Tuesday, April 6, 2010

MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app diary day 11 Wow and Joshua Sacco

Posted by Drew Zeitlin.:

Hello everybody. Wow what can we say. It was an unbelievable 24 hours of baseball. It is time to pick up the diary for the MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app once again. Today will be day 11. This iphone app from Major League Baseball is awesome. Sure wish we had this technology when I was kid. We start from Opening Night on Sunday. It was only the Yankees and the Red Sox at Fenway Park. With all the pop and circumstance that the Red Sox and MLB put out, it was like the Academy Awards. That game was not on MLB.com At Bat 2010 free tv game so we settled for listening to the game on WCBS out of New York. We didn't really settle we got to listen to the great John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman (click on their names and you will be taken to their Wikipedia page for more information on them). They did an outstanding job and we were very informed and very entertained. Most of the credit has to go to the Yankees and Red Sox they played a very entertaining and exciting game.

Now lets talk about MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app. Wow this iPhone app was impressive through out this game. First we were able to listen to the game and we had the choice between which broadcast to listen to either the Red Sox broadcast or the Yankees broadcast. Then they delivered us Gameday which gave us pitch by pitch play by play. We also had a live box score and up to date stats. Then they delivered in game highlights. There would be highlights of any big play from the game and we could see it about an inning later. That was very cool. It was the first game in about 14 years that we had listen or watched from the first inning to the last inning. We were impressed and we had a good time.

The next day it was opening day for almost every other team not named Red Sox or Yankees. The free TV game was the Phillies and the Nationals. We watched the first 4 innings and the Nationals were hanging in and even had a 1-0 lead for a while. The pitcher for the Philles was Roy Halladay (from Colorado) he is good and shut them down the rest of the way. The reason we left the game after the 4th inning was to listen to the Colorado Rockies play the Milwaukee Brewers. That too was a good game to listen to and we watch highlights from the other games that were being played at the same time. It felt like we were everywhere and missing nothing. We did listen to the Rockies game from the first pitch to the last pitch, making it the 2nd game we have listen from start to finish in 14 years. It does look like the Rockies have a good team but we have 161 more games to play.

Wanted to finish up with more of the pop and circumstance from opening night. The Red Sox had Pedro Martinez throw out the first pitch. They had Neil Diamond come out on the field and sang "Sweet Caroline". We know this because they were part of the in game highlights that MLB.com At Bat 2010 showed us. They also showed us a crowd-moving opening speech delivered by five year-old Joshua Sacco, of YouTube fame. Last year he did a rendition of Herb Brooks’s (played by Kurt Russell) speech from the 2004 movie Miracle that landed on YouTube that was watched by many people. This time he switched some words to make it play for baseball and the Red Sox and Yankees. We thought it was great. Click here to see the video of the speech from Mashable on opening night and his original speech from last year and Kurt Russell speech that started everything. Till next time.

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