Baseball is typically the old man wagging his fist at the youngsters.
On Friday, March 11, the league will host a “Snapchat Day” when players across the league will be permitted to use “SnapBat” selfie sticks—yes, that’s real—and smartphones in the dugout and bullpen.
Big League Stew @bigleaguestew
MLB is letting players use Snapchat during a spring game. And they can use this SnapBat: https://t.co/lLDCnHAx49 https://t.co/ICTS4p5zQD3/4/2016, 2:02:37 PM
Who needs a #selfie stick when you can have a SnapBat? Straight out of the DI #innovation lab. #SpringTraining #MLB https://t.co/vewT1rLOb83/2/2016, 8:38:00 PM
This comes on the heels of a multiyear partnership agreement between the MLB and Snapchat.
Per Forbes.com contributor Maury Brown, Snapchat will cover Opening Day, the All-Star Game, playoffs, games and events, and have access to "exclusive behind-the-scenes content feature the game's top players."
3.11.16: @MLB, @Snapchat partner for #SpringTraining stories like you’ve never seen before. https://t.co/umYH5HVH0X https://t.co/1x8iWeHiMe3/4/2016, 2:11:55 PM
Here are all 30 @MLB clubs on @Snapchat so you’re prepared for 3.11.16. https://t.co/eRgzIxa91S3/4/2016, 2:18:54 PM
Pablo Sandoval was disciplined for “liking” an Instagram post during a game last July. Get it out of your system now, Panda.
Next Friday, Snap away.
[Twitter, h/t Forbes]