The dawn of the streaming era once promised a brighter future for sports fans, a blissful world of a la carte consumption in which everyone could break free of their overstuffed, overpriced cable subscriptions and pay only for what they really wanted to see.
The reality, as baseball die hards are discovering this season, is much less idyllic.
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