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Thursday, September 27, 2012

TBS to Feature ‘3D Hologram Imagery’ on MLB Wild Card

Could this be the greatest breakthrough since the Samchillian Tip Tip Tip Cheeepeeeee? Stay tuned!

TBS announced that its Major League Baseball post-season programming will include some new bells and whistles, including “3D hologram imagery.”

Specifically, TBS says it will use “innovative 3D imagery will illustrate detailed examples of pitch grips while demonstrating the pressure points, release points and rotation. Analysts will use the tool to explain how pitches work and how the hitter approaches each type of pitch.” The network will also triple the number of super slo-mo cameras it typically uses during the post season. It will again integrate Bloomberg Sports statistics into the telecasts, and use Pitch Trax in-game pitching location technology during its coverage.

Repoz Posted: September 27, 2012 at 05:03 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gamingboy Posted: September 27, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4247551)
Will Tupac be there?
   2. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: September 27, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4247569)
Specifically, TBS says it will use “innovative 3D imagery will illustrate detailed examples of pitch grips while demonstrating the pressure points, release points and rotation. Analysts will use the tool to explain how pitches work and how the hitter approaches each type of pitch.”


And we'll miss 10-15 pitches because of it.
   3. zachtoma Posted: September 27, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4247606)
This sounds a lot easier than having some ex-pitcher analyst just hold a ball in front of the camera.
   4. Leroy Kincaid Posted: September 27, 2012 at 08:30 PM (#4247663)
Looks like I'll be sticking to mlb.com radio broadcasts.
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: September 27, 2012 at 09:16 PM (#4247688)
It will of course be introduced by the tandem of scooter and the NFL robot.
   6. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 27, 2012 at 09:19 PM (#4247689)
My wife's grandmother hates the NFL robot. I think it's because she's racist.
   7. Boxkutter Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4247788)
Looks like I'll be sticking to mlb.com radio broadcasts.

And yelling at kids to stay off your lawn.
   8. dr. scott Posted: September 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM (#4247816)
I wish I had a lawn. As it is people just leave beer bottles on the sidewalk next to my door. I guess it's the down side of living 1/4 block from 4 different bars.
   9. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: September 28, 2012 at 12:41 AM (#4247819)
This seems like as good of a place as any to say how much I can't stand MLB 360 with all its whooshing noises and blurry transitions between camera angles. It seems like a gimmick just for the sake of the gimmick and does nothing to break down a play in any greater detail.
   10. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: September 28, 2012 at 12:49 AM (#4247824)
#9 is quite correct. This is the modern television equivalent of animated flaming letters on your web site. Yawn.
   11. Leroy Kincaid Posted: September 28, 2012 at 07:22 AM (#4247868)
Having a lawn is a pain. I wish it would get off my property.
   12. bjhanke Posted: September 28, 2012 at 08:44 AM (#4247890)
I'm interested in this, if for no other reason than that I have no idea at all how they are going to get a 3D holographic image to show 3D on my 2D TV. If someone has actually figured out how to do that, the movie industry is going to get yet another overhaul. I have my doubts, but I do want to see them try. - Brock Hanke
   13. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM (#4247969)
This seems like as good of a place as any to say how much I can't stand MLB 360 with all its whooshing noises and blurry transitions between camera angles.


This reminds me of ABC having a 360 cam during the political conventions. They went to it once and my wife said "why did they give us a cameraphone quality shot of the convention just to show us a 360 view?" Completely pointless.

There are a few ways they could make this hologram technology awesome. Have a "virtual" Mel Allen chime in with "how about that" on great plays. A virtual Jack Buck giving that eloquent speech he gave after 9/11 during the 7th inning stretch instead of the infernal GBA. Or have Princess Leia give an impassioned plea to Obi Won Kanobi to save the people of Alderraan.
   14. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 28, 2012 at 11:22 AM (#4248013)
Will Tupac be there?

Well, the company that made hologram Tupac has gone bankrupt, so that may be an obstacle.
   15. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: September 28, 2012 at 01:47 PM (#4248147)
As long as we don't have to see Frank Caliendo in 3D. Or two. Or one.

(Yes, every time I see a TBS thread, I'm going to mention Frank Caliendo. I lived through the atrocity that was "Frank TV", and I shall bear witness!)
   16. BDC Posted: September 28, 2012 at 02:19 PM (#4248186)
I assumed from the title that this was about some sort of new way of printing a baseball card. Sounds like it would have been cooler if it was.

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