By Nate Adcock updated on 04/01/2013
Batter up, and it's about time! With the end of the cold comes the promise of freshly mown grass and the sweet ping of a bat cracking against a hardball! It's been a long, cold blizzard of a winter, and it’s time to shake it off and get back in the game with new and updated Major League Baseball apps for Opening Day. Read on for a list of the best apps to add to your iOS bullpen! Swing batter, ssssuwing!
1. MLB.com At Bat ($19.99)
In the lead is the iTunes Featured App, MLB.com At Bat app, which is not scoring as well this year with some users due to a lift in the subscription price to $19.99 for a season (or monthly pay as you go of $2.99). However, it offers a ton of features for the price! MLB At Bat gives you access to live audio clips, player stats, a classic game library, push notifications, and much more. MLB.TV Premium users get it all free with the app.
2. theScore Mobile (Free)
theScore Mobile is a highly rated slugger of an app, providing you with a monstrous amount of live sports scoring data and stats well beyond baseball. Want to track a UFC fight and the PGA Championship while simultaneously watching your favorite team smack ’em out of the park? theScore has you covered! Free, but you’ll get a few catcalls on the ratings section over ads (hey, folks...free with ads is still free)!
3. Topps Pennant Baseball ($0.99)
Want to brush up on your team history, or impress the gang with some little known trivia from days of yore? Examine stats of your favorite teams and players over time and understand how they got there with Topps Pennant Baseball. This 4-star app is for the true baseball stat fanatic and priced at just $0.99, it’s a steal (pun intended).
4. Sports Republic (Free)
From the makers of the excellent and free Appy Geek app comes Sports Republic. With a focus on the facts, the app featuring the same excellent blog-reader interface (with the unique TagNav feature), as Appy Geek has. It lets you grab news headlines or dive deep into sports articles from around the world. You can also get news alerts, create your own custom channels, share articles via Twitter or Facebook, or join in on the discussion with this great sports newsreader app!
The above list should help you get ready for some baseball action. Tell us how you get ready for Opening Day with your fav sports apps in our comments section! Plaay baall!