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Baseball should welcome robot umpires sooner rather than later

Home plate umpire Brian deBrauwere, left, huddles behind Freedom Division catcher James Skelton, of the York Revolution, as the official wears an earpiece to relay ball and strike calls from Trackman technology. (Julio Cortez/The Associated Press via CBC)

“You cannot be serious” shouted John McEnroe as he berated umpire Edward James at Wimbledon in the first round of 1981 competition against Tom Gullikson. The American was irate that the official had not seen the chalk fly into the air, siding with the line judge monitoring the middle line of the court. It provided one of the greatest moments of drama seen at Wimbledon and defined McEnroe’s career so much that he used the quote as the title of his autobiography...

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Will Live Sports Ever Be The Same Because of COVID-19?

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Live sports have changed because of coronavirus and may never be the same again, right? No one truly knows the answer as to COVID-19 best practices since this is a new pandemic...

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Project 2020 By Topps Includes Mike Trout, Derek Jeter, Roberto Clemente, and Ken Griffey Jr.

Topps Project 2020 Mike Trout 2011, by Ben Baller

Project 2020 by Topps Company has sold in excess of 200,000 cards with Mike Trout and Deter Jeter leading the on-demand trading cards available for a limited time. Topps has been in the card business for 70 years and decided to showcase “Project 2020” by commissioning 20 select artists with the task of re-imagining 20 different cards (400 total in the set), issued two per weekday starting with opening day in March. The Sports Techie community blog is excited to share the news that three Mike Trout and three Derek Jeter cards lead the “Project 2020” cards sold to date. More than 232,000 total cards have been sold among the first 66 issued, and the top nine selling units are from different artists...

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La Vida Baseball Partners With Minute Media To Deliver Latino Beisbol Lifestyle Content

LA VIDA BASEBALL AND MINUTE MEDIA FORM TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM AND CONTENT DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP

La Vida Baseball is poised to continue growing their Latino beisbol lifestyle media company muy rapido together with Minute Media. LVB (@LaVidaBaseball) was launched in 2017 and is owned by TeamWorks Media in Chicago. Today, they announced a new partnership with Minute Media on a multi-year deal to leverage the latter’s technology platform to increase LVB’s daily and premium video content reach and exposure across a variety of channels...

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Strat-O-Matic 2020 Season Simulation Is MLB Fan Ready And COVID-19 Proof

Defending Champion Nationals Among Opening Day Winners In Strat-O-Matic 2020 Season Simulation

Major League Baseball fans can enjoy the Stat-O-Matic 2020 Season Simulation of opening day and regular season games because coronavirus has caused a leaguewide postponement of game activities. Fear not because COVID-19 hasn’t cancelled the market leader in sport simulations from producing game outcomes, stats, standings, and significant highlights. Len Schwartz is Strat-O-Matic’s Director of Research and Operations. He chatted with the Sports Techie community blog about this new MLB product and how his fellow workmates work from home with the exception being their single employee manager that ships products...

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New Field of Dreams Ballpark Featuring White Sox and Yankees MLB Game Set For Aug 13, 2020

MLB at Field of Dreams Ballpark in Iowa Rendering

Major League Baseball announced that on August 13, 2020 the new Field of Dreams (© Universal City Studios LLC)  ballpark, “MLB at _Field of Dreams_” will be ready for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankee game played in a temporary ballpark constructed in the cornfield next to the original ballfield used for the movie on the Lansing Family Farm, in Dyersville, Iowa. MLB and BrightView Holdings, Inc. plan to design the facility like the old Comiskey Park. Construction on the historical ballpark began this week and a video was release today showing drone footage of the area where it will be built next the original Field of Dreams. The Sports Techie community blog loves sport movies of all varieties...

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MLB Authorizes FanDuel As Official Gaming Operator

FanDuel Becomes Authorized Gaming Operator of MLB

FanDuel signed on today as a MLB Authorized Gaming Operator in a multi-year deal. Sportradar will provide access to official MLB data to power this new sports betting alignment. This is FanDuel’s first business arrangement with Major League Baseball or any of their 30 clubs. Microbetting is at the heart of this deal in the form on in-game bets. The Sports Techie community blog covers both sports betting and daily fantasy sports business. Do not bet money you cannot afford to lose, call 1-800-GAMBLER. The development of advanced sports tech is well timed to meet the sport betting needs of businesses and bettors during the rapidly changing wagering landscape across the United States. American fans are now able to bet on MLB through leg...

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YouTube Streaming MLB Game of the Week for Free Next Thirteen Weeks

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YouTube and YouTubeTV Streaming MLB Game of the Week

Sports streaming scored with the deal between MLB and YouTube to stream the ‘Game of The Week’ on Thursday’s to viewers free of charge with no required sign-in. YouTubeTV will also broadcast these baseball games to subscribers. The exclusive 2019 season arrangement is a step in the direction of livestreaming as fans across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico can watch the LA Dodgers at the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Ballpark in a live broadcasting event right now. The Sports Techie community blog has been watching two business trends, cutting cable while at the same time, delivery of sport events over the internet. This deal is a first for YouTube for exclusive delivery of live games...

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Monkey Knife Fight Daily Fantasy Sports Prop Gaming MLB Ready

Monkey Knife Fight DFS Prop Gaming Platform

When you hear Monkey Knife Fight (MKF), what comes to mind? There is a small probability since I am a sports technology curator for the Sports Techie community blog, you may have guessed daily fantasy sports (DFS) but I doubt it. I chatted with Monkey Knife Fight President, Nic Sulsky, about the sports tech startup and their goal of building the best new legal DFS gaming product. Having launched their gaming platform just six months ago for the NFL season, they followed up with the NBA, NHL and PGA, and now MLB. More than 10 million entries have played their football, basketball, hockey, and golf, game of skill contests...

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Jackie Robinson Pro Baseball Contracts To Be Sold At Live Auction By Goldin Auctions

The original Jackie Robinson professional baseball contracts while he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Montreal Royals, together valued at $36 million, are slated to be sold at a Live Auction on January 31 in New York City. The two items went on sale yesterday during Martin Luther King Jr. Day running until the 100th anniversary of the deceased baseball and civil rights legends birthday. The Sports Techie community blog is honored to share this opportunity with our readers and followers.  The two contracts are to be sold together with the opening bid expected to be $5 million.  The Jackie Robinson Foundation gets ten percent of the sale price.  Media can view the historic color-barrier-breaking contracts tomorrow, January 23, from 12:30-2:30 in New York City.

The Jackie Robinson ...
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