If you’re a big fan of the New York Yankees, you’ll want to make sure you have Amazon Prime for the upcoming season.
The Yankees will stream 21 of their games exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. These games will largely take place on Friday evenings.
The Yankees’ game against Cleveland on April 22 will be the first to be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
The baseball world, predictably, does not approve of New York’s 2022 pact.
The New York Post’s Andrew Battifarano tweeted, “Honestly impressive what teams/MLB are doing to make games even less accessible.”
Honestly impressive what teams/MLB are doing to make games even less accessible https://t.co/o4PWxNXUBb
— Andrew Battifarano (@AndrewAtBatt) March 31, 2022
“I’m not a fan of this baseball trend,” OutKick’s Nick Geddes stated. “It’s difficult to understand how making games less accessible is the answer to gaining more fans. The older fan will very probably be shut off as a result of this.
Not a fan of this trend in baseball. Hard to see how the answer to getting more fans is making games less accessible. The older fan will certainly be turned off from this as well. https://t.co/v9zbuKNzMv
— Nick Geddes (@NickGeddesNews) March 31, 2022
“Getting alerts from apps and beat writers for s— I won’t see for 30 seconds is going to blow my mind,” Barstool Sports’ Eric Hubbs stated.
Getting alerts from apps and beat writers for shit I won’t see for 30 seconds is gonna make my head explode https://t.co/vZy4mMwW6V
— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) March 31, 2022
One fan responded, “I love seeing Rob Manfred and company continuing to have absolutely no ambition of growing the game.”
I love to see that Rob Manfred and company continue to have absolutely no intention of growing the game. https://t.co/zYCGSLiG7d
— Frankie G (@FrankieG1998) March 31, 2022
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For the Yankees, YES announcers Michael Kay and Paul O’Neill will call the games.
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