Hardball on the hard drive

I’ve abandoned mlb.tv for the postseason, as all the games are being shown live on one of our cable channels, NASN. But Major League Baseball is quietly leading the way in delivering digital content over the Net. I’ll definitely be signing up for another season of watching the White Sox on mlb.tv next year. But in the meantime, MLB has just started a service where you can download classic games (eg, Carlton Fisk’s homer in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, Barry Bonds hitting Numbers 70 and 71) to your hard drive, then burn them on to a video CD. And for just $3.95 a game. Fantastic! I think the RIAA could learn a few things from baseball.