Bleeding Dodger Blue with MLB At Bat 2009
When I was a kid growing up, I was a big Dodger fan. I remember listening to Vin Skully in grade school, watching the Dodgers in the World Series against the A’s was an early sports memory. Crying when the Giants kept them out of the playoffs more than once. I remember various players, Davey Lopes, Steve Garvey, Billy Russel, Ron Cey is still be dream infield. I used to fall asleep listening to the broadcast in high school. I remember reveling when Gibson hit his home run.
Then adulthood, and moving has distanced me from my favorite team. Until now. The MLB At Bat iPhone app is WONDERFUL. I can tune in and listen to the broadcasters, with Vin Skully, Charlie Steiner and Rick Monday. I can track the stats, and see the pitches, see replays of big plays in jaggy (but good enough) video.
I’d like to think the Dodgers’ hot start this season is because they have their biggest fan back to listening and following them (but that’d be too prideful). I’m loving baseball again. Screen shots of the app below the fold (tonight game in progress)