April 23, 2008
If you're the type of person who likes to bring a Nintendo DS to Mariners games (and, really, who isn't?), Tuesday brought some good news. No longer will you have to pay for the privilege of being distracted from the game in front of you.
Yes, you can now ignore the game via your DS for free.
"Nintendo announced that the service is going to be free at home games this year. Gamers who bring their DS with them to Safeco will be able to wirelessly log into the Nintendo Fan Network. Features include access to player statistics, scores from other MLB games in progress, current team standings, chat with other fans and the ability to compete in trivia and other mini games. Additionally, fans can watch the in-stadium live broadcast video and use the Nintendo DS touch screen to order ballpark food and beverages delivered right to their seats."
Being able to watch the in-stadium video seems cool, especially if you're in the upper deck. The access to stats and standings ain't bad, either.
But the chat and trivia games? This ain't Buffalo Wild Wings.
Elsewhere in the baseball blogosphere ...
• JoePo with more good stuff about Paul O'Neill and #21. [The JoeBlog]
• The nice, new trend of female streakers at baseball games continues. [Bugs & Cranks]
• Delving into the early success of John Bowker. [Bay City Ball]
• In related news, Delgado's bat will receive a proper burial. [Cecilio Guante]
• If you're only going to have one celebrity fan, Kendra Wilkinson ain't a bad one. [Gaslamp Ball]