BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Many LSU fans will be forced to click a computer mouse instead of a remote control if they plan to watch this weekend's NCAA baseball tournament in Baton Rouge.
ESPN is providing live coverage of the game but only on its ESPN3 product, which allows for live viewing online. The game will not be broadcast on traditional television.
Managers of many local restaurants and bars are disappointed as most of them will not able to broadcast the games for their customers. LSU sporting events are generally a huge draw for them.
Managers at Pastime Restaurant say they don't currently have the capability to put a live Internet stream onto their televisions. The same is true at Buffalo Wild Wings locations on Bluebonnet Boulevard and on Highland Road, VooDoo barbeque on Nicholson, and Walk-On's on Burbank, managers at those locations said.
Managers at Plucker's on Bluebonnet and on Nicholson Drive say they do have the capability to put an Internet signal on their televisions and plan to show the tournament at both locations this weekend.
The LSU Tigers are currently ranked No. 1 by Collegiate Baseball, by USA Today, by Perfect Game and by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
LSU opens play in the Baton Rouge Regional at 2 pm Friday versus Jackson State in Alex Box Stadium.
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