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Thursday’s Mashup: TBS gets bashed on Twitter after stream of AL wild card game unavailable for many angry viewers

Lucy Burdge
October 04, 2018 - 6:14 am

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THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Colorado at Milwaukee, 5:07 p.m. (FS1)
MLB: Atlanta at LA Dodgers, 8:37 p.m. (MLB Network)
NFL: Indianapolis at New England, 8:20 p.m. (Fox, NFL Network)
NHL: Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m. (NESN, ALT-FM 92.9)
NHL: Nashville at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Philadelphia at Vegas, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Many cable subscribers looking to stream the Yankees-A’s wild card game Wednesday night through the Watch TBS app were not happy when they ran into an error message saying the game was unavailable.

Viewers took to Twitter to air their grievances.

TBS never responded on Twitter to the complaints but the stream reportedly started working around the fourth inning.

-- Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been suspended indefinitely for insider trading and Pete Carroll is having a tough time wrapping his head around it.

Carroll told reporters on Wednesday the indefinite nature of the suspension throws uncertainty into his roster.

“How do you define indefinitely?” Carroll said. “I don’t know. We pressed that. What does that mean? It means indefinitely. We don’t have a sense for what’s going to happen right now and they couldn’t give us any, so we know nothing moving forward. A month ago, or when we signed him up, we thought that there would be a time when there would be somewhat of a length of the suspension that wasn’t indefinite. I don’t know what that means. We thought it was going to be two, three weeks or something like that. I don’t know what’s happening now with that.”

Kendricks was suspended on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty last month to federal insider trading charges.

"It happened four and a half years ago, so it's a story that's been worked on for a long time," Carroll said. "There's a lot of good information. We've come to learn who he is and what he's all about and how remorseful he was and how he admitted to his mistake a long time ago -- he paid the money back, he did all of the right things along the way. The process continues, but we just checked everything we could possibly check out, and he's a guy that deserves a second chance."

Kendricks is appealing the suspension and is not scheduled to be sentenced until Jan. 24. He could be facing up to 37 months in prison.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “If it makes you and half the fans personally feel better to trash me, please let it all out. At the end of the day, I'm 26 years old with the best job in the world with the best team and the rest of my life set up. Negative comments have no effect towards me. Let it all out.” -- Eric Rowe, responding to a hater on Twitter

 

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