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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 28 January 2010 02:49

(Credit: James Martin/CNET)


UPDATE (11:30am ET): The images below are taken from a demo run yesterday at Apple's iPad unveiling event. With that, we have updated the bullet points below. MLBAM informs that no other details will be forthcoming until closer to launch when Apple creates a new iPad store.  One small bit of news that we do know from MLBAM... The name "At Bat" is not firm for the iPad application, so it's possible it may fall under a new name by release.



Player card and boxscore widgets displayed over video highlight

Pitch details

Click on pitch for additional data


We're awaiting more details from MLB Advanced Media, but in the meantime, when the screenshot at the very top appeared on CNET, we had to bring it to your attention.

What you're seeing is MLB.com's "At Bat" app (NOTE: App name not firm, may be under new name for iPad) for Apples's new iPad. While we have no specs, here's what we can see:

  • Video highlights over Pitch F/X
  • Click on a pitch's trajectory to see details (see new image provided)
  • MLB.TV icon. Flip to video of the game
  • Gameday Audio icon. Flip to the home or away radio feed for the game.
  • Pitcher/Hitter match-up detials (bottom bar, middle)
  • Lineup (bottom bar, right). Scroll through the lineup
  • "Baseball cards" - Click on a player image and get ther stats, much as a baseball card appears.
  • Boxscore, Field, Summary - Details that have been in the current At Bat, but now one, or all, appear as widgets on screen.
  • Widgets over video - Any of the statistical info in widgets can now be displayed over video (see image).
  • Game score displayed on outfield wall, ala Fenway Park
  • Top bar allows you to scroll left and right through the day's games.

OK... If you're going to go the iPad route, can you blame anyone for shelling out the extra $$ for the G3 enabled version? Being able to watch the game this way, anywhere, would be fantastic.



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