Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 5/7/12
Those of you who follow baseball via the computer, and unless your secretary printed this piece out for you I assume that description fits everyone reading, have probably encountered MLB.com’s GameDay feature. It’s the ingenious little program that tracks each pitch in real time and allows you to follow the action without actually seeing the action. I’m not sure exactly when GameDay was launched, but I remember using it back in 2000. GameDay has made a lot of improvements since then. When it started, GameDay was a very simple application that wasn’t much more than a moving box score. It looked like this: OK, that’s Pong, but it was a simple application with simple graphics and limited user-friendliness. Since then, there have been a number of advancements. The player standing at the plate, the field view that uses a little red dot to show where the ball landed on the field, and even player names on the bases were added over time. Here’s what GameDay looked like back in 20...
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