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Mets Fans Balk At Amazins’ Facebook-Only Broadcast

April 04, 2018 - 8:39 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- If you want to watch the Mets take on the Phillies today you have a couple of options.

You can go to Citi Field, or you can go to Facebook -- that's it -- no SNY, no ESPN, just Facebook. The social media platform has exclusive rights to this game, and a couple dozen others.

Major League Baseball called it an experiment in content distribution -- also known as an extra million bucks per team.

1010 WINS Mets fanatic Tanya Mercado will be tuned in errr signed on.

"The one problem that I always have is that as I'm texting or what have you or chatting on Twitter, or chatting on Facebook while watching a game, is that I'm taking my eyes off the game. This way I don't have to take my eyes off the game, the game is right there," she said.

When told that he could like a play or post his thoughts while watching the game, 28-year-old Tim didn't sound enthused.

"I'm watching the game I ain't got time for that," he said.

If 1010 WINS' newsman John Montone had his druthers, watching a game on Facebook would come complete with baseball themed emoji; perhaps a 'hook' to yank a pitcher who's getting bombed.