Today, on the 70th anniversary of the first ever baseball TV broadcast, the Hudson Valley Renegades, a Class-A minor league team of the Tampa Bay Rays, is taking baseball broadcasts into the Twitter universe. Via a website called twitcam.com, the Renegades are (currently in the 3rd inning as of 1:55pm) live streaming their game against the Staten Island Yankees.
So far they have nearly 70 viewers and have several people discussing the game through twitter with each other and the Hudson Valley Renegades twitter feed (@HVRENEGADES). There are even family members of the Renegades tuning in and contributing to the discussion. No word yet on whether there are any fans on location chiming in.
Yes, this is the future.
I wonder if they will incorporate sideline reporters into the Twitter discussion like someone (me) suggested?
Hudson Valley Renegades vs. Staten Island Yankees Live on Twitter
Update: Here is the broadcast as of 2:11pm, an hour and 4 minutes into the game.