While Derek Jeter’s last home game took place on Thursday, the legendary shortstop’s final game ever will take place later today against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Here’s how to watch it live.
This is Derek Jeter’s last season, and the Yankees captain has spent the last few months on his “farewell tour,” saying goodbye one last time to all of the stadiums that he’s ever played in. It’s been a bittersweet season for the Yankees and their fans, but Jeter will no doubt be considered one of the Yankees’ most legendary players and most likely a future Hall of Famer.
If you don’t want to miss a piece of history, Derek Jeter’s last game is taking place later today at 1:35pm Eastern Time. It’s unknown whether or not the shortshop will actually play, considering his last at-bat during his last home game on Thursday was about the best ending anyone could possibly imagine. However, we wouldn’t be surprised if he was at least substituted in at some point during the game if he didn’t start, so you can probably bet on seeing Jeter play during his last baseball game ever.
Here’s how to watch Derek Jeter’s last game live.
Through Cable or Antenna
The easiest way to watch Derek Jeter’s last game is to tune into TBS at 1:35pm ET, then sit back and enjoy. It’s likely that the game could also be broadcasted on another channel as well, including the YES network, but both channels are only available through a cable or satellite subscription.
With that said, if all you have is an over-the-air antenna, you’re unfortunately out of luck, but your options aren’t limited just yet.
There are several ways you can watch live television on your computer, and there are a few somewhat shady websites where you can live stream TV shows and sporting events. One website that comes to mind is Stream2Watch. You can live stream sports, as well as specific channels in order to watch a specific television show that comes on. It’s also a good idea to enable some sort of ad blocker when accessing these kinds of websites, as they’re usually littered with advertisements.
Of course, this practice is illegal for the most part (not for you, but for the website providing the service), so if you don’t feel comfortable doing this, we don’t blame you. However, your options get a bit slimmer from there.
You can also use MLB.TV, which allows you to watch baseball games live on your computer, but the service charges a fee of $3.99 for the remainder of the season, and if you don’t already have a subscription to the service, it’s probably not worth paying $4 to watch just one game, although it will give you access to watching the playoffs if you’re interested in that.
You can also use the MLB.TV app on a variety of streaming devices, including the Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation or Roku.
Using MLB At Bat
MLB At Bat is an app that’s available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices, and it allows you to watch live baseball games right on your phone or tablet. The app itself is a free download, and a one-time $3.99 charge will get you access to all sorts of stats, highlights, replays and more for the rest of the season and through the playoffs.
One big complaint with MLB.TV and MLB At Bat (as well as other live sports apps) is that there are blackout restrictions, meaning that if you live near the team you’re wanting to watch, you won’t be able to. This is to get more people to the stadium to watch the game, rather than just stay at home and watch it on the TV (and it also has to do with broadcast licensing rights and a whole bunch of other nonsense). It’s a clever move for the parties involved, but it’s really annoying for us fans.
There have been easy ways around blackout restrictions if you watch the games on your iOS or Android device, but the recent updates to MLB At Bat seem to block these methods, so your mileage may vary based on how you set up your VPN and what VPN service you use.