Earlier this week, MLB released an updated version of its app. Ever since updating, when I go to the Scores tab, I can no longer use the previous and next day buttons to view the games on a particular day. Performing a double tap on these controls with Voiceover yields no changes to the scoreboard. I can read the scores for the current day, but that is it. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app, but this issue still persists.
Is anyone else experiencing this? If so, have you found a work around?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
By Jim D, 24 June, 2021
iOS and iPadOS
It is not Just You
I am also having that problem. I had not tried it until you mentioned it and I can confirm that the app is indeed not letting you change dates under the Scores tab. If you wanted to see the scores from yesterday, you might try opening the mlb.tv button at the top left and try changing the dates there to see the scores from yesterday.
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