Thanks to COVID19 major events, concerts, and sports seasons were canceled in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. Major League Baseball canceled its season, only to announce recently it would resume a shortened version on July 23rd.
Despite the resumption of the season, much of the show will be different. The League is taking extra steps to ensure that COVID19 precautionary measures are in place. There will be no traditional streaming of the games in clubhouses across the United States, instead, it’ll utilize other forms of digital streaming.
In 2016 the League partnered with Apple to bring the iPad into the industry, and since it’s helped coaches and teams communicate, strategize, and more. Ahead of the upcoming shortened season, the League will now distribute 15 iPads to players on each team as a means for them to digitally discuss the game, performance, and more.
Google is also sliding into rescue giving the League access to utilize Google Cloud to run real-time stats on team performance, scores, and digital infrastructure needs to sell tickets.