For those of you who watch the Marlins via MLB.tv or an extra innings package, count me among those numbers: Bud Selig is promising to fix the MLB blackout restrictions.
Bud Selig admitted Tuesday that he has been restricted from watching some games this season - and that he intends to change the policy that leaves some cities without as many as six baseball games each night.
"I don't understand (blackouts) myself," Selig said at a luncheon with the Baseball Writers Association of America. "I get blacked out from some games."
While he did not outline a plan, Selig said he had spoken with Major League Baseball about addressing the blackout issue.
"Right now," he said, "I don't know what to do about it. We'll figure it out."
I can believe he doesn't understand the blackout rules. I once called the commissioner's office to lodge a complaint about the rules. Everyone was very nice and patient listening to my dissatisfaction with the policy but no one could give a reasonable explanation for its existence in its present form.
Hopefully, he will be true to his word and a more reasonable fan friendly policy will be instituted.
That is my hope, but I'm not holding my breath.