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MLB At Bat 2012 Now Available in the Android Market

Baseball fans, the season openers are right around the corner. It’s now time to start getting ready with the official MLB At Bat 2012 application. Stay on top of your favorite teams no matter what city they are in with the ability to watch videos, listen to games, and track all the stats of your favorite franchises. Many argue about the $15 price tag, but that is just the name of the game when it comes to these officially licensed applications.

For those not looking to spend that much, last season they introduced the ‘Lite‘ version of At Bat, which suits most people just fine. Ice Cream Sandwich is supported, so Galaxy Nexus owners should have no problems putting this app through the paces. Let’s play ball!

Market Link ($14.99) | Market Link (free)

  • Jim C

    Understand that it is the team owners, started with Art Modell of the Cleveland Browns who screwed the fans with blackouts for local TV stations when a game wasn’t sold out. He followed Robert Irsay’s example of stealing the Colt’s franchise from the city of Baltimore to Indianapolis by stealing the Browns’ franchise from Cleveland and taking it to Baltimore as the Ravens. It is the greed of the owners that controls the blackouts, nothing else.

  • pinfree

    works great on my touchpad cm9, live streaming is perfect

  • Mquinsland

    The MLB At Bat 2012 is great for audio and for simulated balls and strikes.   However, anybody that plunks down $125.  for the MLB.TV on an android needs to have their head examined.   It works perfectly on my iPhone & iPad, but it’s worse than horrible on my Galaxy Tab 7, Galaxy Tab 10, Viewsonic G Tab, or my Galaxy S phone.    save your money.

  • Nhibbard7

    Does this Android version allow you to watch the games (assuming you have the NLB.TV premium account)?

  • Depco164

    installed on my Droid X2. Used the at bat 2011 last year with few problems on my droid X. On the Droid X2 the shoutcast audio is choppy and skips around trerribly. The alternate audio stream is lower pitch, as if it is coming in slower than normal. I have a similar problem with Pandora on this phone so I should not be suprised.

  • sk102704

    It isnt much different than the past 2 seasons but I have to say, I’m a bit dissapointed in the changes they did make. For one, there is no real home screen. It goes straight to scores automatically or you can change it in the settings but there is no home screen and the menu button is in an unsusual spot. Going straight to scores may end up being better but for now it feels kind of wierd. Also the team widget is a little too big so it looks out of place with your other widgets and shortcuts. Its the same on my phone and tablet.
    The main reason I get this is for the radio broadcasts and the scores so its still a good app, but I was looking for a little something extra this year. Hopefully the radio feed doesn’t drop out as much this year, that would be the best improvement.

  • Kiter86

    device not compatible. Gnex liquid 1.0

  • whenjasonattks

    Go Rangers!!!!!

  • Larry Paseornek

    Not sure why Bionic isn’t supported, but the sideloading worked fine through titanium.

    • sk102704

      It works on my Bionic no problem.

  • Michael Lewis

    I’m going to get this for my OG Droid and my iPad!

  • Rodeojones000

    Market is saying it’s not compatible with the GNexus. Hopefully they’ll update it soon.

    Also, if you’re an MLB.TV premium subscriber the app should be free. Not sure how to go about getting it for free, but that’s what the email for my MLB.TV renewal said.

    • Rodeojones000

      Just noticed that the GNexus is listed as a supported device, yet I can’t download the app because it says my device isn’t compatible. I wonder if this has something to do with being rooted and running 4.0.3.

    • Larry

      Just install At Bat Lite, start the app, and login with your mlb.com account.  That gives you access to the premium features, although the app still says it is the lite version.

      • Rodeojones000

        Yeah, I figured that part out. Problem is I can’t download the lite version. It says my device isn’t compatible.

      • Rodeojones000

        Never mind my last reply. The lite version is available through the Amazon app store.

  • jimbob

    I’m hoping it will this one will be Amazon’s App of the Day, just like the 2011 version was.

  • Sk102704

    This is the only app I pay $15 for and even though I think it should be cheaper Ill still shell out the $$ for it because it is a great app. If you’re a baseball fanatic, get this app, you won’t be sorry. This is my 3rd year getting it. Go Sox!

  • Inquizitor

    Finally, some baseball on this site! The only sport I care about.

    Anyone up for a Droid-Life fantasy baseball league?

    • palomosan

      Wait, how come this one says ’12, the one I have from Amazon it says “11, is there a difference, anyone?

      • DLMahnken

        Yes, ’11 is last year’s app.  It will not work for this season.

        Basically, when you buy the app, what you’re buying is the right to listen to the live play-by-play of every single game the rest of the season.

  • Sp4rxx

    I bought 2011 … will my app update to 2012 or will I have to buy it again?

    • Jeff

      you will have to buy it again. subscriptions don’t carry over every year.

    • CheeseMcGee

      You need to shell out another $15 every year.

  • http://twitter.com/jordanlong20 Jordan Long

    I think of it as a subscription for the seasons radio feeds. (My buddies dad is pbp for my favorite team). I live in market, but am the secondary TV team in the market so I rarely get games on TV. 

    I went to NYC last fall and was able to listen to the home radio feed, hundreds of miles away. I’m happily purchasing for 3rd year in a row. 

    Its even nicer now that it is more optimized for tablet (xoom) than last year.

  • xxdesmus

    can’t install it on 4.0.4 

    email them at  [email protected]   to let them know this needs to be fixed.

  • Lumpysherman

    Was incompatible with 4.0.4 on my GNex on android marketplace so I grabbed it from Amazon market.

    • masterxchief

       Thanks for the tip! I just saw it wouldnt let me install either.

  • CheeseMcGee

    Seriously pissed… I willingly paid the $15. last year, especially after I cut the cable cord, mostly because I could buy the Mlb.tv mobile only subscription for a one time $25 fee (or something like that).  This year, there is no separate phone only version of mlb.tv  I now have to pay a minimum of $20. a month for the basic version, or $25. a month for the Premium version… but it includes At Bat 2012 for free!!!  Meanwhile, they still employ the archaic blackout restrictions for your local market teams!

    Thankfully I  can spoof my gps location to get around the blackout issue for my local games, but its the principal of the thing…  

    • Boblank84

      blackout is very irritating (only bugs me during the free game of the day)  care to explain spoofing the gps location?

      • masterxchief

         You can use something like Fake GPS location from the market to make apps on your phone think you are somewhere else. In this case just move it to an area that doesn’t serve your team’s market and the opponents market.

      • CheeseMcGee

        I use Location Spoofer, works every time! – 
        https://market.android.com/details?id=org.ajeje.fakelocation&feature=search_result

        They need to update their blackout rules… In this economy, most people can’t afford to go to games all the time, and more and more, people are unwilling to pay $150 a month for 400 channels when they only watch 7-8 channels.  If they were smart, they would open up the blackout and I guarantee mlb.tv would take off.  Why should I pay $25 a month to watch other teams play, and not my own?!

        • Sp4rxx

           There’s a committee right now planning on going before Congress to make blackout dates in any sport either unconstitutional or illegal.  I don’t know all the details though.

          • CheeseMcGee

            If you could find any info on it, I would be very interested in hearing the details!

          • http://twitter.com/PennyForAName Mike

            Getting your local sports team isn’t a constitutional right nor is it illegal for a business to sell rights for regions to specific companies.

          • SF_Giants

             While this is true, Congress gives MLB an antitrust exemption. If it doesn’t want to lose that exemption, MLB must abide by some rules that Congress institutes. So Congress can do something about the blackout restrictions, if it wants to.

        • Boblank84

          thank you.

        • DLMahnken

          The blackout rules are because of the contracts that they have with the regional networks, ESPN and FOX.  The networks don’t want competition with their broadcast, so they write a blackout into the contract.  MLBAM would *love* to be able to make in-market games available — that would make them more money — but they are not contractually allowed to.

          • CheeseMcGee

            Read their reply to the FCC petition to repeal the Blackout Restrictions that they sent 2 1/2 weeks ago… They do not want blackout rules to be changed.  
            http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7021860023

            If they were interested in making more money, they would request a re-structuring of the blackout restrictions.

          • DLMahnken

            Not wanting the government to prohibit blackouts is not the same thing as what I said.

          • Esccdrbob

            Very true. And the location spoofing won’t help you with the Fox or ESPN blackouts – they are nation wide. Even though I live in south Alabama and pay for MLB.TV, I can’t watch my beloved Phillies when the Saturday Fox game on. Not such a big problem w/ ESPN because there is usually only one Sunday night game.

    • demarcmj

      Have you been able to get GPS spoofing to work with the At Bat 12 app?

      It worked for me last year but now it’s not. I’m wondering if they changed to using cell tower ID or something else instead of GPS.

      • CheeseMcGee

        Using it right now to watch the Rays game. 

        I am using Location spoofer.  You have to run the location spoofer first, then open your At Bat app.  Try restarting your phone and it should work fine.

  • John

    NHL. That is all.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      I was never a big hockey fan until I saw my first game in person. Very exciting sport to watch live. 

      • John

        Yep. It’s hard to like a sport just from watching it via TV (hockey in particular), but it’s definitely a physical & exciting sport. 

      • JBartcaps

        Same thing with NASCAR, unbelievable live

    • Sk102704

      I’m not a huge NHL regular season fan but there is nothing more exciting than playoff hockey!

  • Alex

    Whats happening to the price of all apps?  around a week ago droidlife had a poll asking for the max price we would pay and since then… $17 launcher and a $15 mlb app???  Thats half of what i pay each month for my phone data!?

    • Greg Morgan

      Seriously! Now maybe if it was a one time thing, but each year they come with a new app and charge another $15. Ridiculous.

      • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony

         free with mlb.tv premium subscription

    • Ginosylum

      I have gotten this app every year for the last 3 years. Its always been this much.

      • Esccdrbob

        Believe it or not, MLB originally offered the online radio broadcasts as a free service. But that was only during the first year it was available – 05 or 06 I think.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1095770672 Dan Marino

      Its the same price (i’m pretty sure) as the subscription to MLB Radio online. It is the only thing I would pay $15 for, because my Cubbies play mostly day games and I cant be home to watch them. 

  • Michael_NM

    Go Halos!

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      No no no….go GIANTS! :)

      • Michael_NM

        I was happy they won the Super Bowl. Lol

      • Boblank84

        +1 for Giants, only app i have paid 15.00 for, and have done it three times.. Use it every day during the season though.

      • masterxchief

         Nice to see another SF giants fan!

      • Alex

        My favorite player is melky cabrera.  Enjoy him… Hes gonna be an allstar like he should have been last year.