MLB’s iBeacon Project Enters Phase Two With Interactive Ballpark Attractions

Pinball-Hall-Of-Fame-baseball Major League Baseball was among the first to embrace Apple’s iBeacon technology on a wide scale, installing them in 28 MLB ballparks across the U.S. last year to help iPhone owners check-in to games automatically and collect special offers. Now, the project is entering phase two, with a debut project at this year’s All-Star Game at Target Field that uses iBeacons combined with… Read More

Pinball-Hall-Of-Fame-baseball Major League Baseball was among the first to embrace Apple’s iBeacon technology on a wide scale, installing them in 28 MLB ballparks across the U.S. last year to help iPhone owners check-in to games automatically and collect special offers. Now, the project is entering phase two, with a debut project at this year’s All-Star Game at Target Field that uses iBeacons combined with… Read More

With Composer’s Mind-Set, John Luther Adams Obsesses Over Baseball

John Luther Adams is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, but baseball is his avocation.

John Luther Adams is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, but baseball is his avocation.



MLB to use iOS 7’s iBeacon for pointing out sights (and seats) in stadiums

Major League Baseball is becoming very iPhone-friendly: it gave iOS 6 users Passbook ticketing this season, and it’s now planning a treat for iOS 7 users. A 2014 update to MLB’s At the Ballpark app will use iOS 7’s iBeacon feature to guide sports…

MLB to use iOS 7's indoor mapping to point out sights and seats in stadiums

Major League Baseball is becoming very iPhone-friendly: it gave iOS 6 users Passbook ticketing this season, and it’s now planning a treat for iOS 7 users. A 2014 update to MLB’s At the Ballpark app will use iOS 7’s iBeacon feature to guide sports fans as they pass by low-power Bluetooth transmitters in the stadium. Enter the ballpark and you’ll get seat directions; visit specific points and you may get coupons or highlight videos. Only the New York Mets are testing the feature at Citi Field, but the league believes that other teams are likely to follow suit.

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California tops Connecticut in LLWS

Nick Mora allowed just two hits and smacked a three-run homer
for Chula Vista, Calif., which routed Westport, Conn., 12-1 on
Saturday in the U.S. title game and advanced to the championship of
the Little League World Series.

Nick Mora allowed just two hits and smacked a three-run homer
for Chula Vista, Calif., which routed Westport, Conn., 12-1 on
Saturday in the U.S. title game and advanced to the championship of
the Little League World Series.

MLB At Bat 13 comes to Windows Phone 8

Are you worried that you won’t get to follow big league baseball from your Lumia 1020 this year? Don’t be: MLB At Bat 13 has just launched for Windows Phone 8. The new release covers familiar ground in a fresher-looking package, letting sports afi…

MLB At Bat 13 comes to Windows Phone 8

Are you worried that you won’t get to follow big league baseball from your Lumia 1020 this year? Don’t be: MLB At Bat 13 has just launched for Windows Phone 8. The new release covers familiar ground in a fresher-looking package, letting sports aficionados watch both free and MLB.tv Premium-only live games, pin their favorite teams to the home screen and check Live Tiles for the day’s games. At Bat 13 is free to download, although you’ll have to pay for a Premium account ($25 monthly or $50 yearly) if you want to watch full access to MLB.tv’s game broadcasts and archived footage.

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Dent family stings Red Sox again

First, Bucky Dent tormented the Boston Red Sox. Now his son is
doing it, too.

First, Bucky Dent tormented the Boston Red Sox. Now his son is
doing it, too.

Report: A-Rod to rejoin Yanks Monday

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez will rejoin the New York Yankees on
Monday in Texas, team president Randy Levine has confirmed to Bob
Nightengale of USA Today.

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez will rejoin the New York Yankees on
Monday in Texas, team president Randy Levine has confirmed to Bob
Nightengale of USA Today.

Batter Up: 50 Celebrities Throwing Out The First Pitch At Baseball Games

Including Mariah Carey, Barack Obama, Bill Murray and Worst First Pitch Ever title holder Carly Rae Jepsen.

Batter Up: 50 Celebrities Throwing Out The First Pitch

Tonight, the best players in Major League Baseball will face off against one another in the league’s annual All-Star Game. While there will likely be plenty of fastballs and homeruns on display during the Midsummer Classic, we here at VH1 Celebrity had an idea that might help improve the chances that a non-sports fan would tune-in to the game. What if the commissioner introduced a new idea wherein celebrities would throw out the first pitch of every inning, not just a single one before the game started? (We know, we know, it’s a genius idea.)

While that idea (probably?) won’t be implemented this year, here’s hoping that Bud Selig sees this post and makes this change in time for next year’s affair. In the meantime, please check out this hilarious gallery of celebrities —including the likes of Mariah Carey, Barack Obama, Bill Murray, Charlie Sheen and current holder Worst First Pitch Ever™ title holder Carly Rae Jepsen — winding up and attempting to throw a baseball 60 feet and 6 inches.




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