I live in Loganville, GA which, for those of you not familiar with the Atlanta area, is about halfway between Atlanta and Athens GA, east of the city. Now, I love baseball and I’m happy to pony up the money for MLB.TV. I pay for cable so the absurd blackout restrictions that are placed upon MLB.TV by MLB and their broadcasting partners don’t generally bother me.
For a long, long time, I had AT&T DSL for my internet access. To say the service was bad is a massive understatement. I could not stream the MLB.TV games on my Apple TV. I couldn’t even watch the clips in the MLB app without the video buffering. It was frustrating. At the time, we were using DirecTV. Our satelite dish was damaged and I decided to use the opportunity to jump in whole hog as a Comcast customer.
So far, Comcast has been great for me. The speed has been amazing. My MLB.TV picture is every bit as great as the cable picture. Now, the speed is the important thing, but I’ve discovered another shocking benefit. For some reason, my IP address reports as Omaha, Nebraska. This means I can watch Braves games on MLB.TV.
Now, with every Braves game on local cable, that might not seem like such a big deal. On a night like tonight though, it’s a massive deal. I hate Chip Caray. He’s an awful broadcaster. Tonight, I get to watch my Braves on TV and I get to watch the Dodgers feed.
Vin Scully is the greatest. Thank you Comcast. Please don’t renew my IP address. Please.