Re: Why no laptops in the dugout?
No offense to any players here, but have you ever seen baseball players or coaches try to use a computer. Half of them hardly know how to work an email account.
Any player over the age of 25, let alone coaches that are 40+, hardly ever used computers. When you dedicate your life to being on the field, this scrappy piece of plastic with the alphabet on it can be an intimidating device.
I've used a lot of my computer for scouting and projects with a college team I worked for this summer, and every time I did something, all the players and coaches especially, were shocked with what I could do with a computer. My response: "it's only Microsoft Word."
That's just my experience. Too confusing for them and it would take too long to make decisions.