Well, now THIS is a cool idea.
The Rockies' assistant coordinator of video coaching, Brian Jones received an iPod nano for Christmas a year ago, and got the idea to downloading video into video iPods for quick review.
He did this for Jason Jennings and:
"We looked at the pitches they were hitting against me before, and that night we sort of went a different way, and it worked," Jennings said. "We lost the game [2-0], because Tim Hudson threw a one-hitter. But I threw the ball well. And after that start, I really took off from there."
For the record, Jennings' ERA from that day on was 3.31. Which, by Rockies standards, is the equivalent of about 1.31. So we'll just amble out of the way now and watch about 700 pitchers stampede over to Best Buy.
Jones says it can get you thinking about baseball in the unlikeliest places:
Heck of an idea, I think. If we ever get players posting here at BCB, maybe they'd consider posting "Five At-Bats On My iPod".