ESPN HD: Are they showing the MLB playoffs and will they be in HD?

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  1. Manuel

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    Title says it all. This will make me get the HD package for sure.

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    ESPN IS showing some of this year MLB Divisional Series games. I don't know for sure, but I assume that at least some of the playoff games they show will be in HD.
     
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    ESPN currently has access to two HD production trucks. One is committed to the Saturday night college game, and the other to the Sunday night NFL game. So, unless they can rent a third truck, your only hope would be a mid-week game.
     
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    Thanks Scott and Scott. Even though I am really tempted to get the Dish HD package, I have looked at the the HDNet and Movies guide and did not see anything that really interests me. Does anyone know if they will show any Cowboys, Mavs, Stars, Nascar,(not that these are my favorite teams but the owner is from Dallas) ect... events this fall? I am having a hard time justifying $10 at this moment.

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    HDNet cannot show any Dallas Cowboy games. The NFL has exclusive contracts with Fox, CBS, ABC/ESPN and DirecTV for national coverage of all regular season and playoff games. I do not know about the other teams (Mavs, Stars, etc.).
     

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