Baseball Moves Closer to Cutting the Cord

Fox streaming local baseball games is bad news for traditional cable.

Streaming to you next season.

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Next season, Major League Baseball will take its biggest step toward cord-cutting to date. Commissioner Rob Manfred has announced a three-year deal with Fox that will bring streaming of all games, including home games to the local market, for 15 teams, good for half the league. The immediate impact of the deal might be largely symbolic -- you'll still need a cable subscription -- but it's still a big step toward the eventual end of traditional cable.

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