A couple weeks after getting the rights to exclusively broadcast the Arizona Bowl, it appears that Barstool might be going after Major League Baseball.
It’s being reported that Barstool and MLB are in talks for the site to stream games. It’s still early in the process as the New York Post said that they were told it was a 50-50 chance this actually happens. It’s also unknown if this would be an exclusive deal as the only real concrete details is that this would be a midweek block of games and it would have a gambling element, as MLB would align with Barstool’s sportsbook.
Nevertheless, this has gotten the sports world talking. As with most things Barstool, it has brought out a lot of support and a lot of opposition due to Barstool’s reputation.
Momma….there goes that man again pic.twitter.com/xtUEK5XXl3
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) August 9, 2021
I’d like to congratulate sports media for normalizing these assholes for various selfish reasons like “PFT Commenter is my friend” and “they gave me a shoutout once” and Major League Baseball for never seeing a quick unethical buck it wouldn’t turn down https://t.co/sSoUJVoCCW
— Jarrett Seidler (@jaseidler) August 9, 2021
The N word is a terrible thing that will not be tolerated.
— Ben Koo (@bkoo) August 9, 2021
MLB obviously wants to grow the game among young people, but choosing to partner with Barstool is a business decision that will actively push away some of the fastest-growing fan groups watching baseball https://t.co/SM92cLwj6B
— Joon 이준엽 (@joonlee) August 9, 2021
People are back pretending Barstool is anti-women when they make more women millionaires than the company THEY work for.
Tangible wealth for women > tweeting that you support women
— Gary Sheffield Jr. (@GarysheffieldJr) August 9, 2021
"Hi, I'm Rob Manfred, commissioner of a league that has had to conduct multiple investigations into sexual abuse and misogyny this year and I would not like to announce our partnership with Barstool"
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) August 9, 2021
save you a click, they're hopping in bed with barstool because of barstool's connection to sports books. there's not gonna be a sport here in 30 years, just media deals and keno https://t.co/AI1AiP0kfx
— Nathan Bernhardt (@jonbernhardt) August 9, 2021
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) August 9, 2021
I did not think Rob Manfred could top how badly he bungled the sign stealing mess. Partnering with Barstool would be even worse. Does he know how to use Google or
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) August 9, 2021
ain't this the language I heard was unacceptable in the game? https://t.co/vaqzqEy5mZ
— Bradford William Davis (@BWDBWDBWD) August 9, 2021
Wow… this could be a pretty significant deal for the sports media and betting/gambling industry! https://t.co/Ive1rZizoR
— THE SPAC SHACK (@TheSpacShack) August 9, 2021
at a time when there’s an abundance of exciting young talent in baseball, MLB is doing everything it can to make sure its audience doesn’t grow for some reason https://t.co/D2BGlJiOAI
— Technique Sweater (@Yelix) August 9, 2021
As someone who straddles the generational divide between people who like baseball and people who don't, I can't think of anything that will do less to expand baseball's following than this https://t.co/HRFReAGLTU
— Sylvan Lane (@SylvanLane) August 9, 2021