Baseball Twitter is Freaking Over Today’s Mets-Phillies Facebook-Only Webcast: Just Like ‘The Russians Drew It Up’


Earlier Wednesday, the long-awaited Congressional appearance of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was finally announced — with the mogul slated to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11. In addition to the Cambridge Analytica controversy, outraged baseball fans will undoubtedly be hoping Zuckerberg is grilled about his company’s role in getting Wednesday’s New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies game booted from TV.

The game is the first of 25 MLB contests this season which will be broadcast exclusively on Facebook Watch. The Facebook stream is the only way to watch the game live — even in the local markets. The regular television broadcasts in New York and Philadelphia have been pre-empted.

Baseball fans hit the roof. Here’s a sampling of the reaction from social media.

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