Baseball on your Smartphone
If you're a baseball fan who can't get to the game, you don't have to rely on ESPN.com updates for your fix. Catch the action in high definition right on your laptop or watch clips on your smartphone.
The MLB.TV Premium service ($19.95 per month or $109.95 a year) streams up to four games at once, live or recorded, to your PC. The DVR-like functionality allows you to pause and rewind live games -- great if you need to check e-mail. Games playing on local TV may be blacked out, but you can always listen in on radio broadcasts. Fantasy baseball devotees will love the Player Tracker feature, which sends an alert when anyone on your roster is on deck.
MLB.com At Bat
Follow a team on your iPhone with the improved MLB.com At Bat application ($9.99), which now lets users stream live play-by-play audio of every game and access video highlights and real-time box scores. BlackBerry users can get in on the action through MLB.com Mobile Premium, which delivers the same features but through the mobile Web instead of a dedicated app. Users can pay $14.99 up front for the season or $2.99 a month.