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Favorite 4: MLB Opening Day 2013

Ahh, Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is here again. The day of the year where hope springs eternal, where ace takes on ace, and the long haul of 162 games starts with one exciting burst. Well, unless you’re a Marlins fan, it’s just all hopeless until Jeffrey Loria mercifully sells the team. Oh, and even if the Astros won on Opening Night, they’re still gonna be a pit of despair this season. And lest we forget, the Cubs are still cursed. Regardless, there’s plenty of reason to be excited on this holiest of days. And there’s plenty of apps to enjoy the baseball season with. Here’s our favorite four apps for Opening Day 2013.

MLB At Bat: MLB’s official app is still the best way to enjoy the MLB season. There’s the Gameday experience with live pitch tracking. The app has a new interface on team pages for easily seeing team highlights, news, schedule, and even getting tickets. Oh and of course, At Bat subscribers get full access to the app and to live game audio, and MLB.tv subscribers get to watch most live games, with the blackout exceptions being in-market games, and national TV blackouts for Fox’s Saturday games and ESPN’s Sunday game.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-02-29 :: Category: Sports

At The Ballpark: Why just check on the status of games when you can actually go to them? This app from MLB is designed to make going to games easier. You can see which ballparks are near you, and when the next game there is. You can buy tickets, and check in to the ballpark. See the team’s schedule for upcoming games, including upcoming promotions. There’s ballpark directories, transportation guidelines, and even a guide to the music of various players and from the stadium.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-04-03 :: Category: Sports

Flick Home Run: If the home team’s down by 10 but you don’t want to leave because it’s the 4th inning yet are so bored that you start to think maybe this sport is slow and boring after all, perhaps a good baseball video game is worth playing. Nothing gets the baseball fan going like this game’s flicking of virtual home runs out of the park, off of some cars, rooftops, and further than any baseball has any right to go. Beware if playing this at the park, as an actual ball hitting your face will hurt badly.

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Topps Bunt: There’s a lot of MLB card games out there, which is a natural fit because of the proud tradition of baseball cards. So why not play the baseball card game from a well-known baseball card company? Their official card game has been updated for 2013 with the ability to now buy card packs for additional players, along with trading with players all over the world to build the best team possible. Results are based on real-life player performance, so it’s more of a fantasy baseball game than a game built around cards representing players. The game does try to balance out the different player types, from closers to catchers.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-04 :: Category: Sports

MLB At Bat Update Has You Ready For Spring Training

Posted by on February 21st, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It’s that time again, time for the baseball season to begin. Spring Training games start tomorrow and you can follow all the action by enjoying an updated MLB.com At Bat app on your iOS device. At Bat subscribers ($19.99 full season, $2.99 monthly) will get to enjoy new features like multi-platform live audio, universal support, re-designed team pages and an updated news interface. Also, more features are on the way for opening day.

From the App Store:

New for 2013 (additional features coming Opening Day)
– Multi-platform live audio access for At Bat 13 subscribers (portable to Mac/PC with a valid MLB.com account)
– Universal support for At Bat 13 subscribers, accessible on iPhone, iPad and other supported smartphones and tablets
– Batting, pitching and fielding statistics (iPad)
– Re-designed individual team pages (iPhone)
– Updated news section interface (iPhone)
– Classic games library (iPhone and iPad)
– Re-architected navigations (iPhone and iPad)
– Additional push notification options (iPhone)

MLB At Bat 12 Confirmed and Detailed

With Spring Training starting up it’s time for baseball fans to not only oil up their mitts but also grab their favorite companion apps as the prepare to root on their chosen teams. It’s been confirmed to EverythingCafe that MLB At Bat 12 will not only make it’s return this season, but the iOS apps will be free and included as part of the subscription package. Previously, MLB.TV subscribers had to pay an extra fee in order to access the service on their iPad and iPhone. MLB At Bat 12 is scheduled to be available starting February 29th.

The At Bat will offer users access to 150 Spring Training games, as well as all 2430 regular season contests. Just remember, local blackout rules apply, so if your home team is playing on television that day you won’t be able to access the game on iOS. Furthermore, the app also features highlight videos, expert analysis, and unique team-by-team content. No matter which teams you follow you’ll have everything in the palm of your hand with At Bat, and this year it won’t cost an extra cent.

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