SAN DIEGO - In New York, the San Diego Padres play the Mets on Monday in their first game of the 2013 season.
But in San Diego County, 185,000 homes -- 22% of the pay-television market -- will not be able to watch the Padres on TV because of a stalemate between Fox Sports San Diego and Time Warner Cable that has entered a second season.
Fox Sports holds the broadcast rights to Padres games. Four TV-service providers in the San Diego County market have signed with Fox but not Time Warner Cable, which has 22% of the market, mostly in the northern stretch of the city and its suburbs.
Hectoring from the San Diego City Council has failed to get the two sides to reach a resolution. Both sides say they're willing to negotiate but there is no sign of movement.