MLB will air 25 games this year exclusively on Facebook, but the Cubs probably won’t be involved

This is an experiment. It could be a sign for the future.

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — In what could be a sign of how baseball games will be distributed in the future, Major League Baseball announced that 25 Wednesday afternoon games this season would be carried live exclusively on Facebook:

On Friday morning, Major League Baseball announced that they would be airing 25 games exclusively on Facebook Watch this season. The package of games is made up of mid-week afternoon games, and will be produced by MLB Network.

The games will be available to watch through Facebook’s MLB Live page, and the package is reportedly costing Facebook between $30 and $35 million.

These are being considered “exclusives” in the same sense that you’d see a weekly Saturday game on your local Fox channel, or Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN. No local network or channel for the teams involved will carry these games.

The first four games have been announced (all times Central):

Wednesday, April 4: Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets, 12:10 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11: Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18: Kansas City Royals vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 3:07 p.m.
Thursday, April 26: <a target="_self" …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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