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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Today’s Phillies-Diamondbacks game available only on Facebook

The league’s first Facebook game, a rain-delayed April 4th matchup between the Phillies and the New York Mets, earned mixed reviews from viewers and sports media observers due to the interface’s laughably-large graphics, a comments bar that often obscured the action on the field and issues relating to the livestream.

But MLB has been tinkering with its Facebook broadcast in recent weeks, reducing the size of the score bug and shifting it to the right side of the screen, which has improved the game’s presentation not only on desktop, but on tablets and mobile devices as well.

Are sports bars allowed to show the game through a Smart TV?

Nasty Nate Posted: April 26, 2018 at 09:26 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. stevegamer Posted: April 26, 2018 at 10:24 PM (#5661456)
I am 99% sure a couple bars near me had the game via means like you mentioned. I applaud their efforts.
   2. bfan Posted: April 27, 2018 at 04:53 PM (#5661819)
The result was decided by the number of likes given to each team, during the game.
   3. Batman Posted: April 27, 2018 at 06:26 PM (#5661857)
The starting pitchers are pictures of what somebody I knew in kindergarten had for lunch and a dog that belongs to somebody I think I used to work with, but I'm not sure.
   4. Stormy JE Posted: April 27, 2018 at 06:44 PM (#5661864)
Cambridge Analytica sponsored the boxscore.
   5. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: April 27, 2018 at 06:52 PM (#5661866)
WHICH PHILLIES MANAGER ARE YOU? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT!!!

I got Doc Prothro.
   6. DanG Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:21 PM (#5661881)
I got Doc Prothro.
I got a rock.
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:06 PM (#5661911)
I got a rock


I have no reason why, but this absolutely cracked me up. (yes I get what the joke was referencing...but it shouldn't have actually made me bursting out laughing at it)
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 10:05 PM (#5662016)
In the Cardinals game on Facebook, a buddy of mine got an interview in the 7th inning, so that was nice to see a friend getting interviewed on a relatively national medium.
   9. spycake Posted: April 28, 2018 at 09:18 AM (#5662172)
You can Chromecast these Facebook games from desktop Chrome. Still need a Facebook account, but you can avoid their apps, and watch the video outside the web page too.

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