Major League Baseball has allowed itself to become a "lab rat" for sports streaming

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Terrence Clay

May 13, 2022, 4:43:48 AMMay 13

"I don’t know why the first game of the Yankees doubleheader Sunday disappeared behind a nascent Amazon Prime streaming pay wall after last Friday’s originally scheduled streaming game was rained out, and I don’t know why tonight’s Yanks-White Sox audience will be similarly minimized," says Phil Mushnick. "Beyond short-term greed and long-term continuing neglect, I have no answers. The best team in baseball again lost from greatest-access TV on a Friday night? Exclusive deals with coming added-subscription Apple TV+, Peacock and Amazon Prime, made on the very quiet as if to duck the shame, deals made before these services, in the throes of record inflation, have been established and prior to knowing if they’re even sustainable? MLB has allowed itself to become a lab rat, baseball fans used as rat bait. That’s all I’ve got."
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