh, and did we mention that it's Vin Scully's final season as the Dodgers' announcer?
Right now, around two-thirds of Southern California households are unable to watch the Dodgers on SportsNet LA, a channel owned by Time Warner. Currently, only Time Warner, Charter and Bright House customers can get SportsNet LA in their homes. On Thursday, Time Warner announced that they were unable to convince other carriers—such as AT&T, DirecTV, and Cox—to sit down at the table to negotiate a deal to bring the channel to the rest of Southern California.
"They've rejected every offer we've made," Time Warner Cable spokesman Andrew Fegyveresi told the L.A. Times. Earlier this week, Time Warner lowered the price of the channel, but still none of them bit.
The season starts on Monday, April 4 in San Diego against the Padres. The Dodgers will have their home opener on Tuesday, April 12 when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks.