Your iPod: A pitching aid?
Jayson Stark, writing for ESPN, has an excellent article on the iPod’s influence on baseball. Stark has put together a great piece.
The article centers around Jason Jennings, whose ERA (earned run average) was effectively cut in half by watching film on his iPod.
“The great thing is, it’s so easy to use,” said Jennings, who became a happy iPod convert in a hurry. “It’s such an easy thing to have access to. You can go to Best Buy and, by that night, you can have all your starts for the last four years on there.”
Cool. But you’re no doubt thinking: Does any of this really matter? Well, yeah. In fact, Jennings actually thinks his iPod turned his whole season around.
He also found out something else. “I admit I’ve got a bunch of country music videos on there,” Jennings said. “And I think ‘Prison Break’ was a big hit on our team last year. I know a lot of guys were watching that. ... I mean, sometimes you need a break, you know? It’s not just for baseball.”
Hmmm. Sounds like a catchy slogan for the folks at Apple once this really catches on: “The iPod — It’s Not Just for Baseball.”
[Thanks, Jayson Stark]