Please forgive the following rant. Thanks to Direct TV's latest deal with MLB, I will no longer follow baseball and I will no longer support the Red Sox. Bud Selig's attempt to suck every last penny out of my pocket and force me to alter my viewing choices has led me to this decision. Here's why. I live in Florida in a large gated community and a portion of my association dues are spent to bring discounted cable to every home . My best guess is $35/month is spent on a great cable package that includes the NFL Network. My community has 1000+ homes and similar gated communites just in my town have the same group cable plans (3-4000 homes). Selig and the greedy owners hope that these families are willing to pay twice (cable and Dish) just for the opportunity to pay an additional $169 for the MLB package. Last year, I forked over the $160 and probably watched 100 Red Sox games on my cable system. I was happy, and my sons became baseball fans and my youngest worshipped all things "Big Papi".Two years ago, I gave MLB.TV a shot at $10 a month and it was the most aggravating experience. No more!I'm guesstimating that this new Direct TV deal would cost me an additional $700 a year. Not gonna happen. I feel bad for my kids...but they will move on with other interests and maybe catch a game on a Saturday. Not me though. Thanks Bud. Keep squeezing the fans and ring out every last dollar from your advertisers while showing those 9:00PM playoff games. You serve the youth of America well. Hopefully the NFL will not go to the extremes that baseball has. The Pats are on Network TV about 8-10 games per year down here. The NFL Network seems to have the Pats on there "Games of the Week" often enough. And of course their are neighborhood sports bars.