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Monday, April 18, 2016

The future is now as MLB pushes real-time data technology | The Star-Telegram

The guys in the control room need to get out and watch a ballgame once in a while.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 18, 2016 at 08:56 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: rangers, technology

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

MLB approves wearable technology for two devices this season

“The next thing you know, the pitcher’s going to have a phone in his pocket taking selfies,” New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner said.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 06, 2016 at 05:21 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: technology

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

MLB star Mike Trout is using a smart bat at spring training

“Zepp lets me look at my swing’s performance and progress so I can make the adjustments to improve at the plate,” Trout told Mashable. “For me, I want to have consistency throughout the season and this is the guide.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 01, 2016 at 06:16 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: mike trout, technology

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

RootMetrics Review of Network Performance at US Baseball Parks

My buddy who works for [a major U.S. cell carrier] told me about RootMetrics to see crowdsourced coverage data. The first thing staring me in the face was this article from late October. Serendipity?

You have to dig into the site to get more specific info and there’s an app you can run on your phone that reports back to the Mother Ship so that they can tabulate these coverage maps.

When you’re at a game, you might want to check the scores of other games with your phone, manage your fantasy baseball team, or upload a picture of your favorite player to social media. Given the importance of your smartphone at the ballpark, lagging data performance from your mobile network can act as a significant pain point. Venues, however, can be incredibly complex areas for networks to cover. Congestion from crowds, dense construction materials, and even location within the stadium can impact your mobile experience.

Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: November 10, 2015 at 12:27 PM | 7 comment(s)
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