Plano East vs Tyler John Tyler, 20 years later.
Since iBeacon was (or reannounced) at the iPhone 5s reveal, I’ve been super intrigued by the opportunities it could create for cool app ideas. Major League Baseball is now using iBeacons in their MLB.com At the Ballpark app to provide some cool hyperlocal location stuff for fans when their at the stadium.
First time time I’ve ever been interested in Google Glass. Amazing HUD app Blue for watching MLB games while stats and more are overlaid using glass. Really does look like it could change the way us nerds watch baseball. Bonkers futuristic stuff.
Yikes. How is that even possible. The announcers’ reaction is pretty classic too. “Good lord!”
I love sports. I love designs. I lust infographics. What could be better than an awesomely designed poster that beautifully and nerdily displays detailed sports statistics? Designer Jeremy Yingling creates and sells great looking posters and prints that illustrate sports history through various types of data visualization techniques. The logo is great too. Definitely a Ohio/Pennsylvania area bias right now (Jeremey is an Ohio U grad), but hopefully Infojocks will add some Texas stuff so I have an excuse to give him some money.
Bypass Lane is a service that lets you use your phone to order food and then skip the concessions line at ballparks. It’s a great looking app and well designed website too. There’s an HTML5 web app along with native apps for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. I originally saw it advertised at the Ballpark in Arlington. I didn’t get to try the app at the game (the service isn’t available up in the cheap seats) but it seems like a great idea to avoid long lines at a big game.
Holy crap what a dunk by Kevin Durant. He didn’t score as much as in game one but that throwdown certainly turned the momentum in the Thunder’s direction. Great comment on the YouTube page, “That was so dirty I switched? to porn when my mom walked in.”
Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle threw a perfect game today, saved by an amazing catch by center fielder Dewayne Wise in the 9th inning. Watch…
Braves trade Jeff Francoeur in odd divisional outfielder swap w/ Mets: http://is.gd/1ud0q For 1.5 seasons I thought he’d be huge. Disappointing.
ESPN thoughts on the trade: