Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Cablevision is losing its way?

According to the New York Times article, "Mets Decide the Time Is Right for a Cable Network of Their Own," Cablevision may be left without a baseball team affiliated with its sports networks MSG and FSNY. Without baseball after 2005, which has the largest amount of games available of live programming, Cablevision will have to cut its fees again.

Instead of taking it on the chin, what Cablevision should do is buy a team like the Kansas City Royals for ~$90 million and move them into the NY region. Although local team owners George Steinbrenner and Fred Wilpon may protest, I do not think it would be too much of a problem with the commissioner Bud Selig as it rescues a moribund franchise from a too small local market.