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Breaking news: SNY to add captions for Mets May 1!

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Fantastic news for Mets fans who suffer from hearing loss:

Effective May 1 (when the Mets visit the Phillies), SNY plans to offer closed captioning - for Mets games only.

It is a belated move three-plus seasons after the network launched, and it would have been nice to have all programming captioned.

But it is much better than nothing, and will serve as a bridge to March 16, 2010, when FCC rules will require the network to be all-captioned.

Thank yous are in order for those who have aggressively pursued this matter with SNY, me and others over the past three years to make this happen - and especially to those who were quoted in my column on this topic last month, which helped kick-start the process.

Now I can check of the second off my three SNY goals - HD for all Mets games, and closed captioning for Mets games.

Next and last:

Prodding SNY to show Game 1 of the 1969 World Series, thus becoming the first baseball-team-owned cable network in New York to show a loss by its favorite squad.

(Unless YES beats them to it.)

(UPDATE: So sorry about ongoing problems with our commenting function this Thursday. People supposedly working on it.)

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