Baseball season is just about halfway through. Before your next weekly trip down to the ballpark though, you’ll need some basics: a team jersey, your baseball glove, and the right apps for your smartphone or tablet. Whether you’ve got your own fantasy team or don’t want to miss a minute of the action, these apps can get you through the rest of the season, from the All-Star Game to the playoffs.
For those diehard baseball aficionados out there who are relying on their smartphone to keep them up to date, download these apps on your Nokia phone from T-Mobile or tablet today. Since T-Mobile has recently announced that the company is doubling customer’s 4G LTE data for free, users can access these apps all day long.
1. MLB.com At Bat
The official app of Major League Baseball, MLB.com At Bat allows you to follow live games right from your phone. Available for free as a download, the app does require a marginal subscription fee ($19.99 per season) to use. However, T-Mobile announced a partnership with MLB so that the mobile provider can offer free access its customers. With animated graphics of games in progress, a news feed of the latest happenings in the sport, and video, this is the app for baseball fans. If you’re only considering one baseball app, make this the one.
2. MLB.com At the Ballpark
If you’re traveling to an away game or would simply like to know a little bit more about your home club, the MLB.com At the Ballpark app is for you. With this app, you can document your visit to the park, take advantage of maps and seating directories, find out what concession stands are available, and take and upload photos. It’s a handy travel guide, right on your smart device.
3. ESPN Radio
Even if you’re away from your computer or television, you can still follow your team throughout the season. Simply listen in with ESPN Radio. This app includes live play-by-play of a number of MLB games, as well as Internet broadcasts from over 35 ESPN radio stations. Whether you want to follow the game while at work or hear what the commentators have to say about your favorite player, ESPN Radio allow you to do just that.
4. CBS Sports
Scores, stats, news, tweets, brackets… the CBS Sports app does it all. With this app, you’ll never need to watch Sports Center again. Information is updated live, on the fly, and is easily accessible within the app whenever you want it. There’s even a live game tracker function which allows you to follow along in real time. Don’t just know the score, know the pitch count!
5. Yahoo! Fantasy Sports
Do you have a fantasy baseball team? If so, you’re going to want the Yahoo! Fantasy Sports app to keep track of your players, your stats, and your rankings. With this app, you can draft players, manage your roster, complete trades and buys, and get instant scoring updates and breaking news. In other words, it allows you to do everything that’s needed to keep your fantasy team in top shape.
6. Team Stream
With Team Stream, you can get the news that you want to get – and nothing else. Think of Team Stream as a Google Alert for your favorite teams. All of the information, breaking news, editorials, and scoring updates for your favorite team are consolidated into a simple, accessible app. You won’t have to go digging through pages and pages of info to find out if your team won or not.
With baseball season halfway through, there’s no better time to soak up the action. Stay up to date on all the latest news with these apps.