This fall, you don’t need an enhanced television package like DirectStarTV in order to catch live playoff action. However, you might want to look into upgrading your television package regardless, so as to be able to tap into the benefits of DVR and instant replay. Now, it is true that for many of the MLB’s broadest and most enthusiastic fan bases and sportsbiz, this postseason has already lost some of its luster. The Yankees and Phillies, favorites in many people’s eyes to reach the World Series, both lost in the first round. The Red Sox failed to make the playoffs. And the Atlanta Braves, looking to return to playoff prowess and having had a magnificent season, just barely missed out on the postseason thanks to a late season collapse. However, this postseason is still very exciting, and well worth keeping an eye on.
In the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers have been one of baseball’s most entertaining teams all year, thanks to the dominance on the field of Prince Fielder and the postgame, jokester antics of Nyjer Morgan. They remain in the playoffs after dismissing the Arizona Diamondbacks, and are locked in a tight series with Albert Pujols and the much-overlooked St. Louis Cardinals, who upset the Phillies in the division series. [UPDATE: The Cards defeated the Brewers in game six to win the NLCS. Game one of the 2011 World Series begins on Wednesday, October 15.) Meanwhile, on the American League side, the Texas Rangers will be in the World Series for the second year in a row after taking out the Detroit Tigers in six games. The Rangers and their proud fans such as former U.S. President George Bush have good reason to claim that they will be the favorites to win this year’s World Series title. Ultimately, the NLCS should still offer plenty of real-time and after the game excitement, and we are in for a very intriguing and techie World Series.
This is why, even if you get all of the games on basic cable, and even if your favorite team has already been eliminated, you may want to consider upgrading to a DVR package for the playoffs. With the ability to record games and conduct your own instant replay, your enjoyment of the postseason, and of each individual game, can be greatly enhanced. There really is no better way to watch sports these days than with a DVR and HD… You can record games to fast forward through commercials, pause games to eat or take a break, and, most enjoyably, slow down and replay action with your own controls. If you are looking for a way to spice up the remainder of the MLB postseason, a DVR system or enhanced cable package certainly might be one way to start.
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