MLB Takes a New Swing at an Old App

Just in time for the start of a new season of America’s favorite pastime (Opening Day of the 2009 MLB season is only one week away), Major League Baseball announced the release of “ At Bat 2.0,” which is being touted as an updated version of the iPhone application introduced to baseball fans about a year ago.

This time around, however, the new and improved MLB At Bat features: “live audio broadcasts of every major league game from opening night throughout the final game of the 2009 World Series,” offering fans their choice between home and away broadcasts.

Other features include: “Gameday,” with five interactive screens during each of three game modes (preview, in-game and postgame), video highlights and a live scoreboard.

And from talking to my friends in the know, you can expect similar apps in the months ahead from the NBA, NFL, and NHL.

So, for now, even if you’re not a baseball fan, it might be worth the ten bucks to download this neat app from the Apple App Store just to check out how well done it really is. Lots of good ideas can be gleaned from the functionality of At Bat 2.0.