AppleTV Announces Deal For Friday Night MLB Games

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You need an Apple ID, that might be the disconnect here. If you already have an Apple ID, then you didn't need to enter any info.
 

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My first experience with an Apple TV game… the camera work is great – lots of views of the stadium (even if it's unfortunately Guaranteed Rate Field) and wide angle shots you don't normally get. I like that the probability stats are kept unassumingly in the corner where you can find them but aren't obtrusive. However, this broadcast team of Stephen Nelson, Hunter Pence, Katie Nolan and Heidi Watney is completely insufferable. Every single one of them is @#%&ing awful and act like the game is secondary to them and getting in the way of their bullshitting.
 

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My first experience with an Apple TV game… the camera work is great – lots of views of the stadium (even if it's unfortunately Guaranteed Rate Field) and wide angle shots you don't normally get. I like that the probability stats are kept unassumingly in the corner where you can find them but aren't obtrusive. However, this broadcast team of Stephen Nelson, Hunter Pence, Katie Nolan and Heidi Watney is completely insufferable. Every single one of them is @#%&ing awful and act like the game is secondary to them and getting in the way of their bullshitting.
That’s the better broadcast team
 

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It continues to annoy me that Apple includes no DVR-type functionality for these broadcasts. Your only option during the game is to watch live.
 

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It continues to annoy me that Apple includes no DVR-type functionality for these broadcasts. Your only option during the game is to watch live.
The iOS 15.6 updates for iPhone and iPad that came out this week include this new feature for the TV+ app....
- TV app adds the option to restart a live sports game already in-progress and pause, rewind, or fast-forward

I'm not sure if this feature is part of the TV+ app on the AppleTV.
 

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My first experience with an Apple TV game… the camera work is great – lots of views of the stadium (even if it's unfortunately Guaranteed Rate Field) and wide angle shots you don't normally get. I like that the probability stats are kept unassumingly in the corner where you can find them but aren't obtrusive. However, this broadcast team of Stephen Nelson, Hunter Pence, Katie Nolan and Heidi Watney is completely insufferable. Every single one of them is @#%&ing awful and act like the game is secondary to them and getting in the way of their bullshitting.
I have yet to see any of these Apple broadcasts, but my understanding is that the bolded is the intent of the broadcast. They've set out to do an unconventional broadcast. The way I've heard it described is a podcast during which a game happens to be going on. The idea is to appeal to younger viewers for whom that might be more interesting. To me, the only unfortunate thing about it is that since it's an exclusive deal, there is no traditional style broadcast as an alternative for more traditional fans.
 

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I’m enjoying the Yankee-fan freak out about the fact that tonight’s game is only on Apple TV. I’ve seen several people on twitter arguing that the Yankees should bench Judge to spite Apple. That sounds like a great idea to me.
 

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I’m enjoying the Yankee-fan freak out about the fact that tonight’s game is only on Apple TV. I’ve seen several people on twitter arguing that the Yankees should bench Judge to spite Apple. That sounds like a great idea to me.
I'm enjoying this freak out from boomer Yankee fans. I haven't seen this group of people so collectively upset since M*A*S*H was canceled.
 

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He’s gonna hit 62+ anyway

may as well hit two tonight so the highest number of Yankees fans miss it
 

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I'm kind of curious where all these allegedly hardcore Yankee fans were when games were on Amazon and Apple all season.
 

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I'm kind of curious where all these allegedly hardcore Yankee fans were when games were on Amazon and Apple all season.
To be fair, there have been plenty of complaints about the Apple exclusive Friday night games all season long. It's just changed markets each week. This might be the first game they've covered that has had potential for historical events though. Or at least predictable historical events, since obviously any game could have a guy throw a perfect-o or a hitter hit 4 HR or something like that.
 

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To be fair, there have been plenty of complaints about the Apple exclusive Friday night games all season long. It's just changed markets each week. This might be the first game they've covered that has had potential for historical events though. Or at least predictable historical events, since obviously any game could have a guy throw a perfect-o or a hitter hit 4 HR or something like that.
They have Pujols’s quest for 700 in the nightcap, too