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10 reasons MLB.TV makes a great Father's Day gift

Subscriptions are 50-percent off through Sunday
MLB.com @Marathoner

Here are 10 reasons why to give him the gift of MLB.TV Premium for Father's Day:

1. It's Father's Week around here again, so from now through Sunday you can take an entire 50 percent off the yearly subscription for MLB.TV Premium ($49.99) or an MLB.TV Single Team subscription ($39.99).

Here are 10 reasons why to give him the gift of MLB.TV Premium for Father's Day:

1. It's Father's Week around here again, so from now through Sunday you can take an entire 50 percent off the yearly subscription for MLB.TV Premium ($49.99) or an MLB.TV Single Team subscription ($39.99).

2. There were 1,493 regular-season games remaining as the sale began, and those dads will be able to watch every live out-of-market game over the world's longest-running and most successful live sports streaming product. Buy it for yourself or anyone else if that makes you happy.

3. Players use MLB.TV Premium, and so do their families. Take it from a baseball dad, White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier, who is suddenly on fire with three three-hit games in the past week, with 12 RBIs in a span of 13 games. "It's always good now for my son to watch, too, to keep him occupied," Frazier said. "It's really a good app, for kids up and coming who want to watch a game and don't have the TV around. I think it's really smart."

4. MLB.TV Premium subscribers have free access to all premium features in the award-winning MLB.com At Bat (a $19.99 value), including home and away radio broadcasts, exclusive highlights and more. At Bat is available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, supported Android smartphones and tablets and Amazon Kindle Fire.

5. Dodgers at Indians. Clayton Kershaw (8-2) on the mound for the Dodgers on Tuesday in the opener of a three-game series between two contenders who each entered the week 1 1/2 games out in their respective divisions and in Wild Card position. Kershaw will try to become the National League's first pitcher to nine wins this season, and Corey Kluber starts the next day for Cleveland in his bid for a third straight dominant performance after coming off the disabled list.

6. Authenticated MLB.TV Premium subscribers will be able to stream the 88th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 11 from Miami, and then every game of the 113th World Series. Access will be available via MLB.TV through FOX's participating video providers across any supported MLB.TV platforms, including smartphones and tablets via At Bat.

7. "Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you Dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right." -- Hall of Famer Wade Boggs

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8. There are nearly two dozen interactive features for subscribers to access and interact with games at a revolutionary 60 frames per second on any of the more than 400 supported devices. The new array of 2017 features includes a "team view" in which fans can designate a favorite team and enjoy a custom team-centric experience on supported platforms. Dad will appreciate the option of home and away broadcast feeds, plus clickable linescores and the ability to overlay a live box score over your broadcast.

9. "Alexa, open MLB" is a now-familiar verbal command, as MLB.TV Premium subscribers can listen to live games without blackout restrictions using the new MLB skill on the Amazon Echo platform.

10. It is easy and automatically successful. Dads want MLB.TV Premium. We just gave you 10 great tips for Father's Day shopping, but don't miss out on a half-off offer for the chance to stay close to his team. Just quickly gift the subscription to him and those 1,493 out-of-market games plus those tradition-rich jewel events await the heart of a father.

Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com and a baseball writer since 1990. Follow him @Marathoner and read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com/blogs hub.