The announcement confirms rumors about the deal that cropped up earlier this year. The games will all be livestreamed for free via a feed from local broadcasters. According to Forbes, Dan Reed, Facebook’s Head of Global Sports Partnerships said in a statement:
Baseball games are uniquely engaging community experiences, as the chatter and rituals in the stands are often as meaningful to fans as the action on the diamond. By distributing a live game per week on Facebook, Major League Baseball can re-imagine this social experience on a national scale.
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The first game is tomorrow: Cincinnati Reds vs Colorado Rockies at 7:10 pm ET on the MLB Facebook page. The games will air every Friday following, though a schedule of games hasn’t yet been announced.