Live on MLB.com in the minutes immediately following the Royals' incredible extra-inning win was a version of the game story written in the ninth inning. In this version, which you can read below, the A's hung on to win and advance.
Speaking at a PR conference in Sydney, Australia—where he may not have expected word to get back to the States—Dodgers Public Relations Director Joe Jareck had some interesting things to say about how the team likes to disseminate its news:
Thanks to the chaps over at BroBible for sending this footage of MLB Network's Jeremy Brisiel, Cory Schwartz, and Mike Siano at the moment their studio started shaking Tuesday afternoon. Say they, "The look of doom and gloom on Cory Schwartz's face is a thing of beauty." And they're right. It is.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
For far too long yesterday (read: at all), MLB.com had a game story up about the Twins easily handling the Brewers, 6-2. Meanwhile, the actual game was still in extra innings, tied at 7.
The Cubs have to be one of the most disappointing teams in the National League. It was nice for Carlos Zambrano to do, well, everything in the game today.
You might remember when I told you about all the problems with MLB.com's iPhone application. Well, they issued a much-needed update to it over the weekend, and almost all the initial problems have been solved. It still needs a Reload button, but other than that, it's almost like a professional sports league listened…
Of all the major sports leagues, none have been as successful on the Web as Major League Baseball. (We actually wrote a story about this for the next issue of Fast Company magazine.) They've been smart enough to put the focus on video, to make the user experience as deep and vast as possible and, mostly, to make sure…
We remember being quite excited a couple years back when MLB.com started offering classic games for download. The notion of buying an old Cardinals World Series game that we could have forever, to watch whenever we'd like. Thanks, MLB! Of course, forever isn't exactly forever, not with the fine folks at MLB.com…
We're not sure what the rights rules are for Major League Baseball audio and video broadcasts in outer space are, but if Bud Selig hasn't figured out a way to maximize revenue on the moon, he will. Even astronauts are listening to games now. Meet Michael Lopez-Alegria.
Well, it only took almost a freaking year, but you're never gonna believe who finally has a new job, folks.
Far be it from us to tell MLB.com how to maximize its revenue streams — certainly they're doing a fine enough job on that themselves, hardcore baseball fans be damned — but we found it rather surprising, all told, about this newest synergistic connection.
In typical finger-on-the-pulse fashion, MLB.com promotes the World Baseball Classic, encouraging readers to tap into the electric current of excitement by showing us ... a picture of two pasty white guys. To be fair, the guy on the left has a pretty sweater vest that is packing much funk.
We don't mean to overstate our case here, but we'll just say that tomorrow's EXCLUSIVE WEB CAST! of the New York-Penn League All-Star Game is likely to be watched by the relatives of those playing, and that's about it. And, honestly, that's probably being generous.
The inherent conflict of interest at MLB.com is consistently amusing. Those who work for MLB.com are: