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#pounditThursday, July 29, 2021

Angels, Mariners fans not happy about game being on Facebook

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Wednesday’s series finale between the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners was televised exclusively on Facebook, and fans on both sides were not happy about it.

MLB announced a partnership with Facebook this year where the social network would air one game a week — 25 games total. The games are only available on Facebook. As you could imagine, that led to some problems for fans who were unable to find the games on their usual channels — Root Sports for the Mariners, and Fox Sports West for Angels fans.

Here’s a look at some of the Twitter reactions from fans unhappy about the arrangement.

The Mariners are in first place in the AL West, while the Angels have a strong record and are a top contender for a wild-card spot. That’s why the game was desirable for Facebook. But the arrangement of only airing the games on Facebook ends up upsetting a lot of fans and could have some backfiring effects.


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