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Google Doodle honors baseball great and humanitarian Roberto Clemente     – CNET
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The Hall of Famer gave his life trying to help victims of a massive earthquake.

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Court rules Zepp has to stop selling its baseball and softball sensors
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Zepp Labs' sensors let you analyze your performance across a number of sports, including baseball, softball, golf, tennis and soccer. But some of its performance-tracking products will soon be no more. In 2015, Blast Motion, a company that makes simi…

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A seven-year-old baseball fan with a 3D-printed hand is throwing out the first pitch of World Series Game 4
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 Hailey Dawson is already a veteran of tossing the ceremonial first pitch at the ripe old age of seven. She’s got two Major League games under her belt and is about to add a third, with her biggest audience yet, as she kicks off Game 4 of the World Series in Houston. Read More

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Baseball pitches augmented reality to catch fans     – CNET
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Commentary: Apple and Major League Baseball’s At Bat app are adding AR so fans can watch a game within the game. Count me in.

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AP Sports is using “robot” reporters to cover Minor League Baseball
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The Associated Press on Thursday announced that it is now covering Minor League Baseball games nationally using artificial intelligence and software from Automated Insights, and data from MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), the official statistics provider for Minor League Baseball. Automatically generated stories cover games that AP Sports’ human writers weren’t reporting on or traveling… Read […]

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Apple's iPad goes to bat for Major League Baseball – CNET
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The 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be in Major League dugouts this season for coaches who need to sift through players’ performance data.

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Boy engrossed in phone saved from flying baseball bat by dad – CNET
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Technically Incorrect: A boy isn’t paying attention at a spring training game between the Pirates and the Braves.. Luckily for him, his dad is.

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Federal hacking conviction follows pro baseball scouting scandal
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Busch Stadium, home to the St. Louis Cardinals. (credit: Nekonomist) Theft in professional baseball used to be about stealing bases and signs. But not any more—not in the era of big data. The St. Louis Cardinals’ former scouting chief pleaded guilty Friday in a Texas federal courtroom to five hacking counts (PDF) in connection to unlawfully […]

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Crave giveaway: Blast Motion Easton Power Sensor for improving your baseball swing
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This week’s prize could make you a better batter. It’s a motion sensor that attaches to your bat and delivers metrics on your swing, and video of you in action, to your mobile device.

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