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Baseball Goes On Trial for Millions of Fans, Billions of Dollars

  • Case could shake up lucrative broadcast deals for MLB, pay TV
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Game Three of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on October 30, 2015.
Photographer: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

It isn’t easy to be a Mets fan in Iowa. 

To watch the Amazin’s barnstorm the U.S. last year in their once-in-a-generation march to the World Series, an Iowan had to buy a jumbo package of broadcasts including hundreds of games she didn’t want -- and excluding dozens she did.