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MLB: My Favorite Illegal Cartel

Via Awful Announcing, a group of baseball fans are suing MLB and its broadcast partners to challenge their blackout policies:

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These plaintiffs assert that MLB's 30 teams are an "illegal cartel" that make "agreements to eliminate competition in the distribution of games over the Internet and television."

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The lawsuit further alleges that the defendants, including the cable and satellite companies, agree "to divide the live-game video presentation market into exclusive territories, which are protected by anticompetitive blackouts.

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While I approve of any effort to upend the gangster Selig and his illegal war on baseball fans, the last time I participated in a class action lawsuit I got a check for $6.37.

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