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The DirecTV idea drawing interest

This is the last thing MLB wanted to happen.

A proposal to make Major League Baseball's "Extra Innings" exclusive to DirecTV has drawn the ire of Sen. John Kerry.

The Massachusetts Democrat said he plans to raise the matter with the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission at a hearing Thursday.

"I am opposed to anything that deprives people of reasonable choices," Kerry said in a statement. "In this day and age, consumers should have more choices -- not fewer. I'd like to know how this serves the public -- a deal that will force fans to subscribe to DirecTV in order to tune in to their favorite players. A Red Sox fan ought to be able to watch their team without having to switch to DirecTV."

I knew one his daughters was a big Red Sox fan, but I wasn't sure he was.  Apparently he is and missing out watching his favorite team while he is in Washington, ain't goin' to cut it.

If the committee doesn't like what it hears they could threaten MLB's antitrust status, and the idea of losing it is one scary thing to the organization.