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Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 20 June 2008 04:06

Mobile phoneGet ready. Instant replay will be used in the All-Star Game. It’s just that it will be in the independent leagues.

The first use of instant replay in professional baseball history will occur during the American Association’s All Star Game in St. Paul, Minn. on July 22.

To avoid adding substantial time to the game, video replay will be streamed to a mobile phone kept in umpire crew chief’s pocket, giving him immediate access to the play from his position on the field. The umpire will be able to control the video – functions such as rewind, fast forward and pause – from his phone using Slingbox technology, through an agreement with Best Buy Mobile and the St. Paul Saints.

The solution designed by Best Buy Mobile and Geek Squad includes the following components:

  • Sling Media Slingbox Pro
  • TiVO Series 2 Digital Video Recorder
  • HTC Touch smart phone

Source: Best Buy Mobile

 

 

 
 
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