CCrane WIFI2 Radio

Digital Dream For Baseball Fanatics

Boot Camp feature for Monday, April 2, 2001

For fanatical baseball fans... .it's a digital dream. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bloomberg Bootcamp. Love baseball? Wait till you see what's coming to the Web...

"Basically what we're doing in partnership with Major League Baseball advanced media is putting the entire 2001 baseball season pitch by pitch, onto the Web in a way that fans can get to exactly what they want to see and only what they want to see."

Dave Girouard, Senior VP at Virage... a streaming media technology company. For instance, says Major League Baseball's Jim Gallagher subscriptions will be available starting next month to let fans or even managers and players... search through video clips as never before... .

"Come mid-season if you want to see all of Sammy Sosa's home runs, you can ask for that. If you want to see his home runs versus left handed pitchers in the late innings of the game, you can specifically ask for that kind of information. Or you can come in and watch every pitch of the game."

Pricing hasn't been set yet for the service, but game highlights will be free. Major League Baseball is offering fans audio subscriptions as well. Listen to every game from anywhere in the country for 9.95 for the season. Subscribers get a ten dollar coupon to use for MLB merchandise online... .

"The fans that the service will really appeal to are the displaced fan. The Yankee fan who's been transferred to Des Moine."

There's nothing like that voice from home... (sound) You can find more information at mlb.com. Bootcamp, I'm Fred Fishkin, Bloomberg Radio.