“Teams will be able sift through performance stats from current and past seasons, weigh potential pitcher-hitter matchups, look at “spray charts” showing where a player is likely to hit a ball, even cue up videos of plays from previous games,” Olivarez-Giles reports. “‘We’re not just replacing binders with tablets, we’re actually helping them do things that weren’t possible before,’ said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of marketing.”
“The league will issue team managers and coaches Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pros fitted with rugged cases displaying the league’s logo. The software centerpiece is a custom app called MLB Dugout, built by MLB’s New York-based Advanced Media division, with assistance from Apple,” Olivarez-Giles reports. “Apple and MLB declined to disclose details of the deal.”
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MacDailyNews Take: MLB leadership. Much smarter than the NFL, obviously.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “John Cytron” and “Bob” for the heads up.]