I’ve been mulling over a conversation from a dinner last week about the Houston Astros. As you’re all aware, the new regional sports network that the Astros are part owners of (they own 46.3%) isn’t available widely in Houston yet. So far, Comcast Sports Net is available on Comcast and a few small cable providers, but I don’t have it at my house, just like 60% of Houston homes.
This came up at a dinner full of Astros fans last week and it begged the question, “If your cable provider doesn’t carry CSN by Opening Day, will you change your cable to Comcast?” My answer was a resounding, “Hell, no.” I had Comcast once upon a time and for reasons I won’t bore you with here I swore them off. What surprised me was that half the people at the table said they would, indeed, change to Comcast if that’s the only way they’d see games. The remainder of us had other ways we’d stay abreast, including the radio, but held firm that we wouldn’t budge.
Since the Chronicle online blog posted a story about possible conspiracy theories and Jayne over at What the Heck, Bobby got up on her soapbox, I figured it was time to ask all of you what you will do. So, check the box…
Terri Schlather (AGirlintheSouth) is the tortured Senior Houston Astros Writer for Aerys Sports. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow her ridiculous ramblings on sports, vodka and the weeone on twitter @agirlinthesouth.