Posted by Drew Zeitlin.:
Hello everybody. We watched our second full game on the iPhone yesterday. A very entertaining game between the Pirates and the Giants. We just set the iPhone next to the computer watched the game and got a lot of work done. It is time to pick up the diary for the MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app once again. Today will be day 19. We have seen two full games on the iPhone but we have watched a couple of innings of most of the games that MLB.com At Bat 2010 has offered. After one week the report card is that the quality has been quite good. We have been using wi-fi and keeping the iPhone plugged in. Not sure the battery will last a full game. On the occasion that we have to use the 3-G network, the quality is not quite as good on the wi-fi but not bad and have enjoyed watching a couple of innings here and there on 3-G.
What we have really used and what we really like is the audio feeds. First we receive the audio feeds of every game and we get to choose which teams feeds that we would like to listen too. As the days schedule starts you have the opportunity to listen to day games or night games or late games from the west coast. This gives us the chance to listen to three full games in one day if we are inclined to do so, or skip around and catch the action of several games at the same time. In the first week we have been inclined to listen to the full game. The radio announcers are much more likely to talk about the players more than the TV announcers, and that helps us out, since we need information on who these players are. By listening to the entire game you get a much better feel about the team, the players, and the manager. If you get to listen to a series, you really get a feel for both teams. Usually we pick one team's radio station and listen to them talk about their team and players. In one week our knowledge of the players have increased a thousand fold. It is safe to say we now know more players than coaches. The audio feed is much better when you are working. It is like having music in the background except much more entertaining. Another reason we like the audio feed is that we can bike and listen to the game at the same time. You can not beat exercise and baseball can you?
After the first week of play here is some thoughts. We have been very impressed with the Tampa Bay Rays. They have a great line-up and a lot of hustle players. We have been very impressed with Carl Crawford. He really can do it all. He has power, he has speed, and he has defense. He can produce runs and he can prevent runs. We also like the Yankees, and we have seen why they are the defending champions. The AL East should produce a very good pennant race this year. Speaking of the AL East, we hate to report but it looks like it could be a very long year for the Orioles. Especially in baseball one game of a hundred and sixty-two games and game four of the season should not be that big of a thing. It does look like the way they lost their home opener really took the wind out of their sails. Our last thought of the week is that we are sure glad we purchased MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app. We had one fun week.
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