We have a subscription to MLB.tv, one that we use the same way we use, say, a miniature tube of toothpaste. It's only needed when we're on the road, it's never quite the brand we like, but it works in a pinch despite its obvious inferiority to the real thing. (It also ends up staining our suitcase, but perhaps that's a different problem.)

Anyway, MLB.tv is turning five years old this weekend, and boy, does MLB.com have a treat for you. They're ... giving away a free game! It's the Yankees, of course. And it's not on a Saturday afternoon, because no matter how much money you pay, you can't watch those games.

We might have occasional frustration with MLB.tv, but honestly, if you're the type of person who pretty much always has to have a Cardinals game on โ€” hypothetically โ€” it's certainly useful, if not ideal. Hey, Big Ten Network: This is perhaps something you should look into. We'd absolutely pay for it.

MLB.tv Celebrates Five Years Of Growth [MLB.com]