Re: Why no laptops in the dugout?
I'm not sure the laptop would have made a difference to Randolph. He had already used two relievers, still had three innings to go, and probably wanted to get two relief innings from Mota to preserve his bullpen. He may well have taken the risk under those circumstances.
But I think the use of computers by coaches during the game will become an issue in sports, particularly in baseball where the pace of the game allows time to actually make use of that tool.