Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jim Crane is pissed, won't blink

Jim Crane said tonight that the Astros/CSN Houston aren't interested in lowering their price.

Everybody is waiting until the last minute to see who is going to blink. I can guarantee you we will not blink. We're in it for the long run. We're in it to fix the team. We're in it to build a winner, and this is a big part of building a winner.

Instead of blinking, he's encouraging you to yell and swear and protest and make signs and stuff.

CSN Houston President/General Manager Andrew Hutchings doesn't exactly put a positive spin on you seeing that first game on the network on Tuesday, saying that they have made concessions on subscriber fees:

“We have gone back and forth (with providers). We have placed proposals in front of them, but the bottom line we are feeling is that the providers simply are just unwilling to move unless they are absolutely forced to, and that is with the fans out there and their customers demanding that they get this deal done...Despite our own efforts, we are growing less optimistic by the day that we will reach agreement (by the opening series). We’re concerned with that.”
There you have it, friends. They've had since 2010 to figure this crap out, and unless somebody bends, the fans will be in the loss column.