I know that Apple’s iPod with Video is showing up at all the coolest places, hottest clubs and in schools everywhere, but I did not know that the iPod video is the latest tool that Major League Baseball Teams are using to scout the competition or keep up with their Minor League teams. According to ESPN , teams like the Rockies, the Marlins, the Mariners and others are finding that it’s the easiest and best method to watch video when you’re away from computers, TV’s and DVD players. Plus, I think they’re finding it’s the best way to listen to a few podcasts, like the MacReviewCast each week.
Three hours before a start against Florida, Colorado Rockies pitcher Jason Jennings sits in front of his locker, puts on his headphones and stares at his video iPod. He isn’t watching the latest Coldplay video or catching up on an episode of “Alias” as a way to relax before the game.
Jennings is doing some last-minute cramming: The Rockies’ video staff has downloaded every Marlins hitter into his iPod, and Jennings is figuring out how to pitch to them. He watches frames of himself delivering the pitch, followed by the result of the play. Everything else is weeded out.