Facebook to stream MLB games, continues grabbing live sports rights
Facebook has played it cool on live sports rights, but it’s quietly amassing a serious lineup.
Facebook has struck a deal with Major League Baseball to stream 20 games live on the social network. They’ll be spaced out one game per week on Friday night, starting this week.
That adds to a growing list of smaller niche sports that Facebook has deals to stream, including Mexican soccer, American soccer, table tennis, and Crossfit. Professional baseball marks its biggest addition yet.
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“Baseball games are uniquely engaging community experiences, as the chatter and rituals