Mets Announce “Instagram” Broadcast for Brooklyn Viewers

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An example of the Instagram feed from Saturday.

NEW YORK, NY — In an effort to attract a largely untapped but also generally affluent demographic, the New York Mets, in conjunction with local carrier WPIX, presented an Instagram broadcast this weekend — available only to viewers in the New York borough of Brooklyn — of their spring-training game against the Miami Marlins.

The broadcast, which featured what appeared to be Instagram’s popular Walden filter with a radial tilt shift, is hoped to help facilitate interest among fashionable Brooklyn residents who might otherwise have no idea what baseball even really is.

“This is an exciting partnership for us,” said John D’Amico, manager of on-air content at WPIX. “With the use of Instagram’s filters and other photo-editing tools, viewers can now see what Mets games would look like if a twee Wesleyan graduate were in charge of production.”

D’Amico went on to confirm that plans were in the works, as well, to have future games accompanied by instrumental pieces by popular Scottish band Mogwai and French duo Daft Punk.




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Urban Shocker
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Urban Shocker
2 years 6 months ago

Zomg. Best NotGraphs ever?

eddiegaedel
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eddiegaedel
2 years 6 months ago

They would be smart to give instagram glasses to the Dodger fans, then maybe they would actually pay attention to the games when they go to them.

Mike Green
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Mike Green
2 years 6 months ago

The instagram filter obviously wasn’t beta-tested. Where are the scraggly beards on the fans? Isn’t that beardless person holding what appears to be a large soft drink (and undoubtedly not fair trade nor organic)?

A eskpert
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A eskpert
2 years 6 months ago

These reports are false. The actual game will be broadcast over instagram, but in its 24 frame per second entirety, nothing less. That strategy will lead to ~200,000 total posts by the mets during said game.

kurthumes
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kurthumes
2 years 6 months ago

had to double check that i was reading fangraphs and not the onion…

DerekJeterGiftBasket
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DerekJeterGiftBasket
2 years 6 months ago

How about just a whole day of the Mets taking pictures of their food, and kids in black and white?

Mick O
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Mick O
2 years 6 months ago

That looks nothing like Walden, though.

Ogle Davidly
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2 years 6 months ago

This is so last Saturday. I go to Mets games for the Fair Trade Coffee that a little guy sells in the alley that no-one knows about.

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