Dodgers president Stan Kasten gives fans update on SNLA by SportsNet LA March 27, 2014 Dodgers president Stan Kasten gave Dodgers fans an update on SNLA on Thursday: Kasten on the demand for the Dodgers: "The other thing that's particularly irritating in terms of disingenuous rhetoric is when some of them say, 'We're not really seeing the demand for the Dodgers.' That doesn't pass the laugh test because you know about the attendance not just here, but we also led baseball in road attendance. We have the highest number of season tickets we've ever had; it is the highest in all of Major League Baseball. Last year our TV ratings didn't go up by 2% or 4%, they went up by 40% and looks to be higher this year. So come up with some other excuse because the reality is, in the history of this franchise, it is likely that right now is the period of time with the greatest interest that our team has ever had." Kasten on what Dodgers fans can do to help: "My suggestions to those fans who still do not have access to Dodger games, are the two basic ones, which is to tell your provider that you want the games. If you do that, you will get the games... They have to be told as many times as necessary that you want the games, that's what they're in business for. If you tell them that, they will provide it. And if for some reason it's not happening quickly enough for you, my other suggestion is to go to a provider that is providing it....Letting your provider know is at the end of the day what's going to get all of the games on TV." Kasten on the status of negotiations: "I am disappointed that deals haven't been closed yet...With the first regular season game coming on Tuesday, I am now concerned that some fans are going to start to not be able to see the games. And that's disappointing and shouldn't be happening. Kasten on price and carriage of SportsNet LA: "Let me assure you that we're talking about market rates and very consistently what's out there now, and that's what's disappointing...This is not about price, the price is consistent with the market place. In fact, to be blunt, some of these people, and they know who they are, are already on their own systems paying more than the price that's out there to teams in smaller markets. That's the truth." "This is not about price, it's about the game of negotiating." "I do occasionally see rhetoric that is disappointing because, to be polite, it’s disingenuous. For instance, when some cable providers say, 'Gee, we think the Dodgers should be a la carte.' All these providers know that there is not another team in all of baseball whose games are a la carte. Anywhere. Including, interestingly enough, on the cable systems owned by these same providers with their own RSNs. No one. They don't do it for themselves and by the way those same providers have done deals at higher prices for bigger packages than has been offered to them right now.