MLB At Bat 12 To Be Offered Free With Subscription

It may be February, but we are just a few weeks away from Spring Training and the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball season. In previous years, baseball fans who subscribed to MLB At Bat were charged an additional fee to use MLB At Bat for iPad and yet another charge for the iPhone app. This year, we’ve just confirmed that MLB At Bat 12 will be free  with your subscription, which remains at $119.99 for existing subscribers. New subscriptions will be priced at $124.99. This enables you to receive 150 Spring Training games and all 2430 regular season games (some games are subject to blackout), with no added cost for either the iPhone or iPad apps.

MLB At Bat 12'

MLB At Bat 12′ will launch be available in the App Store on February 29th. You can sign up now for the 2012 MLB.TV season, with the first game streaming on March 3rd.

MLB At Bat 12 will be available for the iPad and iPhone.

  • sk1wbw

    I still can’t understand why it’s so bloody expensive to watch a baseball game.

  • Christopher Meinck

    Not just one, but 2,430 baseball games.

  • ryan271410

    what’s Orb? and on anothert will this app be universal or will MLB try to make us pay for 2 of the same app again

  • B.J.

    This is a STEAL! Sunday NFL Ticket is $300+ plus they make you pay $50 bucks more to get it on your phone.

  • sk1wbw

    That’s still a ton of cash just to watch baseball. Granted, I’m a huge baseball fan, but it shouldn’t cost that much to watch. Plus, I’m getting a job with DirectTV here soon, which means I’ll get the WHOLE salami with them. Every single channel for free. :)

  • http://about.me/davemetzener/bio Dave M.

    I have a few things to say about this news!

    First off, you do not get 2,430 games! There is no way that anyone will be able to stream every game! There are games that start at similar times, the AppleTV and iOS devices can only play one stream at a time. Sure, your computer can do more than one, but how many people are going to sit in front of their "computer" and watch several games at a time. I guess, if that computer were hooked up to an HDTV, they might, but that’s about it.

    Secondly, last season, people were able to pay $15 for the Game Day Audio streams. Being forced to pay almost 10x that for the ability to listen to Game Day Audio again is ludicrous!

    I’m having a hard time understanding why all the reviews I have read so far about this news is positive! I would much rather pay $30 or even $50 for MLB.com At Bat ’12!

    In this household. We paid the $15 for MLB.com At Bat ’11 and $15 for the Game Day Audio. We were fine with that. In fact, I paid $30 for the apps because I bought both the iPhone and iPad versions!

    The $125 subscription really caters best to people who root for a team that doesn’t play in the city they live in. My wife who is a huge Indians fan living in St. Louis would benefit the most from a $125 subscription, but as a Cardinals fan, there is no big advantage.

    Ah well, time to look for a new app to track baseball!