MLB.com has always been on the cutting edge of internet technologies, so it was no surprise that its MLB At Bat application for the iPhone last year was so incredible, it basically justified the cost of the very iPhone itself, in my book.
With features like updated in-game statistics (especially pitch counts), real-time radio feeds from both home and away broadcasting teams, in-game video highlights, live video feeds from one to two out-of-market games (randomly selected, but still), it without a doubt made my iPhone the most important gadget of my 2009 summer. And then the playoffs came, and I got multiple camera angles as well--this was the best 10 bucks (or 5/6th of a Dodger Stadium beer) that I had spent last year on baseball.
So here we are, on the precipice of At Bat 2010, which allegedly releases tomorrow, not only for the iPhone and iPod touch, but also for the Android and Blackberry. Yet MLB.com's website about this strikingly vague, when it comes to describing new features in the 2010 version. Couple this with the fact that they've already delayed the release once, from February 28 (I can't find a major announcement of this delay, just a quiet shift of the launch date to March 2), and I have to wonder if the distraction with other devices has plagued their ability to deliver an application to the base iPhone device itself.
Which would suck.
Come on, MLB.com, get your shit together. The Dodgers' first spring training game is on Friday, and I don't want to miss out! The clock is ticking....
P.S. I also expect them to jack the price up to $15 or $20. Watch.