This Spring Training, Major League Baseball players will practice more than just swings and pitches—they’ll make sure their selfie game is on point, too.
On Friday, MLB will celebrate Snapchat Day, where players are encouraged to use the time-bomb messaging service. All 30 MLB teams will publish Snapchat stories on March 11, taking fans behind the scenes.
For the first time ever, MLB players will be allowed to use their phones during games to capture moments on Snapchat.
— MLB (@MLB) March 4, 2016
One of Snapchat’s biggest fans? Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who shared his excitement about Snapchat day with MLB.com:
It’s especially fun with the little kids. They love it. A lot of people like to see what we do, to see how much fun we have in the clubhouse. And it’s good with Snapchat because you can’t save [the videos].
This is an ongoing agreement between MLB and Snapchat. Players on Friday will also test out fun technology such as the SnapBat (think a baseball bat instead of a selfie stick).
Images courtesy of MLB.