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Blue Jays game won't be shown on TV and fans are FURIOUS

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Rob Williams May 23, 2018 2:04 pm 4,457

For the second time this season, a Toronto Blue Jays game won’t be on cable television in Canada.

Sportsnet, which usually broadcasts every Blue Jays game, won’t be allowed to show Thursday’s matinee game against the Los Angeles Angels – despite the fact that the team and the television station are both owned by Rogers.

The game can only be found through Facebook, which has the exclusive rights to broadcast 20 MLB games this season.

“Today’s Blue Jays game is unfortunately not available to Sportsnet,” Scott Moore, President of Sportsnet, explained in a tweet last month. “It is part of a package of exclusive games that Major League Baseball sold to Facebook, and were not made available to team TV partners.”

Fans were not pleased about the change for an April 18 game against the Kansas City Royals, and early returns for this one don’t look good either.

While there are devices that will allow you to play a game from your computer on your TV, fans are creatures of habit. Many people also want to listen to home broadcasters Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler, who are not featured on the Facebook broadcast. Others just don’t want to sign up for a Facebook account.

But if the Blue Jays can match their performance from the last time they were on Facebook – a 15-5 win – fans might be a little more understanding.

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Rob Williams
Man of the people, voice of the fans. Daily Hive Sports Editor.

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