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Baseball’s Streaming Push Leaves Fans Scrambling to Find Games

Amazon, Apple and Peacock are corralling more of the national pastime as sports viewers try to juggle multiple apps

Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.Photographer: Al Bello/Getty Images

The dawn of the streaming era once promised a brighter future for sports fans, a blissful world of à la carte consumption in which everyone could break free of their overstuffed, overpriced cable subscriptions and pay only for what they really wanted to see.

The reality, as baseball diehards are discovering this season, is much less idyllic.