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On Friday night, when I wanted to watch Max Scherzer's debut with the New York Mets, I found that there was no local feed.  Instead, I had to watch it on Apple TV+.  The good news is that I'm a subscriber … but I must admit that I found some elements of the production to be off-putting.  It may not matter, though, since the likes of Apple and Amazon are actively engaged in bidding for live sports rights … in part because original sports programming draws eyeballs, and in part because these folks would like to sell you something else (in Apple's case, an iPhone, in Netflix's case, a subscription).