On the weekend where so much happened for the Cardinals, it was a huge bummer for many in Cardinals nation that the games were not as easily available to view. Friday evening’s game was the early game for Apple TV+’s Friday Night Game. Sunday’s game that featured two home runs from future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols was the Sunday Morning game on Peacock.
It’s wonderful that MLB is looking to reach a younger, more tech savvy audience. While it’s great that the Cardinals were showcased for a national audience on such a huge weekend for the team, it’s awful that many had to settle for watching on Saturday while having to listen to the games on the radio affiliate. Listeners did get a treat Sunday as Dan McLaughlin joined Ricky Horton and John Rooney in the booth.
It also served as a reminder that many Cardinal fans in the Midwest and South live in areas that are blackedout by MLB and could view if the have Applie TV+ or paid the subscription fee for Peacock.
For America’s National Pasttime, Major League Baseball doesn’t make it easy for fans to tune into their favorite team’s game. While it is a business, they should be better to their loyal customer, the fans.