Apple and MLB Announce ‘Friday Night Baseball’ Schedule Beginning April 8

Apple Newsroom:

Apple and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced the first half of the 2022 “Friday Night Baseball” schedule. These scheduled games are available to anyone with internet access, for free, only on Apple TV+. “Friday Night Baseball” will premiere April 8 with two marquee games: the New York Mets versus the Washington Nationals, live from Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., beginning at 7 p.m. ET, featuring the anticipated Mets debut of three-time Cy Young Award-winner and eight-time All-Star Max Scherzer taking on All-Star Juan Soto and the Nationals; and the Houston Astros versus the Los Angeles Angels, live from Angel Stadium, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET, featuring three-time American League MVP Mike Trout and reigning American League MVP Shohei Ohtani and the Angels taking on Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman and the defending American League Champion Astros. “Friday Night Baseball,” a weekly doubleheader, will be available to fans in eight countries exclusively on Apple TV+ on Fridays throughout the regular season.

Given that Japan is one of the eight countries where Friday Night Baseball will be streamed, it’s no surprise that the Angels — with the sensational Shohei Ohtani — are on the schedule three times in the first half of the season.

Jason Snell has a few good questions, including who’s going to be in the broadcast booths for these games, and who’ll be hosting the pre- and post-game shows. Snell also makes note of how interesting it is that the games on this initial schedule will be available free to everyone with the Apple TV app, even if they’re not TV+ subscribers.

Tuesday, 29 March 2022