" ... It doesn't matter , we will be blocked out. For some reason these national dumb asses believe that Peoria is in the Chicago veiwing area
!! ... "
" ... It is not just one game it is all WCIU games . It is also blocked out on extra innings for us , Direct TV also believes that Peoria is a Chicago suburb ! ... "
As far as MLB is concerned it is!
The black-out areas are determined by the advertisers
and Fox, ESPN and TBS and their contracts with MLB (thanks Bud!). You guys might be surprised (if not shocked) at the size of some "local" areas: the Cubs is most of Illinois and Indiana.
Look at this map (click for large view):