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Ahh, MLB Gameday, my old nemesis
2008-03-28 07:43
by Bob Timmermann

Last year, changed its Gameday application and I didn't like it. But the current format turned out to be a big hit with people such as Joe P. Sheehan of Baseball Analysts who actually able to figure out all the BrX and fX and Z and Y on the screen and distill it into something usable. is promising that we'll like it even more in 2008. They even claim it's like an open source program.

The only addition that I am looking forward to is:

In addition to expanding this technology to include all games, will be the first provider ever to offer real-time pitch identification (fastball, curveball . . . even knuckleballs) for every pitch thrown in every game. We have worked closely with several MLB clubs to develop this feature and believe it will provide an entirely new way to enjoy the game and appreciate the incredible ability of Major League pitchers.

Sunday's home opener for the Nationals against the Braves will be the debut. I, of course, remain skeptical, but at least I have a computer with a lot more RAM now.

2008-03-28 08:24:37
1.   Daniel Zappala
And serif fonts!
2008-03-28 08:54:28
2.   DXMachina
Last year I was still able to use the classic Gameday interface, but when I tried to use it on a couple exhibitions this spring, I got an error message. I will be very disappointed if it doesn't work on real games.
2008-03-28 10:43:59
3.   Andrew Shimmin
That press release is quit a thing. Mark Newman sounds like he needs a quaalude.
2008-03-28 11:22:14
4.   DXMachina
Actually, now that I look at it, the revamped Gameday looks pretty good. The fixed my biggest peeve, which was the tiny roster area. Of course the whole thing is now too tall to fit on my screen.
2008-03-28 22:00:06
5.   Suffering Bruin
Dodger Thoughts linked to a Gameday tonight. I say "a" Gameday because I don't know if it's the new version or not. But the Gameday I saw tonight was like watching a game with a television commercial constantly playing. I'm not talking about billboard ads, I'm talking about moving pictures as a constant. Talk about eyesores. I lasted all of 45 seconds.
2008-03-29 05:50:33
6.   DXMachina
5 I was looking at this game:

but since it was already completed, it was pretty much static. I am worried about the prospect of this:

" has integrated Gameday with in-depth Game Previews, in-game Video Alerts and the Daily Rewind Game Recaps and other game-specific video from right inside the application. In-game Video Alerts will showcase all home runs, great plays and lead changes after the seventh inning."

which is probably what you saw. I'm gonna hate it, I just know it.

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