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Saturday, April 11, 2020

MLB players to compete in a streaming MLB The Show league

We can’t watch baseball — well, current baseball — but we will soon be able to watch baseball players competing against one another in fake baseball. Fresh off the press release machine:

“Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced today the creation of the MLB The Show Players League, the first-ever competitive MLB The Show league solely featuring Major League players. Thirty players have agreed to represent their Major League Clubs and play each other in this inaugural online event to engage fans around the world and raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada.”

League play begins tonight at 9PM when Blake Snell of the Rays — who made the news the last we saw playing video games — plays Amir Garrett of the Reds. The stream will be available here. There will be multiple platforms, actually, from that one on Twitch to YouTube and, I suspect, MLB.com or some other places. To keep up to date with where and when games are being played, follow the Twitter accounts for @MLB, @MLB_PLAYERS, @MLBTheShow and the competing players.

So, any of you want to watch?

 

QLE Posted: April 11, 2020 at 12:33 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mlb the show, players

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   1. Cblau Posted: April 11, 2020 at 08:51 PM (#5938712)
Who's playing for the Yankees, and what happens when he has to go on the Injured List?
   2. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: April 11, 2020 at 09:16 PM (#5938716)
If the Astros player has a trash can next to him I will buy his jersey.
   3. Starring RMc as Bradley Scotchman Posted: April 12, 2020 at 08:46 AM (#5938774)
Who's playing for the Yankees, and what happens when he has to go on the Injured List?

You misspelled "Mets".

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