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    Is nothing sacred anymore?

    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/88...-deal-t-mobile
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...hones/1819175/

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...r_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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KYRedLeg View Post
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...hones/1819175/

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...r_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.
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    Great, so now we will have coaches wandering around the dugout looking for a signal, playing Tetris, and texting their buddies during games.

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    that unit sure is ugly.

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    Re: Is nothing sacred anymore?

    Just so long as they don't mess with the Banana Phone.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drowg14 View Post
    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."

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    Quote Originally Posted by drowg14 View Post
    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.

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    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?

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    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"

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    I think the person who voted Aaron Sele should lose their ballot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeDoux View Post
    Just so long as they don't mess with the Banana Phone.
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    "the dugout phones will remain in place in case teams prefer to use them."

    This is nothing but a marketing opportunity.
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