Twins 2011 cable deal with FSN means the free TV era is almost overCity Pages #January_11January 12, 2019
That means for the first time ever, you can only catch one of the 150 locally broadcast games if you have cable.
[jump] Last year, any Joe Six-Pack could flip on WFTC My29 on a Sunday and catch one of 26 Twins game gratis.
Coverage begins Friday, April 1 against the Blue Jays in Toronto, and at the home opener against Oakland on April 8.
Iles says fans should look on the bright side.
FSN will broadcast the games out to a wider, five-state audience and be available in HD.
“We don’t look as it as the end of an era,” he says.
“They have a payroll that is going to rival the big boys — New York, Boston, LA.
The Twins are right there,” he says.
Bars will show the games, new streaming options are available online and on smartphones, and, of course, we’ve still got the good old fashioned radio broadcast.
They still feel connected.