I didn't bother buying the Major League Baseball app last summer since I didn't purchase an iPhone until early August. Well, that was just stupid.
This year I sprung for the app called At Bat 2010. It runs about $15 and is actually available for other smart phones as well. The way people gush about the app seemed a bit much until I began living with it myself.
Is it the best app ever? For a baseball fan it quite possibly could be. Here's the deal. It gives you news, scores, stats and schedules. It has plenty of video clips of highlights from the previous days games. It even allows you to watch one game live on your phone each day. They choose the game and it's subject to blackout restrictions but it's pretty cool to watch a live ballgame on your phone. By the way, live TV will be quite common place on your phone by years end.
I haven't stated the main reason I've fallen in love with At Bat 2010. It allows you to listen to any and every baseball game during the season. That's right. For $15 pick a game then choose which team's radio broadcast you want to listen to. As a fan of radio in general, since I was a little tike, it's a thrill to be able to lie in bed and listen to someone like Vin Scully calling the Dodgers game on the west coast.
Scan the scoreboard and determine which game is close and "tune in"to that one. Maybe an announcer says that C.C. is pitching a no hitter in NYC tonight. Time to tune in that game. It's truly magical. Sure, my allegiance is to the Cleveland Indians but let's face it, they are playing some boring ball.
I have always found that listening to the radio broadcast of a baseball game can be therapeutic. It calms me down. It's escapism. Simply plug in your iPhone to your distributed audio system and enjoy these ballgames anywhere in your house. Or listen to a Cubs day game while making the sales rounds in your car.
You see? You, too, may be touting At Bat 2010 as the best app ever.
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