baseball

  • Jet Hitter: New Baseball robot allows solo practice

    Baseball robots are nothing new (there’s even a dedicated Wikipedia article on them), but that didn’t stop Japan’s Meiji University and Yokohama-based metal recycling company MRC [JP] to come up with the so-called Jet Hitter [JP]. Read More

  • So much for that MLB 09 The Show prediction!

    Well that didn’t exactly pan out, now did it? Sony’s MLB 09 The Show predicted last week that the Philadelphia Phillies would win the World Series in seven games. As y’all know by now, the New York Yankees (booooo!) beat the Phillies in Game Six last night to win their 27th championship. Congratulations, Yankees, you’re the Real Madrid of baseball with a terrible stadium. Read More

  • MLB 09 The Show predicts a Phillies win in 7 games (take that, Yankees!)

    Yes~! I’m rooting for the Phillies over the Yankees this World Season because I’m a Mets fan, and I’d sooner root for Team Mars in an Earth vs. Mars Loser Leaves The Galaxy Match than root for the Yankees. HopefullyMLB 09 The Show‘s prediction pans out, because it has Philadelphia beating The Bronx Bums in seven games. Read More

  • It's time for the MLB to adopt instant replay

    Look, I’d be lying if I said I followed baseball this season. I’m a Mets guy, and you just know that, once April hits, you’re in for a reasonably OK season, but one that just looses steam as the months go by. So why bother? What I can say, though, is that, given all this evidence, it’s about time that baseball adopt the instant replay. Correct calls outweigh… Read More

  • Roku bringing MLB.TV to their lineup

    Own a Roku? Are you so much of a baseball fan that you’ve signed up for the MLB.TV premium package? Then we have a surprise for you: Roku just announced that they’ve added MLB.TV’s live, out of market baseball games to their available channels. Read More

  • Video: Two robots playing baseball (kind of)

    Baseball is a national sports in Japan and so it was just a matter of time for this baseball- and robot-crazy country to invent (industrial) robots that are able to play baseball. The 2-robot team can’t run around and doesn’t look human, but both machines are able to throw and bat the ball in quite an impressive way. Read More

  • Are you ready for some baseball? Your iPhone can stream live games

    A $10 At Bat app for the iPhone will stream “out-of-market” games to the iPhone and the iPod Touch. The first game will be the Cubs-White Sox at 2:20pm today and then the Tigers-Cardinals game at 8:15pm. You can also listen to the game and watch live illustrations but if you live in New York, for example, you won’t be able to watch Yankees or Mets games. Read More

  • Nice: Earl Weaver Baseball coming to iPhone

    Anyone over the age of 30 may fondly remember Earl Weaver Baseball for Amiga, DOS, and the Apple II. I myself had an Apple IIc and split most of my time between Earl Weaver Baseball and Hardball! during my formative elementary school years. Now we’re hearing that one of Earl Weaver Baseball’s original designers, Eddie Dombrower, is porting the game to the iPhone. Read More

  • A mesmerizing look at the Hatfield Hotdog Launcher

    Wow. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Hatfield Hotdog Launcher that’s brought out in between innings at the Phillies’ games. A lot of work went into getting all the science-y stuff right and even then, sometimes the hot dogs fly out of their wrappers mid-flight (watch at about the five-minute mark). Very cool. Read More

  • Baseball prepares itself for on-the-field instant replay


    Not even instant replay could help this team As if baseball isn’t slow enough already, it now looks like the MLB will allow the use of instant replay to help make on-the-field calls. Don’t tell the purists. The deal, which is all but done but not *quite* finished, is such that instant replay will start being used before the end of the month. Use of instant replay will be limited… Read More