The MLB finally figured their shit out not too long ago, after fears surfaced that there might not be a baseball season, amid COVID complications. They got it done, and here we are.
If you’ve ever thought, ‘Man i’d like to get into baseball, but that 162 game season seems horrendously unnecessary?!’… then you are me. I think this. A lot. That’s an unholy amount of games, season ticket holders must wave goodbye to their families for months?!
But due to the complications of COVID, which arose just as baseball season was meant to begin, the MLB has shortened the 2020 season to just 60 games plus playoffs, which is far more manageable for anybody that wants to pick a side and get involved, like me.
I’ve chosen to take on baseball this year, I want to learn it, learn the lingo, the teams, the players and immerse myself in the sport. Something i’ve wanted to do since we were glued to the World Series between the Red Sox and the Dodgers in 2018. Sitting watching game 5 surrounded by Boston fans was a great experience and encouraged me to learn more about the sport. What better time to do so than a shortened season that’s easier to follow all the way through right?? Ok good stay with me here.
In the UK, some of the games will of course be on late at night/early morning, but for us dedicated american sports fans we’re used to sitting up until 4am, crusty eyed and loaded up on Red Bull, cheering on the teams we love. Or if your a Dolphins fan you can go to bed at normal time because we’ve been bad for so long i’ve forgotten what a primetime game is.
So Baseball, I’ve personally chosen the Atlanta Braves, from playing MLB The Show 20 I made the decision after trying a few teams out. I’m a fan of Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuna Jr, who are both young talents on the Braves team, and thus the relationship was born. So there’s that commitment in writing before they win anything and I get roasted.
The MLB is currently seeing out a few spring training games to warm the fellas back up, and allow a few teams to launch balls at the Astros batters, before the season kicks off on Thursday night. UK time, that’s Thursday night at midnight, with the New York Yankees facing the current champions the Washington Nationals.
You can see the full schedule here: https://www.mlb.com/schedule/2020-07-21
How to view the goodies:
So you’ve got your 24 pack of Red Bull and kissed your wife goodnight, and now you might be saying, ‘But Undrafted, how do I watch it?’ Well here you go sunshine:
If you’ve got BT Sport you’re golden. BT Sport has the rights to MLB Baseball through 2021, so you’re good there, however of course you’ll be watching the games of their choice. Which is typically fine for the casual fan as they’ve got a really good selection, including the top match ups. This is the line up you’ll get on BT Sport: https://www.tvguide.co.uk/titlesearch.asp?title=Live+MLB
If you don’t have BT Sport you can now access it for £25 a month without tying yourself into a lengthy contract of any kind. You can find that here: https://www.bt.com/sport/monthly-pass?s_cid=con_cic_aff_affwin_vidAJM_broadband_103504&vendorid=AJM&utm_source=Affwin&utm_medium=Ref&utm_campaign=103504&awc=3041_1595418132_39eff9b571b35fe9d8b7b11575038b14
If you’re slightly more dedicated, you can pick up a subscription to MLB TV. MLB TV is being offered for $59.99 for the 2020 season, and will give you access to every single game without any blackout issues. You can sign up for that bad boy here: https://www.mlb.com/live-stream-games/subscribe
Or of course, you can surf the web for an illegal stream, and go down that road. But i didn’t tell you to do that.
So let’s watch some baseball, learn about the sport and be real tired for a few months.
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