Friday, February 25, 2011

MLB At Bat 2011 Arrives, Quickly Steals $15 From SoSG Sax's Wallet

All right, I took the plunge, MLB.com--even for the hefty fee. I can't wait to see the new functionality from this app, which released this week:

The mobile app MLB.com At Bat is back for the 2011 season. Fans can get a free preview of MLB.tv live streaming video for At Bat 11 on Apple devices starting on Saturday. At Bat 11, which is available now for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android devices, and BlackBerry devices, introduces a new favorite club home screen customization setting.

At Bat 11 gives baseball fans complete coverage of Grapefruit and Cactus League games with access to live spring training games. Fans will get radio feeds, as well as in-progress game stats. Features for spring training include a customizable home screen, the ability to watch live streaming of about 150 spring training games, the ability to listen to radio broadcasts for spring training games, and an enhanced video library archive that's searchable by player or team. The app is available for a one-time fee of $14.99 for the entire 2011 season.

This site says the app is already #1 in its niche.

11 comments:

Josh S. said...

Good, you can tell me if they fixed the goddamn lag. If they haven't, I'm not buying.

MR. F said...

You're... stealing from yourself?

Dusty Baker said...

What was the lag problem again, Josh? Just the obvious?

I vaguely remember your woe but didn't experience it for myself. Actually there was some lag, but not significant. Hell, there's lag between the TV broadcast the the radio broadcast - I'll be listening to the radio by the grill and the broadcast is sometimes as much as much seconds ahead of the telly.

Fred's Brim said...

Apparently streaming video will be available for some android phones on opening day (I am guessing those with the flash-happy 2.2 android OS). This will require a MLB.tv subscription. Does the iPhone require the subscription to MLB.tv or do you just need the app?

Dusty Baker said...

There's no such thing as a free lunch, FB.

Dusty Baker said...

BTW: Listening to baseball now! On my iPad! Welcome, season!

On the downside, it's a D-bags v Hated Ones game and HOs are winning 5-4.

Dusty Baker said...

Make that 7-4 thanks to Oyster Pubes.

Hey, whoooooa....there's a D-bags pitcher named Zach Kroenke. No word as to whether he, too, has a tiny head.

Dusty Baker said...

pps-

$14.99 for iPad app. ANd $14.99 for iPhone/iPod app. Have to pay for both if you want to use both devices to listen/watch. OUTRAGE!

Having said that, I will be buying both.

Spank said...

Is there a Curling app for the iPad?

Steve Sax said...

Curling's Stone Delivery 2011 application has not yet been released

Dave said...

And, of course, if you click on the "Tickets" link on the Dodger page, it takes you directly to Angels ticket info.