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Major league baseball players discuss iPod use

The Colorado Rockies this year began extensively using video iPods for everything from helping hitters find their groove to tracking upcoming draft picks and future free agents. “It has everything right there for you. It’s great, especially on the road,” says Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday. “You can look at your swings when you were going good. And it only takes a couple of minutes.” The Rockies’ video team loads a player’s iPod with their hits from the previous week, all of their past at-bats against the starting pitchers in the upcoming series, as well as a 2005 highlight reel. Meanwhile, David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox says he would rather watch 50 Cent videos than at-bats. “You don’t want to put video of baseball on here,” Ortiz said. “You need more room, bigger vision to see what you’re doing than this. Like you can sit down and watch a video right here, but your at-bat? Watch the pitcher and you, that’s kind of a small screen.”

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I see this first hand everyday becuase I BatBoy for the Minnesota Twins. Over half of the players have at least one iPod, all ranging from shuffles, 3G’s, to the 60Gig Videos. They all take turns plugging theirs into the stereo system, too. 

Good Times

Posted by Twinsbb17 on June 5, 2006 at 11:13 AM (CDT)


You have GOT to be kidding me….Using the video ipods to “review their swings”?????

Posted by keithnyc on June 5, 2006 at 12:53 PM (CDT)


There’s a good Barry Bonds joke in there somwehere. I just can’t think of it.

Posted by Jeff Martin on June 5, 2006 at 1:44 PM (CDT)


Watching 50 cent videos? I thought they were $1.99. Do baseball players get a discount at iTunes?

Posted by brted on June 5, 2006 at 3:35 PM (CDT)


|Watching 50 cent videos? I thought they were
|$1.99. Do baseball players get a discount at

He was referring to the artist, not the price.

Posted by brian on June 5, 2006 at 6:36 PM (CDT)


Brian, I’m glad you figured that out.  LOL
After reading the statment, I was like “what’s he talking about, who said 50 Cent’s videos are cheaper than the norm, then I read your post and busted up laughing.

Brted, you’re obviously not a Rap fan, but that’s cool.

Posted by 3rdEye on June 6, 2006 at 11:48 AM (CDT)


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