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Back then the games were broadcast on channel 9, a local NYC-area station that we got via cable, and after a long day of playing basketball and swimming with my friends, I rarely lasted past the 7th inning, no matter how many batters Doc Gooden was striking out.
As a 20something living in Brooklyn, I worked mainly as a freelancer or teacher, both of which meant I often had time on my hands come summer.
Being 20something in New York City, my nights were usually given over to pursuing ridiculous ways to spend too much money without actually meeting any girls, which meant I wasn't falling asleep to many baseball games on the tube. But I do have fond memories of listening to the occasional afternoon game broadcast to my Walkman via WFAN while I lay in our backyard hammock roasting in the Brooklyn humidity.
Ahh, good times! Fast forward to today and you need neither cable TV nor a transistor radio to follow your favorite major league teams.
Internets, laptops, iPads and Androids make it easier than ever before to watch or listen to live broadcasts and replays and keep tabs on more stats and trade rumors than a person should ever think about during July. Both deals offer live and archived broadcasts of games including HD quality where available , in-game stats, audio options that let you choose from multiple broadcasters calling the same game, live scores from around the league, and fantasy baseball stats.
The premium service steps things up with home and away broadcasts, DVR controls during live games, and fancy PIP and split screen viewing options. I demo'd the service last year and it's really top notch. Unless, of course, you don't want to pay, or don't need to actually want to watch the games.
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Then there are chepaer options keep reading. Subscribers to participating broadband Internet providers get "free" access to ESPN3, as do folks on college campuses and military bases.
There are also a host of sometimes-up, sometimes-down, maybe not quite legal ways to watch video streams of MLB games online. Ranging from quasi-professional operations that require special P2P apps and paid subscriptions to, literally, some woman who points a webcam at her TV set during Milwaukee Brewers games and streams the image via Justin.
But, hey, you might find a needle in a haystack — it is the Internet, after all. If you've got the will, and the time, there might be a way; I suggest starting with a simple Google search.
Listening to Games via Internet Radio Baseball is, perhaps, the ultimate radio sport. The game is literally designed for announcer-cum-storytellers who can fill time between pitches with anecdotes, tall tales, and off-the-field yarns brought to life with a mystical combination of Mark Twain's turns of phrase and James Earl Jones' vocal presence.
FreeBaseballRadio offers a handy, simple, and totally amateur I mean that in a good way website that offers up a daily schedule of MLB games with links to radio stations offering play-by-plays online.
Browsing for stations by day, game, or team is easy, and the site offers a full MLB season schedule as well. But it's easy and quick enough to surf on over to the site and see if they have any active, quick-loading links to coverage of your favorite team.
Subscriptions include access to game archives, and free subscriptions are available as promotional add-ons to certain fantasy baseball toolkit subscriptions.
Gameday Audio isn't free, but it offers everything in one fell swoop. Various other services, including Apple's iTunes, offer audio and video highlights, game of the week packages, and other goodies for baseball fans.
If you're looking for baseball online and not satisfied with the small handful of choices outlined here, searching for "watch baseball" or "listen to baseball" plus the name of your favorite media service should do the trick.
And don't forget about the thousands of sites that meticulously track statistics, offer pitch-by-pitch "gamecasts" and offer plenty of virtual bleacher seats from which to hang out with your fellow fan and talk about the Boys of Summer.
Got a favorite place to watch, listen to, or talk baseball online? Share your secret hangouts in the comments!