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PROGRESS MADE IN ENDING MLB IOWA BROADCAST BLACKOUTS

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OPENING DAY WAS THURSDAY FOR MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE J.D. SCHOLTEN OF SIOUX CITY IS MAKING PROGRESS IN HIS ONGOING EFFORT TO GET BLACKOUTS ENDED IN IOWA OF MAJOR LEAGUE BROADCASTS OF SIX DIFFERENT TEAMS.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL OFFICIALS FLEW TO DES MOINES AND MET WITH IOWA LAWMAKERS TO DISCUSS A BILL THAT HAS BI-PARTISAN CO-SPONSORS.

IT SEEKS TO END RULES THAT PROHIBIT GAMES FEATURING THE CHICAGO CUBS, CHICAGO WHITE SOX, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, KANSAS CITY ROYALS, MINNESOTA TWINS AND MILWAUKEE BREWERS FROM AIRING ON T-V SCREENS IN IOWA.

BLACKOUTS1 OC…..AFFECTED BY THIS. :20

SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER JACK WHITVER ALSO MET WITH THE M-L-B OFFICIALS.

BLACKOUTS2 OC…….THEM ANY GOOD.” :15

WHITVER CALLS THE BLACKOUTS RIDICULOUS AND HE SAYS THE LEAGUE PLANS TO WORK WITH THEIR NETWORK BROADCAST PARTNERS TO FIX IT.

SCHOLTEN SAYS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HAS BEEN PROMISING TO FIX THIS ISSUE SINCE 2015, SO HE PLANS TO CONTINUE PRESSING THE ISSUE:

BLACKOUTS3 OC……PAID FOR. :03

SCHOLTEN SAYS THE FIRST TEST OF WHETHER THE LEAGUE IS SERIOUS ABOUT BROADCASTING MORE GAMES INTO IOWA MAY COME SOON.

THE DIAMOND SPORTS GROUP THAT’S BEEN BROADCASTING TWINS, ROYALS, CARDINALS AND BREWERS GAMES ON T-V HAS FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IF THE COMPANY DOESN’T PAY ITS RIGHTS FEES, THE LEAGUE IS PREPARED TO TAKE OVER BROADCASTING DUTIES.
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