Baseball on the iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by OldEditor, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. OldEditor macrumors member

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    And now for a post that has nothing to do with productivity.
    The iPad is the bomb for baseball fans, IMO.
    Once an iPad doubter, I am now a devotee, if for no other reason than baseball.
    I don't get much in the way of live broadcast video full games for two reasons: (1) I cut the cable at home and (2) I live in lockout hell because of my location.
    That said, with one paid app (At Bat premium) and a bunch of free ones, I can get loads of radio (every MLB game, either team's station), video highlights (including in-game), game trackers such as Game Day, access to MLB.com, etc. And the video I do get is of outstanding quality because of the iPad display.
    I also subscribe to The Athletic, which has terrific MLB coverage, and its mobile app is just fine.
    Unless were just talking a trip to the store, I take the thing everywhere now. If I get bored or all else is going sideways, can still take a timeout for some ball.
    A small joy, but a joy nonetheless. :)
     
  2. rillrill macrumors 6502a

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    I think a vpn might help you watch yr games. I’m not sure how it works on an iPad but it’s something to consider.
     
  3. OldEditor thread starter macrumors member

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  4. UbuntuFu macrumors regular

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    I solely use my iPad Pro for entertainment/leisure.

    Deleted any "productivity" app, no email. Most used apps - Hulu, Netflix, CBS, MLB.TV, Amazon Prime Video,

    Only wish Instagram would release a good iPad app.
     
  5. MacInTO macrumors 65816

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    I've been a MLB.tv/AtBat subscriber for at least five years. It's awesome because I'm can watch it on whatever device I want.

    I'm in Canada, the best thing about AtBat here is there are no blackout restrictions!
     
  6. PhoneI macrumors 68000

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    MLB at Bat has been the best app in the App Store since day 1
     
  7. gc15 macrumors regular

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    Which free apps are you using to watch or listen to black out games? I love mlb at bat, but I can ideally only watch west coast and north eastern games, which is fine, but I would much rather catch up on cubs, pirates, and reds.
     
  8. OldEditor thread starter macrumors member

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    Not free, but At Premium at $20 per year will get you every MLB radio broadcast.
    With Game Day open, you also get in-game video highlights. They put the play symbol (right arrow within the circle) next to a given at bat, means there's a video highlight. They're putting more up faster this year during the game, too.
    Not as good as getting live TV broadcasts, but it's close ... and it's cheap.
     

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