4/7/08
10:13 am

MacMost Now 65: Baseball Box Scores

Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at some sites that allow you to follow major league baseball games on your Mac.

Video Transcript (Click to Expand)
Hi. This is I'm Gary Rosenzweig. I'm here at opening day at Coors Field to watch the Rockies play the Diamondbacks. If you're not at the baseball game you can also watch games using your computer. There are a couple different websites that help you do it. Let's take a look at them on this episode of MacMost Now.
I go to Yahoo Sports to see plain html box scores that are updated constantly throughout the game. It's got all the details you want. The best thing is it works great on the iPhone as it doesn't use flash at all. Yahoo also has a flash application that shows you the play by play as the game is going on. This is a little more fun to watch but it doesn't really have much more information than the plain box score. Now Fox Sports also has box scores that are updated all the time; they've got a little application on the left side that will update as the game goes on so you kind of get the best of both worlds on one page. ESPN also has a good page. Not only do they show you basically what's going on but they even show you where each pitch lands at the top of the screen. MLB.com, the official Major League Baseball site, also has some great interactive stuff including all these details of every pitch that's made. It has diagrams over on the left that shows you where each hit fell and each out was made. So lots of data here and in addition to that you've also got some radio broadcasts of Major League Baseball games as well.
So there are a couple ways you can keep track of your favorite baseball team while sitting at your computer.
Until next time this is Gary Rosenzweig with MacMost Now.