Of all the things I miss during baseball's offseason, the ability to read box scores over breakfast or call up an out-of-market game while I'm in a bar rank near the top.
But instead of providing those pleasures — features that would have blown my 7-year-old mind in 1985 — my MLB At Bat app currently sits next to my equally dormant Yahoo! fantasy baseball app on my iPhone's screen. Together they still provide an impulsive daily dare for my thumb.
Go ahead. Push me. See if there's anything new behind these inviting icons.
Anyway, as someone who's hopelessly addicted to the MLB At Bat on both the iPhone and iPad, it's nice to see someone from outside the baseball world recognize its amazing utility. Macworld — one of Appledom's most influential voices — has named the app one of five inaugural members of its "App Hall of Fame."
If you're a baseball fan with an iOS device, this app should be on the first page of your home screen from April through October [says the site].
Are the MLB At Bat apps a little pricey, especially considering you have to purchase them separately if you own both an iPhone and iPad? Yes. But they're also among the most supported apps out there and they probably contain and feature more content that any other. For a league that everyone so wrongly accuses of being technologically backward, MLB At Bat actually proves the exact opposite. Can't wait for the next fix.
Big BLS H/N: @bizballmaury