Guide to Watching MLB with an HDTV Antenna: May 2017

Watching Baseball for Free on FOX

Looking to watch baseball without a cable subscription? Check out May’s guide for watching MLB games with an OTA antenna.

It’s been a little more than a month since Major League Baseball’s 2017 season kicked off, and already it seems like a million years since we watched the impossible happen when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in almost a century.

With baseball season in full swing, it’s time to oil up that glove, bust out the peanuts & cracker jacks, and tune into some of the greatest spectacles that Major League Baseball has to offer.

How to Watch Baseball without Cable

There are a number of services out there that can help you watch your favorite games without a cable TV bill. For millions these services are exactly what they have been looking for; but for others, on a tight budget, the additional monthly expense is just not doable. For those of you looking for an absolutely free way to watch MLB, meet the over-the-air (OTA) antenna.

The OTA antenna is the digital descendant of the old rabbit ear antennas that many of us grew up with. Capable of picking up the broadcast networks in your area, such a Fox, the OTA antenna can give you thousands of hours of free entertainment, in HD; which in our case is baseball.

MLB on FOX

The only broadcast network that airs MLB games is the aforementioned Fox network; which, if anything, helps keep things simple. According to Fox Sports, you’ll be able to watch 33 regular season games this year with an OTA antenna; or, to put it another way, about 133 hours of baseball.

Later on in the post-season, you’ll also be able to watch the All-Star Game and the World Series. Not too shabby when you think about it.

TV Schedule

So how many of those 33 regular season games will air in May? Let’s take a look and find out!

**All times in EST**

  • May 20
    • Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets, 7:15 PM
    • San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:15 PM
    • Texas Rangers vs. Detroit Tigers, 7:15 PM
  • May 27
    • Baltimore Orioles vs. Houston Astros, 7:15 PM
    • Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:15 PM
    • New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:15 PM

As you might notice, there’s not a whole lot of OTA MLB games in May. For those that are scheduled, many of the games take place at the same time; which means the game you watch will depend on your broadcast market and where you live.

Baseball Season is Just Getting Started

But take heart cord cutting sports fans, because this will not be the case forever. Looking at the MLB broadcast schedule past May, you’ll see a whole host of games opening up in June through the end of the season.

If you’re looking to watch more baseball than what’s available OTA, which I alluded to earlier, there are a lot of different resources out there that can help. From online radio to live streaming services, there are a lot of different ways to watch baseball without cable. Here’s a quick rundown of all your options in case you’re interested.

Cord Cutters sound off! Who do you think is a strong contender for the World Series this year? Let us know in the comments below or sound off on social media!

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