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Batter Up! The Official Start of Baseball Season is a Few Short Weeks Away

But Viewers Will Have Fewer Outlets to Tune-In

The art of sports in the often-tumultuous world of today remains a must see – and must compete – programming option for fans of all ages. Naturally, sports of all kinds – football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, and more — offer a great escape at different times of the year; a chance to root for your favorite players and teams; and root against your non-picks. More importantly, perhaps, it provides a chance to win some fast cash if you happen to like to bet and roll the proverbial dice, so to speak.

As we spring in March with professional baseball season on the immediate horizon, one current available sport is Major League Baseball’s “30 Clubs in 30 Days” series, which offers viewers comprehensive coverage from camps across Arizona and Florida in daily installments (through March 21) on MLB Tonight and in content across MLB Network’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms. The MLB Network is delivering more than 200 games in total, and on-site reporting throughout Spring Training for the next six weeks.

Analysts Sean Casey, Mark DeRosa, Al Leiter, Cliff Floyd, Carlos Peña, Dan Plesac and Harold Reynolds will join hosts Greg Amsinger, Scott Braun, Fran Charles, Robert Flores, Brian Kenny and Heidi Watney at each camp to conduct on-field demonstrations and interviews with players, managers and coaches, and provide previews and predictions for the 2020 season.

MLBPipeline.com prospect experts Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum will join “30 Clubs in 30 Days” throughout Spring Training to discuss each club’s farm system and take a closer look at top prospects.

Immediately following “30 Clubs in 30 Days,” the 2020 Major League Baseball season is scheduled to begin on March 26, where all 30 teams will be playing and end on September 27. Ironically, March 26 is the earliest opening day in Major League history. According to the MLB, the 2020 season will “have it all”: rare Interleague matchups, the annual renewal of rivalries, superstars squaring off, games played abroad, special events like the Little League Classic and Field of Dreams game and more.

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As for baseball season, fans might face some challenges this season finding an outlet to watch this All-American sport. According to a statement from YouTube: “We purchase rights from Sinclair to distribute content to you. Despite our best efforts, we’ve been unable to reach an agreement with Sinclair. As a result, we will no longer offer Fox Regional Sports Networks, including YES Network, beginning February 29th.”

“We do not take this decision lightly,” tweeted YouTube TV. “This is a reflection of the rising cost of sports content. You may have noticed several other TV services have also decided to remove FOX Regional Sports Networks from their lineups.”

The “other services” YouTube TV referred to in the tweet above include Dish Network and Sling TV, which also had disputes with the Sinclair Broadcast Group and no longer carry the station.

YouTube refused to lower the cost of its programming to compensate, as noted by Sinclair in a statement, and said it will continue negotiating under a short-term extension so that their subscribers could continue to watch their favorite hometown teams.

“They’ve not yet responded to this offer,” said a representative from YouTube. “Given the ease with which YouTube TV subscribers can drop the service and switch providers, we are surprised that they’ve chosen this course. At the very least, you have to imagine YouTube TV will be receiving lots of questions from subscribers asking about how much they intend to lower the subscription fee given that they are removing some of the most popular and in-demand programming they carry.”

Stay tuned for more updates.

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