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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Apple pulls independent baseball podcasts from iTunes at MLB’s request

In one of the more disappointing things we’ve seen out of them lately, MLB is reportedly requesting that iTunes pull several team-related podcasts from their service. Among the affected podcasts are Twins podcast Gleeman and the Geek (hosted by Aaron Gleeman of NBC Sports), Pirates podcast Pirates Prospects, a second Twins podcast in Talk to Contact, Mets podcast Mets Musings, Cubs podcast Bleacher Nation, and Yankees podcast It’s About the Yankees, Stupid, among many others.

First they came for the podcasts, but I said nothing, for I was not a podcast.

 

Scott Lange Posted: May 07, 2014 at 02:26 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mlbam, podcasts

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   1. Esoteric Posted: May 07, 2014 at 03:18 PM (#4702390)
Stupid, self-defeating move if truly done at the instigation of MLB. These podcasts only increase fan enthusiasm and engagement.
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 07, 2014 at 03:23 PM (#4702400)
already posted
   3. winnipegwhip Posted: May 07, 2014 at 04:19 PM (#4702485)
I misread the headline and I thought MLB was forcing Independent League team broadcasts off of ITunes. That isn't the case and of course that wouldn't make sense which also may give credence to the idea that MLB would do it.
   4. Scott Lange Posted: May 07, 2014 at 04:59 PM (#4702526)
Is there any way I can delete this, since it was posted by someone else just before me?
   5. boteman Posted: May 07, 2014 at 06:00 PM (#4702580)
Nope. It's up to the almighty moderator RRepoz to refrain from approving a post that he knows will duplicate a previous one. Not sure why this happens.
   6. JoeHova Posted: May 07, 2014 at 06:09 PM (#4702583)
It's weird how behind the times MLB is with stuff like this, especially considering how forward thinking MLBAM was/is in some ways.

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