MLB TV typically costs $25 per month to access all of the baseball games on the daily slate. However, Major League Baseball has now struck a deal with Facebook to stream a live ball game on the MLB page. This is fantastic news for all of us baseball lovers that don’t want to shell out the money for full access.
The streaming starts tonight, with the inaugural game being between the Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds. The game will start at 7:10 p.m. ET. Facebook’s head of global sports partnerships stated that distributing games in this manner will really help to bring a social experience to how games are watched. Typically, watching at home means that the fan will lose the experience of viewing the game with thousands of other people in the stadium. However, with the Facebook stream, a watcher will be able to watch and interact with millions of other fans!
Tonight’s game features two lower end starters, so it will likely be a slugfest, especially since the game will be played in the hitter-friendly confines of Great American Ball Park.
On the Reds’ side, Joey Votto is the mainstay in the lineup. So far this season, he’s hitting .292, and he already has 11 home runs and 35 runs batted in. If the Rockies want to prevail in this matchup, they’ll have to keep Votto in check, and that’s just not an easy task.