1. If you hate the Yankees, which I know a lot of you do, you’ll love this story.
With Aaron Judge hitting 60 and chasing a record 61 for Roger Maris’ team and the American League, fans who want to see the Yankees slugger will have to tune in to Friday night’s game on AppleTV+.
The New York-Boston game will not be broadcast locally in the New York market. The game will only be available nationwide via AppleTV+.
according to New York PostAndrew Marchand, the Yankees weren’t happy about it. Marchand reports that the Yankees have asked MLB and Apple to allow the YES Network to broadcast games locally in New York.
So far, Apple has refused. Good for Apple. Why would Apple, which paid $85 million for an exclusive Friday night package for MLB, give up the most anticipated game of the season to help the Yankees? Still, the arrogance of the Yankees even asking Apple to let YES air the game isn’t shocking.
These are the same greedy Yankees who despised their fans so much they took 20 games that had been on over-the-air free-to-air TV for decades and sold them to Amazon Prime Video to force their fans to pay for those 20 games Games pay, although fans are already paying for access to the YES network.
It’s such a wonderful twist that the $7 billion Yankees, who made totally unnecessary streaming money by selling 20 games to Prime Video, may now lose their most valuable game in years to streaming to MLB combo.
It also shows that, while everyone wants to tell you that streaming games is no different than watching them on cable, that’s clearly not true. The Yankees made no effort to get Thursday night’s game on the YES Network, which airs nationally on Fox.
The Yankees knew Friday night’s crowds would be very limited.
According to reports, Apple TV+ has 200 to 40 million subscribers. By comparison, Amazon Prime, which airs now thursday night footballwhich reportedly has more than 200 million subscribers.
YES got high ratings on the most recent broadcast as fans have tuned in to Judge’s home run bonanza,
Now the Yankees are going to miss out on Friday’s chance to draw more viewers because YES doesn’t play.
But it’s not about streaming, Apple TV+, or ratings. This is hypocrisy about the Yankees.
Streamers are just dudes when they take Amazon Prime money and strip fans of 20 free games. But now streaming will take away a game that’s going to draw a lot of viewership on cable, and the Yankees are trying to get their way in.
Now, the Yankees will try to make Friday’s game a sure thing for fans with a statement, but only a complete and utter fool would believe them.
2. Many believed that when Judge hit the ball on Thursday night, he got No. 61.
One person who wasn’t fooled, however, was the legendary 84-year-old John Sterling, who perfectly weighed the fly ball from the moment it left the bat on WFAN radio in New York.
3. “This might make sense to some of you.” Thank you, Al, for your crafty gambling reference here.
4. Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey doesn’t want fans to worry that he’ll be in the team’s injury report every week.
5. This was from a few days ago, but I just saw it this morning. Apparently, a Cowboys fan decided to ride into Walmart to celebrate last Sunday’s win against the Bengals.
6. this week SI Media Podcast Interview with NFL Network’s RIch Eisen.
Eisen’s daily show recently traveled to Roku, where he talks about his recent four-year re-signing with NFL Network, what his NFL Sunday schedule looks like, what changes he’ll make in the NFL, and what he’s currently enjoying in the NFL what.Eisen also shared his monday night football Overlapping Double Titles, Presentations for Amazon Prime thursday night football and more.
The podcast ends with a weekly “Traina Thoughts” segment from Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York.This week, Sal and I were discussing DirecTV’s streaming in Week 2, and Sal lamented that he had to miss the latest event, which I read recently SI Media Podcast Apple Review.We’ve also given our NFL Week 3 best bets
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7. Random video of the day: On this day in 1993, Jerry Seinfeld today show.
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