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MLB to Have 'Snapchat Day' and Allow Players to Post in the Dugout During Games

Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez, right, takes a mock selfie with Justin Turner, left, and Kike Hernandez after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Thomas DuffyFeatured ColumnistMarch 4, 2016

Baseball is typically the old man wagging his fist at the youngsters.

Not anymore.

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.

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."

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]

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