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Options for Watching Mets Games

Now, since spring training is mere weeks away, the long drought of watching real time baseball is over.  Sort of. 


Like many other NYC and NYC area residents, purchasing cable for the sole purpose of watching SNY is absurd.  Even dismissing the illegalities of p2p streams, those things are almost always unbearably poor in terms of quality.  Satellite television packages look nice until you realize they're 12-month offers with a 24-month contract and an unfriendly cancellation fee.  Forget watching every game at a bar.

Being as how the congregation here is fairly astute and savvy, I wanted to open up a discussion on what options people go with.  Maybe cable, with cancelling as soon as the season ends is actually the best option.  Perhaps someone knows a great way to circumvent MLB.tv blackouts that don't involve intricate use of proxies that destroy picture quality.  Maybe there's a top secret way to just purchase a subscription to SNY.

First though is my fail method from last season.  I live in Brooklyn and don't have cable.  I ordered MLB.tv, but only used it to watch out of market fantasy relevant games.  Ran it through a crappy old PC, so the quality was often kind of choppy.  When it came to Mets games, first I tried using P2P torrents of live games, but most of the time they were delayed a solid five minutes and the picture quality was so bad I couldn't follow the ball.  I built my own HD antenna, so I could watch the six or seven regular tv games ok enough.  Went to bars for a few games, but with the amount spent there I may as well have gotten cable and stayed home. 

What about you guys/gals?

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