I'm what you call a cord cutter. I don't have cable or DirecTV. A few years ago I discovered that all of the shows I watch were either on Netflix, or on Hulu Plus the next day. And since I never watched shows the night they aired, the "next day" part of Hulu didn't matter to me. So I was faced with paying $15 per month for Netflix and Hulu, or paying over $100 more per month for DirecTV for the same content. I decided to get rid of the subscription, which resulted in two things. One, I saved $1000 a year. Two, I keep getting really creepy, ex-girlfriend like letters from DirecTV.
Seriously. If you leave DirecTV, their marketing approach is to send you weekly letters that sound like you just broke up with your girlfriend and she can't get over you. "We want you back". "We miss you". "We'll change". Take a hint. I don't want to be with you, DirecTV. Please get your satellite dish off my house. Also I want my favorite shirt back.
The one problem with cord cutting is that I needed to...
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.