We have a summer cabin in Iowa, and Mediacom, the local cable provider, has gotten super expensive (from my perspective). Last summer, the bill approached $80 after taxes a month. So we're considering switching to Dish Network; I like the idea of one box allowing us to control multiple TV's in the house with one primary television and another channel elsewhere in the house.
One reason we're considering a Dish is for major league baseball games. No, not interested in spending more for DirecTV and then paying even more for Extra Innings. One member of the family is a huge St. Louis fan, but Mediacom sends us FS North and the Twins. Adding insult to injury, when the Cardinals are on ESPN, the game is blacked out in Iowa because it's supposed to be available locally...but it's not because we're getting the Twinkies.
According to everything I've seen, Iowa is considered a local market for the Twins, Brewers, Cubs, White Sox, Royals, and Cardinals. Would Dish Network unblock all of those games, or just one team's games. Do I have to sign up for the sports package to ensure that all of the region's teams are available?