Welcome to The Show, where you can watch and tweet in the same [email protected] on Twitter is here for the 2017 season, with one live out-of-market stream every Friday. That schedule begins with tonight's matchup between the reigning World Series champion Cubs and the Brewers at Miller Park, and you
Welcome to The Show, where you can watch and tweet in the same place.
@MLB on Twitter is here for the 2017 season, with one live out-of-market stream every Friday. That schedule begins with tonight's matchup between the reigning World Series champion Cubs and the Brewers at Miller Park, and you can find all the details you need right here to experience Major League Baseball in this way, while so many others are tweeting about the same thing.
How can I watch the live stream?
The game will be available for free to logged-in and logged-out Twitter users on mobile phones, tablets, PCs and connected devices via mlb.twitter.com and @MLB. The live streams will be available worldwide, except in select international territories. Each weekly stream will be a simulcast of the home team's TV broadcast.
How do I know if it is blacked out where I am?
To find out if this game is restricted in your market, please click here. If the game is available where you are but you are still having issues accessing the stream, please check and make sure the location services are enabled on your mobile device. You can also tweet support questions to @MLBFanSupport if needed.
How many games can I watch on Twitter? And which ones?
This is part of a partnership between MLB Advanced Media and Twitter to provide live streams for out-of-market games for free each Friday during the regular season. Here is the April schedule for @MLB on Twitter, subject to change (all times ET):
April 7: Cubs at Brewers
April 14: Mets at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
April 21: Red Sox at Orioles, 7:05 p.m.
April 28: Reds at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m.
What hashtag should I use for games?
#MLBLive plus team nickname (i.e. #Brewers or #Cubs)
Who's starting for the Cubs and Brewers?
Left-hander Brett Anderson, a ninth-year veteran making his Cubs debut, was limited to four games last season following back surgery in March 2016. Anderson faced the Brewers once in his career, back on July 12, 2015, and he did not get a decision. Did you know: Anderson played in the last Summer Olympics, teaming with fellow Cubs pitcher Jacob Arrieta on the U.S. squad that won the bronze medal in Beijing.
The Brewers held right-hander Jimmy Nelson until the fifth game of their season, because he has fared well against the Cubs, with a 3.68 ERA in 12 games (10 starts). He led the Majors in 2016 with 86 walks and 17 hit batters. Did you know: Nelson spent the offseason sweating through new Pilates workouts, so he's in shape.
Who are the players to watch?
Ryan Braun historically hits the Cubs better than just about anyone else. On Sept. 16, Braun ripped a pair of two-run homers in a five-RBI day. He has 29 homers against the Cubs in his career entering 2017, including five last September alone.
On the Cubs' side, they're all worth watching. This team is the defending World Series champion, and it never gets old saying that. Now the question is whether the Cubs can end another historic MLB drought -- 16 consecutive years without a repeat champion in the Majors. They won their opening series at St. Louis against the rival Cardinals, so they're off to a good start.
How can I watch live MLB games every day of the season?
In addition to enjoying @MLB on Twitter, join the millions who subscribe to MLB.TV Premium as a way of life. Signups are under way for $112.99 yearly or $24.99 monthly, with nearly two dozen interactive features for subscribers to access and interact with live out-of-market games at a revolutionary 60 frames per second on any of the more than 400 supported devices. MLB.TV Premium is the best package for full-featured immersion through the All-Star Game and World Series, and MLB.TV Single Team subscriptions are also available at $87.49 yearly.
Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com and a baseball writer since 1990. Read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com community blog.