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Written by The Staff   
Monday, 05 March 2007 04:25
SeligSpeaking to reporters before Saturday's Cubs-A's game, Commissioner Selig was asked about the controversy surrounding the pending deal to make Extra Innings exclusively available on DirecTV. Selig’s response was that it was "ridiculous". As reported by the Chicago Tribune:

"I've heard for years we have too much product out there," Selig said.

"Everywhere I've gone . . . there's no market that has less than 350 to 400 [televised] games, and some [like Chicago] have quite a bit more than that. We have an enormous amount of product out there.

"As for this deal, what fascinates me is I have spent a lot of time going over it and trying to find out who can't get [DirecTV].

"We're down now to such small numbers, that I'm really wondering [about the fuss].

Selig then went on to say that "… In a year or two, when people understand the significance of this deal . . . everybody will understand it."

 
 
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