Phillies-Giants series will stream on Peacock in further efforts to kill America’s Pastime
Major League Baseball has done it again. Just when I thought they were done trying to kill baseball, I see this show up on my feed. The Phillies are headed out to Cali to play the Dodgers, followed by a three-game series against Gabe Kapler’s first-place Giants.
A series against a team managed by Gabe Kapler already makes me want to vomit. However, because Rob Manfred is a heartless lizard person, the games will be broadcast on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock.
These streaming services from TV networks are probably the worst things going on right now. They’re born entirely as a cash grab, gate-keep usually available content, and worst of all: their user interface is lazily thrown together, clunky, and hard to use.
Peacock is no exception. Fans of the English Premier League know Peacock broadcasts are liable to give you glaucoma if you watch for too long. They’re slightly better than Paramount+, but that’s not really anything to write home about.
I will say this, the commentary team intrigues me. John Kruk and Jimmy Rollins will be in the booth as part of a joint broadcast team with some local San Francisco guys. It’ll probably be better than a national broadcast from a commentary perspective.
Regardless, the Corporate elites at NBC don’t care about you and me. They give us Jimmy and Kruk in the booth solely to appease us keep us quiet. We receive the bare minimum, pay the extra money, and act as though we eat from the trough of salvation. All the while, NBC is taking our money and lining their pockets, laughing at us.
I’m not happy about it, but what can I do? All I have is this platform and some spare time; I’m not changing squat. I’m just a dumb little piggy lined up for feeding time, just like you.
Mandatory Credit: MLB.com, the best a man can get