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Selig Promises to set Things Right

Yeah, sure.

For those of you who watch the Marlins via or an extra innings package, count me among those numbers: Bud Selig is promising to fix the MLB blackout restrictions.

Even the commissioner of baseball isn't immune to the sport's television blackout rules.

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.