MLB At Bat 2009 Review (iPhone)

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I’ve been listening to MLB.app since the start of the season and as rocky as it has been for the fighting phils, the app has been great.

It streams audio from the Phillies home radio station, even though I’m in San Francisco.

It plays highlight videos from mlb.tv.

It costs $10 per season, whereas the streaming audio feature from mlb.com costs $15.

Most importantly, it gives you a box score and play-by-play text.

Overall, I’ve had few issues with At Bat. Mainly, I’d appreciate it if there were full streaming video of the game, but I suspect they’ll do that for next season and charge $10-$20 more for the app.

The lesser issue is with my connectivity. I live in SF and AT&T’s network stinks, but the inability (on the part of the app or the iPhone) to switch between edge/3G while streaming the in-game audio is terrible. I have to wake my phone up just to get it to realize it should keep trying to get signal.

If you are usually in a wifi-zone like I am, though, you’ll be fine. We’re lucky to have At Bat on the iPhone and it is a steal at $9.99. As far as I know there are no blackouts for the radio stream.

Check out the gallery after the break for all the screens. Then go buy it from the app store.

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Citi Field Asks Its First Phillies Fan to Leave

According to NBC Chicago, the Mets and their hive of scum and villany, Citi Field, asked a fan to leave for wearing a Phillies jacket. Basically, the facts in the situation are these:

  1. The Mets Suck
  2. The Mets will have no Post-Season, again.
  3. The Phillies are going to win the World Series, again.
  4. The Mets REALLY Suck.
  5. Citigroup went under because they’re involved with the Mets
  6. The Rays Suck, too.

I’ve also put a flow-chart together detailing this, however it has been delayed due to the MLB copyright on the Mets’ spine.