Title: Seen a few games and now hooked
Oddesy2k - June 11, 2012 11:46 AM (GMT)
Downloaded a game a few weeks ago to try it out since then I have seen several games and now using the mlb.tv app on my apple tv. Dont know much about the game except the basics and want to learn more. I havent got a favorate team yet just enjoying watching any match I have time for.
If anyone can help me find out more about the stats and the game as a whole that would be great.
Rook - June 11, 2012 06:53 PM (GMT)
I'm a relative newcomer as well. I think the best way to understanding more about the game is to watch games and try and follow the commentary. Baseball's got it's own language (and stats), and there a number of sites that translate the lingo. The BBC has got a reference (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/baseball/3294559.stm) and so has the MLB (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/baseball_basics/lingo.jsp), but I'm sure there are more comprehensive ones out there. Good ol' wikipedia is also a decent resource for looking up terms of play.
For Baseball history, the Ken Burns documentary is quite thorough (there's a thread about it on this site).
Also you may not have to record games in order to watch them back. I use the MLB app on xbox, and it give me access to archived games. Apple tv might do the same.
patch - June 11, 2012 08:58 PM (GMT)
Hi Dan, I'm also a newcommer and I'm trying to watch as many games as I can to find my team. I got a months subscription to MLB tv for such purpose. I do have one or two teams I'd certainly like to watch again but there's a load I haven't seen yet. I'm not likely to watch every night, but its the kind of sport I like to dip into on a regular basis to unwind from work.
Good luck on finding your team :)
Leemarlin87 - June 11, 2012 09:36 PM (GMT)
Welcome to the forums
A lot of people find it best to just watch a few teams and soon a few start to stand out for various reasons, ex nice ballpark, style of play, City, history, even Team logo has been a reason.
Have fun picking your team
Rabscallion - June 13, 2012 06:06 PM (GMT)
I'd recommend three books
Baseball Field Guide (Dan Formosa)
Watching Baseball smarter (Zac Hample)
Watching Baseball (Jerry Remy)
also consider (for an insight into the game from a playing point of view )
Odd man out
and the DVD
Player to be signed later
The list of course goes on and on
canaryjoe - June 24, 2012 05:13 PM (GMT)
Mrs Joe still giggles every time they talk about having a shag in the outfield ! Perhaps she's making a subtle hint ! :)