Cord-Cutters Dashing Diamond Dreams
It seemed like a home run. The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t exactly dominated baseball, so when they secured a $2.5 billion, 25-year contract for Comcast to air their games, it was a dream come true. It theoretically allows them to lavish the proceeds on top players, just like the chumps-to-champs Chicago Cubs did. But web-happy viewers are cord-cutting in droves, potentially bankrupting these cable cash cows. So fans may delight in streaming their Phils under a new league deal with Facebook, but come October, their path might not be a cake walk.