Growing up, the only sport I really cared about was baseball. I lived in Florida and my dad was a sports writer. We’d spend two weeks every year and visit every training camp in the state. As a kid I promised Brooks Robinson that I’d name a son after him (I did). I’m even looking at my “10 Year Old All Stars” trophy as I write this.
All of this is why I was thrilled when I saw MLB At Bat hit the app store. Being older, with a family, and living in Utah, I don’t get quite the same baseball fix I used to and I really wanted to get it back. Thank You MLB At Bat.
Now, this isn’t a game. MLB At Bat is a way to keep in touch with everything Major League Baseball…- and I mean everything. You get all the scores for every game, but that’s the easy part. Listen to some of this…-
Another easy one, but you get all the stats and standings of the teams throughout the season. It evens gives you the wild card race, I mean the race now…- just a few games into the season. And there is the link to the MLB site to find out any news you want.
Let’s get to some of the cooler stuff.
You can get a pitch by pitch breakdown of every game. You can even check into a game and see a graphic of the batter and the location of each pitch as it crosses the plate, including what the pitch was and how fast it was.
You want to see video highlights of each game? They’re there. You’re one button away from seeing more highlights than in any five SportsCenters. I love checking these each night.
My favorite bit is the very coolest part. You can listen to the radio broadcasts of every baseball game…- every game. And not only that, you can hear both announcing teams. I love being able to switch from one team to another after a big homerun. It’s always fun to hear one crew go crazy while the other announcer is bummed out. I even enjoy the different commercials that you can hear from all over the country…- and the different promotions that each park is having.
I have a long commute from work every day and I’ve enjoyed listening to a random game (when the Orioles aren’t playing) as I drive. I’ve paid more attention to baseball so far this year than I have in several years, and it’s been great.
If you are a baseball fan (even causually) this is about as close to a must buy as there is on the App Store. At the price it’s a steal to be able to hear the games. In fact, the price is more to get the same thing on your computer…- take that!
This is an app I go to everyday and I know that I’ve got this for the entire MLB season, including the World Series. I can’t recommend this high enough for baseball fans and I hope (hope, hope, hope) that the NFL does the same thing. I would then be in my own personal sports nirvana.
Radio Broadcasts of BOTH teams
Pitch Location –- Every Pitch
Baseball Fan’s Dream
My Orioles Will Probably Suck All Season (I agree go Phillies!! –- Glenn)
This video is not from appVersity.com and is intended to showcase the application only.