It’s your web browser. It’s your inbox. It’s your favorite novel. It’s your way to piss away hours in the clubhouse.
“Look around the clubhouse,” says Rob Coughlin, the Cincinnati Reds’ manager of video scouting. “Just about every single (player) has an iPad they can use to prepare for a game.”
Coughlin says the third-generation iPad’s improved resolution will enhance those efforts, noting the Reds installed high-definition cameras at Great America Ballpark this off-season in hopes of gaining a scouting edge.
“With the ‘3,’ now you’re going to be able to see the grip on the baseball, perhaps even the rotation of the baseball and be able to (better) break down mechanics,” he says. ” A decade ago (the latest) was VHS tapes, then the quality of video improved when everything went digital. Now, the next step is getting everything in high definition. The clearer the picture, the clearer you can see what the pitcher is trying to do.”
...Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden says he permanently fastened his original iPad to his boat; it’s now used for depth finding and navigation on his trips along California’s San Joaquin Delta. He says he plans to upgrade on Friday.
“Why?” he asks. “Because it’s got a ‘3’ after its name, not a ‘2,’ which means it’s newer - and that also means I don’t have it. So, I’m going to have to get it.”
Posted: March 14, 2012 at 06:45 PM | 47 comment(s)
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