For my first diary I am going to expect quite a bit of feedback so we will see how this goes.
I was sitting at dinner with my Dad tonight and the conversation went something like this
I said "Hey you remember that game we used to play in the 80's while we were at the Coliseum watching a game?"
He said "Yeah you would rent the little devices and play along with the game"
I yelled "YES! That was awesome, what were those things called and why on earth did they do away with it"
Then it got my Dad and I thinking, you see we are nerds. We like Baseball and just about anything to do with computers. Back then they used to have this hand held device that you could rent for the game and you would play along with every batter. So for instance if you thought Chavez was going to pop out with RISP you would pick that and you would more then likely get points. They would keep track of everyone in the ballpark and your score would show on all the other hand held devices and you could compete while watching the game.
I have to tell you that thing was awesome, we loved it, and I can't for the life of me remember what it was called, so if anyone knows please post.
Long story short... I am going to build this, and I am going to build it as a web application so we can all play. The new Coliseum will have WiFI and so you could easily bring some sort of device and play at the games, be it an iPhone or a Nokia n800 you can play at the game or at home while watching the game.
The purpose of this blog is to get ideas about what you the A's fan want to see out of this or if you even think it is a good idea. The other purpose is to allow you all a way in as dedicated A's fan to the beta test I hope to have up for next season.
We all read the game day threads right? Why not keep score of who predicts what the next batter will do and brag about that?
What do you think?