Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, in collaboration with his quisling associates in the players’ union, is apparently ready to do away with the normal and basic baseball act of four balls leading to a walk. He and they have agreed to a scheme by which the intentional walk doesn’t physically occur, but is… Read more...
The Chicago Cubs are once again the favorite to be the best team during Major League Baseball's regular season, according to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook (via BangTheBook). With spring training now under way, the Cubs have an over/under...Show More Summary
Facebook is reportedly in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game each week during the 2017 season, Reuters reports. The move raises the possibility that the broadcast could also land on the company’s new Apple TV app, similar to the deal reached by Twitter to stream Thursday night NFL games on the device. Show More Summary
The players' association has agreed to Major League Baseball's proposal to have intentional walks without pitches this year. While the union has resisted many of MLB's proposed innovations, players are willing to accept the intentional walk change. “As part of a broader discussion with other moving...
Major League Baseball and the players’ union have approved a change to rules concerning intentional walks. From now on managers will be able to call an intentional walk from the dugout. Pitchers will no longer have to lob four pitches to the catcher. The rule change comes as part of MLB’s continued efforts to pick […]
Spring Training is officially underway and that means we’re getting closer to the start of the 2017 MLB regular season. Major League Baseball’s BAMTech has announced some new features to its out-of-market streaming MLB.TV package. First, the cost for the entire season will be $112.99. Show More Summary
To make things less boring. The New York Post reports: As minute as it may feel, the MLB has made the pitcher’s life easier and the fan’s experience faster with one rule change. The league and the Players Association agreed Tuesday to...Show More Summary
Ichiro Suzuki has played exactly 2,500 games in his 16 seasons in Major League Baseball.
Major League Baseball is about to make a major rule change, altering how intentional walks are handed out. Instead of a pitcher throwing four pitches out of the strike zone, the walk will be awarded by a signal from the dugout, ESPNShow More Summary
Big day for baseball.
According to a report from ESPN’s Howard Bryant, Major League Baseball and the players’ union have agreed on a plan to scrap current intentional walk rules and allow managers to signal from the dugout and automatically send the batter to first base. The rule, like the proposed change to extra innings where teams would… Read more...
Facebook is reportedly in talks with Major League Baseball to bring streaming games to the platform. The deal — which insiders are describing as 50/50 at this point — could be a boon for the company. Facebook has displayed an increase...Show More Summary
Summary: Facebook is in discussions with Major League Baseball to retain live streaming rights to one game per week, according to a report this afternoon from Reuters. The deal, while far from finalized, would give Facebook a significant edge in the business of live events. Show More Summary
The next streaming sports deal looks likely to be between Facebook and Major League Baseball. Facebook has been boosting its inventory of sports streaming rights for years, signing deals for everything from March Madness to Liga MX soccer games. Show More Summary
(Reuters) – Facebook is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key win as the social media platform works to offer more live sports, according to two people familiar with the situation. Facebook has pushed to sign deals with owners of […]
Baseball buffs are counting down the days until Opening Day on April 3rd, and when the season arrives, those fans may have a new way to watch. A report from Reuters claims that Facebook wants to stream one MLB game per week as a way to bolster its lineup of live programming. For Facebook, the appeal of baseball games is clear. Show More Summary
Just last week, Facebook confirmed that it is in the process of developing an Apple TV app that will carry a focus on video. Now, Reuters reports that Facebook is also in negotiations with Major League Baseball regarding potential streaming rights, something that could make its way to the upcoming Apple TV app. more… Filed under: Apple
Neither side could reach an agreement on proposed rules for 2017. Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred held a press conference in Arizona on Tuesday, and he wasn’t pleased with negotiation discussions that took place between the MLB Players Association and the league over the offseason. Show More Summary
Michael Paull, one of the minds behind Amazon's Prime video, will now be in charge of Major League Baseball's popular streaming service.
Major League Baseball’s tech arm, BAMTech, just picked up an important free agent as it lured Michael Paull to become its CEO — leaving Amazon where he was VP of Digital Video. In March he’ll move to New York to take charge of the operation that’s co-owned by Major League Baseball Advanced Media, Disney, and the National Hockey League. Show More Summary