Had trouble watching the Phillies Thursday? You're not alone

Game 1 of doubleheader was exclusively shown on Facebook

Andrew Kramer
August 16, 2018 - 7:22 pm
Fox and Hound

Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many Phillies fans who were hitting up sports bars in town Thursday afternoon to watch Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Mets were quickly met with disappointment. 

One fan, Rodney, came to Fox and Hound at 15th and Spruce streets to watch some Phillies baseball after work. But when he arrived, he was told "they don't carry the Facebook app to watch the game."

"I was shocked," he said, "because this is a sports bar."

The game could only be seen on a livestream on Facebook, meaning this bar and others aren't allowed to show it on any of their screens.

"You would expect the game to be shown. I'm just disappointed."

Rodney admitted he's not a fan of games being shown exclusively on social media because it's not ideal for the viewer experience.