Baseball and iPods

FreeMacBlog.com – Todd Helton And His Hitting Coach iPod

The guys at the Colorado Rockies have found a good use for a video iPod: put video of opposing pitchers on it for their batters. Batters are always looking for ways to better prepare to face certain pitchers. Scouting reports and pitching charts certainly help, but video helps a batter visualize what he might face. Equipped with a video iPod, a player can simply select a playlist to see how a pitcher pitched to him and what his swing looked like in each at-bat. I’m not sure how much batters have benefitted from this, but I think it would be a great idea. Baseball is all about analyzing statistics and situations, so it lends itself very well to technlogical innovations like this.

Now, if only I could get someone to organize all my videos and music to playlists like this…