If you want to tune into Wednesday’s Mets-Phillies game, forget SNY or Channel 11 — the game will be exclusively on Facebook for some reason.
Well, that reason is because MLB and Facebook Watch have a deal to stream 25 games this season, most of them on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. The game at Citi Field will be MLB’s first digital-only national regular-season game broadcast.
What is Facebook Watch? I’m not exactly sure, although the name implies you can “watch” stuff on “Facebook.” I have never seen a link for it on my Facebook page. I wonder why Facebook hides it.
In any case, you have to search “MLB Live” to find it. And then click on the game. MLB Network will produce the game. Scott Braun will do play-by-play, while former Met Cliff Floyd and current blowhard John Kruk will be the color men. It’s a long way from Gary, Keith and Ron.
A lot of Mets fans are up in arms about this. But hey, it is one game on a Wednesday afternoon. It will probably make it easier for people to watch at work, since I assume most people don’t have TVs at their desks (I do — ha ha!).