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texasdave
01-09-2013, 02:12 PM
They are getting rid of the old bullpen phones and going wireless. =( I lost the link but will try to find it.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8826859/mlb-replace-bullpen-dugout-phones-cellphones-part-deal-t-mobile

coachpipe
01-09-2013, 02:20 PM
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/08/mlb-switching-from-land-line-bullpen-phones-to-cell-phones/

Got the link for ya

KYRedLeg
01-09-2013, 02:21 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2013/01/08/mlb-t-mobile-cellphone-replaces-bullpen-phones/1819175/

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130108&content_id=40895452&vkey=pr_mlb&c_id=mlb

So instead of picking up a phone connected to a wire and calling the bullpen, they will pick up a phone that is wireless and call the bullpen?

I guess I'm not too shaken.

texasdave
01-09-2013, 02:22 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2013/01/08/mlb-t-mobile-cellphone-replaces-bullpen-phones/1819175/

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130108&content_id=40895452&vkey=pr_mlb&c_id=mlb

So instead of picking up a phone connected to a wire and calling the bullpen, they will pick up a phone that is wireless and call the bullpen?

I guess I'm not too shaken.

I know. I was saying that tongue-in-cheek.

scott91575
01-09-2013, 02:37 PM
Great, so now we will have coaches wandering around the dugout looking for a signal, playing Tetris, and texting their buddies during games.

code
01-09-2013, 02:50 PM
that unit sure is ugly.

LeDoux
01-09-2013, 03:11 PM
Just so long as they don't mess with the Banana Phone.

drowg14
01-09-2013, 06:41 PM
I guess I don't get it. Wireless creates more opportunity for failure than does a land line phone. I always suspected that those bullpen phones were basically just one step above two tin cans and a string. Simple, hard to mess up. Cell phones introduce batteries, signal strength, malfunctioning hardware and malfunctioning software.

But I guess TMobile can't market a basic phone as well.

scott91575
01-09-2013, 07:11 PM
I guess I don't get it. Wireless creates more opportunity for failure than does a land line phone. I always suspected that those bullpen phones were basically just one step above two tin cans and a string. Simple, hard to mess up. Cell phones introduce batteries, signal strength, malfunctioning hardware and malfunctioning software.

But I guess TMobile can't market a basic phone as well.

"...and now for the TMobile call to the bullpen."

SweetLou1990
01-09-2013, 07:30 PM
I guess I don't get it. Wireless creates more opportunity for failure than does a land line phone. I always suspected that those bullpen phones were basically just one step above two tin cans and a string. Simple, hard to mess up. Cell phones introduce batteries, signal strength, malfunctioning hardware and malfunctioning software.

But I guess TMobile can't market a basic phone as well.

Agreed, I would assume that the land line is, like in real life, more dependable and will not cut out.

Can ya hear me now?

90reds
01-10-2013, 03:47 AM
I honestly cannot wait for a cell phone issue (no service, battery dies, losing the phone) to impact a game-- unless, of course, the team in question is the Reds. Can we also take bets on the first manager to throw a phone at an ump?

webbbj
01-10-2013, 09:02 AM
Dusty: "Hey Joey tell Cozart we need Marshall to start warming up"
Joey: "Zach tell Marshall we need him warming up"
Zach: "Hey Choo yell at Marshall and tell him to warm up"
Choo: "Marshall start warminhg up"

webbbj
01-10-2013, 09:06 AM
I think the person who voted Aaron Sele should lose their ballot.

goreds2
01-10-2013, 01:05 PM
Just so long as they don't mess with the Banana Phone.

http://www.martybrennaman.com/marty.jpg

Girevik
01-10-2013, 01:26 PM
"the dugout phones will remain in place in case teams prefer to use them."

This is nothing but a marketing opportunity.