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Is MLB Watching Their Potential Fanbase Slip Away‪?‬

We’re another week closer to the start of the regular season, and another potential injury to a big piece of the infield has thrown Steve Carney’s projections into disarray.  We take a look at what Ji-Man Choi missing the start of the year could mean for the guys who would have to take his spot at first base.  Plus, the NFL has a new TV rights deal that includes a number of streaming partners.  We look at how Major League Baseball could be looking at their future fanbase going away because of the two most horrible words in content consumption: local blackouts.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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