MLB iPhone App

limegrass69

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It looks pretty slick. I may actually cough up the cash for it.

No wonder why MLB did not want XM to stream the games.

I wonder if XM/MLB did not have the forethought to negotiate the streaming rights back when their deal was struck, or if MLB had something up their sleeve all along. I'm not in the business of professional sports, but $60 million/year seems pretty steep to me for having MLB audio.
 

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You don't have to like their pricing model, but you have to hand it to MLB. They have really worked hard to develop solid apps to make their content available across so many platforms. I really think that they "get it".
 

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You don't have to like their pricing model, but you have to hand it to MLB. They have really worked hard to develop solid apps to make their content available across so many platforms. I really think that they "get it".

It seems strange now that for years, Cardinal fans had to listen via KMOX. People thought the people that run the Cardinals went crazy when they decided to go with a smaller stations. They said it was because there were so many other ways for fans to listen to their team that they felt they didn't need to pay af 50K station to broadcast their games anymore :shock:
 

limegrass69

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In the long run, I think the Cardinals are right. I don't think most of the world is quite there yet, however. From an economic perspective, the move from KMOX to KTRS is a good one. But the signal is not as good.

As cool as the new apps are, nothing beats the simplicity of turning on the AM radio and listening to the game. AM just sounds like baseball to me.
 

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I grew up an Angels fan. My step-father used to listen to the Angels Games through a small transistor radio that used a 9V battery :D

The newer generations are using technology that older generations are not used to.

The old ways come and go. Soon listening through an iPhone will be so 2009 :shock:
 

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The technology is crazy. The fact that you can watch a game live in the palm of your hand. Hopefully there will be something like this for the NFL this year.