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Filner considering all options in Padres TV impasse

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Padres have been playing ball for a week already but a lot of fans still aren't able to watch the games on TV.

There's still no deal between Time Warner Cable and broadcaster Fox Sports San Diego.

And with the home opener coming up on Tuesday, Padres fans who subscribe to Time Warner Cable are worried about being shut out.

"All San Diegans deserve to see their Padres on television, and Time Warner has chosen to be the only one that doesn't show," said Mayor Bob Filner.

Fox Sports opened its San Diego channel last year and won Padres broadcast rights, but not on Time Warner.

Although a city council committee held a special meeting to try and reach a compromise, nothing has been resolved, even though the season is already six games in.

"We're still talking to them," said Filner. "They're still taking a very hard position. But, I hope they realize that the citizens deserve to see the Padres on TV."

If not, Mayor Bob Filner says he'll consider other options, like airing some of the games on city TV.

He's also encouraging people to go to the city's website in order to give him and Padres fans more leverage against Time Warner.

"Where they can register their complaints, and we're gonna take that to Time Warner and say these people are ready to give up on their subscriptions to your channel," he said.

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