MLB = Big Disappointment

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by PhightinPhils26, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. PhightinPhils26 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2007
    I was expecting a lot more from the MLB app. I was thinking it was going focus more on the play by play not a scoreboard.
  2. chrisgeleven macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2002
    Manchester, NH
    I haven't tried it yet (no iPhone yet), but it seems very disappointing they won't let you access streaming audio of games on there.

    You know how many times I am at say the beach or elsewhere and would like to listen to a Red Sox game for a bit, but have no access to a radio?

    If AOL Radio and Pandora can do streaming music, then this application should have the ability to listen to streaming audio of games.

    I hope that is coming soon (especially since I am about ready to pay the ETF to Verizon and get an iPhone).
  3. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    Wouldn't there be some sort of licensing issue at hand? I know it's made by MLB but it's gotta be some sort of contractual issue that would disallow this (for right now).

    Plus, it's 1.0...I'm sure there will be future updates. I personally have enjoyed this app for what it offers.
  4. boswellian macrumors newbie


    Jul 10, 2008
    I love the app so far. I understand wanting more from it, and perhaps they will add more features in the future. But I wanted it for exactly what it does. My only complaint would be that I can't also view current standings with it (or maybe I'm just missing it). Otherwise, it's one of the better looking apps out there so far. IMHO
  5. levitynyc macrumors 65816

    Aug 19, 2006
    ur ****ing nuts.

    The app is awesome. I do wish it was a box score though....oh well....theres another app out there that has live box scores for every sport.
  6. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    It is what it is.

    I just wish I had 1-2 more features but I am sure they will eventually come

    I got what I paid for, imo
  7. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    It's nice being able to instantly preview the game at the bottom of the screen, rather than having to wait for a web page to load. :)
  8. Apple II macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2007
    As a hardcore baseball user I'm fairly satisfied with the App, although I certainly am looking forward to something more advanced with full Gameday functionality.

    I tested it out at a game tonight, and it was usually at best a couple of pitches behind, sometimes more. Video wasn't as good over 3G as over Wifi.

    For those looking for more Gameday-type information, you can tap the globe at the bottom when a game is highlighted, and it will open up Safari and take you to the WAP.MLB page for the game which will give you that information. It's usually only a pitch or two behind and will give you all of the box score-type information, as well as live pitch-by-pitch for the current batter. It's not perfect, but it is more than adequate, and I've used that page a lot at the park to clear up scoring decisions and pitch counts. It looks much better on the Iphone than on Blackberry.
  9. sharp65 macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    Disagree here, if you click on the globe on the bottom right it takes you right to the mlb gameday wap page. They said they are considering more features for future versiosn. They also showed it off a few times and posted many screenshots so it's kinda obvious what it does.
  10. TCaptain macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    With as good as Gameday is on the web,

    it would be nice to have more pitch-by-pitch type stuff in the app. I know I can get that on thw wap pages it links to, but that seems kind of weak to me. It can't be that hard to work the information from the wap pages in to the application in such a way that you wouldn't have to leave the app to view it. I'm very happy to have the video updates and whatnot, but I certainly hope pitch-by-pitch works its way in to future updates. Also, inclusion of the pitch f/x data would really make my day.
  11. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    Their pricing strategy is keeping me from buying it. If I'm reading the description correctly, I will be charged $4.99 for the rest of the 2008 season and then the app will expire. I'm guessing that the 2009 version will cost $9.99 for the whole season. I think that charging for every season is a greedy move by MLB. Essentially this app is a subscription instead of an app in the spirit of the Apps store.
  12. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Nope. MLB offers those services for other mobiles.
  13. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Yes, but that's also involved in video clips, most of which seem to come from local Fox affiliates.

    That might be something to try next year. Something similar to this for the whole season for $9.99. A better version with play-by-play for $14.99 or $19.99.

    This is a 1.0 product, so I'm sure we'll see better stuff in the future. Hopefully the NFL can hit a, score a touchdown with something similar. :) I think the NBC folks missed a goldmine not doing this for the Olympics. However, they've been screwing the pooch a lot in 2008.
  14. VideoShooter macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2004
    I agree. The MLB app... mostly SUCKS.

    The only good part is the video.

    The rest you can get for free with sportstap.

    Sucks there's no Pitch by pitch PITCHf/x info like in Gameday.

    Wish you could use MLB.TV on iPhone.
  15. westernmass macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2007
    Western Mass.
    I tried it for fun yesturday. It seems okay but was pretty annoyed that the Red Sox game had 4 highlights. 3 from the first inning and one form the 9th. No grandslam no other play nothing. Yet the Yankees game had about 9 or 10 highlights. Either way it seems okay for now.

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