I just wanted to update last week's thread with the news that the Cardinals (via FSN MW) were back on DirecTV channel 647 here in Des Moines today.
It was mentioned in the earlier thread that FSN MW and DirecTV had reached some kind of a deal to get back on the air in Western Kentucky. So hopefully the games have been un-blacked out for folks throughout Iowa, Illinois, and everywhere else that had been effected.
If anyone else in the Cardinals "home territory" is looking to get Cards games via DirecTV, it appears the only way is still to subscribe to the Sports Pack, not MLB Extra Innings.
Thanks to everyone who replied to the initial thread. I know it cooled my rage to hear many others were effected and get some good info on what was going on.