Who were Apple TV commentators for Dodgers vs Reds game? Platform blasted for 'worst ever' broadcast

Fans flooded Twitter alleging that the bottom corner percentages were wrong every time and that the commentators were 'ignorant' and 'boring'


                            Who were Apple TV commentators for Dodgers vs Reds game? Platform blasted for 'worst ever' broadcast
Apple TV has been widely criticized for its broadcasting, which most viewers disliked (@KNXBaird/Twitter)

The much-awaited game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers is streaming exclusively on Apple TV+ as part of a new rights agreement between Major League Baseball and Apple. The game can be watched by connecting to the Apple TV app or tv.apple.com and using a personal Apple ID. No subscription is necessary. 

The evening’s Apple TV+ stream featured broadcasters Melanie Newman (play-by-play), Chris Young (analyst) and Hannah Keyser (analyst), as well as field reporter Brooke Fletcher. It included special coverage of the White Sox and Major League Baseball’s celebrations surrounding Jackie Robinson Day, and the 75th anniversary of the Hall of Famer’s historic Major League debut.

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However, Apple TV has been widely criticized for its coverage of the game, which most viewers disliked. Fans flooded Twitter alleging that the bottom corner percentages were wrong every time. The broadcasting team was also slammed as the 'worst ever'.

"This @Dodgers vs @Reds on @AppleTV has to be THE WORST BROADCASTING TEAM I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED. It's boring meets cringe meets first date convo where both people know it's not a good fit but feel socially obligated to talk for 45 mins," one disappointed user wrote on Twitter. "the walkup songs was just an apple music plug, and the bottom corner percentages bug me because they're entirely wrong every time. like reach base probability will go up when count goes to 0-2," another wrote. "Melanie Newman is not bad but Chris Young is so awful," one user commented, while another wrote, "Melanie Newman, Chris Young, Hannah Keyser so bad, enough to make me long to hear Joe Buck."



 



 



 



 

"The apple tv MLB broadcast is awful, its boring, some of the broadcasters seem like they have no interest in baseball. The broadcast was putting me to sleep. They definitely did not get the best people for the job. When people have to pay there is going to be no one watching," one Twitter user wrote. "Woof. The Apple TV broadcast for Friday night baseball proving to be worse than an ESPN Sunday night broadcast. Do better MLB. Of all the nights to do this, it should not have been on Jackie Robinson Day," another user wrote. "This is by far the single worst broadcast for the @Dodgers. Please put real commentators in the booth. I’m all for equality in the workplace, but at least find a woman that understands the game. And on Jackie Robinson night, seems like the wrong night to try this experiment," one user commented, while another said, "This is, hands down, THE WORST broadcast I've ever heard!! Apple TV, MLB, and the White Sox should be absolutely embarrassed. Please never do this again."



 



 



 



 

"Don't. EVER. Do this to us ever again. I'm BEGGING you. The Apple TV commentators were embarrassing. Tedious. Ignorant. Whatever. Oh, and the women! Thanks for throwing us a bone with that, but they put the women's movement back 50 years. PLEASE. STOP. WHATEVER THAT WAS," one user wrote, while another said, "i never want those apple tv commentators to infiltrate my tv AGAIN".



 



 

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