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MLB reports:  Welcome to Technology Field, where baseball and technology meet.  Our mission:  to discover the advancements in the greatest sport on the planet, baseball. 

In Technology Field, we will be introducing you to the latest inventions, gadgets, toys, bells and whistles in the world of baseball.  Anything that can be used to play baseball, watch baseball, write about baseball etc., we will find it.  At MLB reports, our first love is baseball.  But reporting baseball in style is even better.  All the technological developments in the game that we can get our hands on, will find their way to Technology Field.

Tuesday September 18th, 2012

Jonathan Hacohen: An important tip for all the diehard baseball fans out there. I know there are millions of you all over the world! Do you have a vehicle equipped with a Sirius or XM satellite radio? Double check if you aren’t sure. Most cars/trucks to my understanding, from 2008-2009 and newer usually have this option built into their models. If your particular vehicle has a Sirius or XM option, please continue to read this piece. 

If you are anything like me, your brain thinks baseball 24/7. That means 100 or 900 channels on satellite radio have little meaning to you. After all, you just want to listen to baseball! The MLB options on satellite radio are as follows: baseball games are broadcast on XM channels 176-189 (Sirius 840-869). From there, for your never-ending need for a baseball fix, MLB Network Radio is broadcast on XM 89 (Sirius 209). So when there are no games being played, leave your dial on 89/209 whenever you jump into your vehicle.

With the MLB playoffs almost upon us, what a great time to try out satellite radio! Depending on where you live, my understanding is that Sirius XM will give a three-month free trial subscription to a new subscriber. No risk and all baseball on your radio! Then once the baseball season ends, just listen to MLB Network Radio all offseason long. After all, you will only have to wait four short months until Spring Training games start again.

For those of you with smartphones, you can always play games over the MLB At-Bat app. But that means using wires to get the games being broadcast over your vehicle’s radio in most cases, which can be a pain. Also, you won’t get MLB Network Radio without a Sirius XM subscription. That one channel makes a subscription worth it. Plus who knows, maybe you will actually have an interest in the 900 or so channels that satellite radio has to offer. For me: sign me up to a baseball only package (if only it was available)…and I am good to go!

I will leave you with these final words: do you know that feeling of despair and helplessness during early morning or late afternoon traffic? Feel like ripping out your hair? Put some baseball on your satellite radio and you will be in no rush to get to work or home. Try it out and let’s hear your thoughts! 

Saturday June 16th, 2012

MLB reports – Jonathan Hacohen:  Greetings baseball shoppers! As I sit in anticipation of receiving my Mike Napoli red Texas jersey-t in the mail and ready to talk baseball gear, I will start off this review with a disclaimer. Sports Swags, the clothing line being reviewed today is actually an-all around sports company. They are more than a baseball line- they include football, basketball and are moving into many other arenas. But this being MLB reports and talking baseball 24/7, we are going to focus on the baseball-end of the Sports Swag operation. But even though it is all about baseball at the end of the day, I had to throw it out there that they are sports-clothing-diversified.

So why do I bring up the Napoli jersey-t? Partially because I love talking Mike Napoli. The man is a baseball beast. But mostly due to the fact that I have a big weakness for baseball gear. Shirts, hats, jackets…everything. But if you are anything like me (is that a good or bad thing)…you probably had your fill of baseball jersey-t’s. I have about two drawers full of them, with no end in sight. Unless you are getting your fave player/team, the jersey-t’s start to get a little stale. I own about a dozen Tigers and Yankees dark blue jersey-t’s for example. I love them, but except for the player on the back, they are the same. The same old thing. On hot spring/summer days, I don’t want to wear jerseys to the ballpark. I like putting on a nice fresh t-shirt. But again, I want something unique. Something that will be comfortable to wear but still stand out at the ballpark. Welcome to Sports Swag.

Here is a little something about the company and its founder:

Created in 2011 by Kabir Chimni, Sports Swag is an urban sports lifestyle brand committed to providing every single one of our customers with the best possible experience. The idea for a clothing brand came to me after I had designed a logo for Sharks defenseman Brent Burns, which would eventually lead to our first product, the Brent Burns snapback hat. We are also working in conjunction with former A’s All Star, current Washington National Gio Gonzalez for his official shirt, which has already been designed and in the process of creation. We are also in cooperation with him for future clothing products . We are working with all sorts of athletes around the world to provide them with their own custom clothing that will be available to the public! 

To read the rest of the review, please click here

Sunday May 13, 2012

Ooh La La Gems:  Review of Baseball Jewellery Fit for a Home Run King

MLB reports – Jonathan Hacohen:  Happy Mother’s Day Everyone! Today’s feature has the special women in our lives in our mind. Whether it be our own mothers, grandmothers or the mothers of our children, today is the day that we give thanks to women. Giving us life and helping us all grow. Thank you moms!

Now what is the best way to thank moms you ask? Most people go the traditional route, with flowers and chocolate. Good presents…but not great. If you really want to blow away mom and send your appreciation, jewellery is your ticket. Now I now that today is actually mother’s day…so you could be late on the present. But if there is one thing I know about women, it is this: they tend to be very selective in their jewellery choices. Necklaces, bracelets and earrings can be a very personal choice. Not just for moms and women, but men love their jewellery as well. Especially baseball jewellery for us die-hard fans. So to meet the jewellery needs of everyone, you will need a place with a large selection that customize to all tastes and preferences.

marla and jesse barfield

Enter: Marla Barfield. Marla??? Wait a minute. You know Jesse Barfield. The 2-time gold glove winning, home run hitting, arm for a cannon outfielder with the Jays and Yankees. You know Josh Barfield. Second baseman with both the Indians and Padres. You know Jeremy Barfield. Huge prospect with the A’s (no joke, the kid is 6’5″ and 220!) But do you know Marla? Guess what… you do now. Marla Barfield is her name. Ooh La La Gems is her game. To read the rest of the review, click Here


December 13, 2011

MLB reports – Jonathan Hacohen:  I will start off this review by admitting some very key points.  While I write and review the game of baseball and everything surrounding it, I am also a fan of the game.  You have to love this sport to be able to talk and write about it every day.  I have no problem admitting it:  I love baseball.  But when you love the game to this degree, you start to lead a very baseball-centric life.  Baseball apps on the smartphone.  Baseball birthday cake.  Libraries filled with baseball DVDs and books.  Are you sensing a baseball theme in my life?  That is the reality of a true blooded, 110% focused baseball fan.  So what do baseball fans need more than anything else? Good baseball gear.  From shirts to hats and everything in between, baseball fans require good apparel.  That is where I got introduced to Routine Baseball.

To read the full review of Routine Baseball gear, click here

July 11, 2011:  For our inaugural Technology Field report, we will be taking a look at the BlackBerry PlayBook.  After years of reporting baseball on laptops, we have been hearing about the Tablet invasion in the world of computers.  We were provided with a review unit of the  BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and are now ready to venture into the next stratosphere of baseball reporting.  Over the past few weeks, we integrated the PlayBook into the MLB reports world and utilized it for all our baseball needs.  Along the way, we reviewed what the PlayBook is all about, including its features and benefits.  

Here is our review in analyzing the combination of the PlayBook and baseball and finding the PlayBook’s place in Technology Field:


Review of the BlackBerry PlayBook: MLB and Technology Meet

Monday, July 11, 2011

MLB reports:  The BlackBerry PlayBook, what a terrific name to give a tablet.  For a baseball fan, it’s optimal!  Imagine a coach of a Little League baseball team keeping track of plays and scores on the PlayBook.  It just works.  The BlackBerry PlayBook has been on the market for the last three months.  It’s gone through a lot of transformations which will be covered in this entry.  I will be analyzing the overall look of the PlayBook, Functionality and Apps.  From the perspective of a BlackBerry smartphone user, I will be comparing the PlayBook to laptops and other tablets generally on the market.  Finally, from a baseball functionality perspective, I will be delivering the verdict of whether the PlayBook is a winner and should be a part of your technology field.

Please click here to review the full BlackBerry PlayBook review on MLB reports!

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I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the . In 2015, I watched 224 MLB Games, spanning all 30 MLB Parks in 183 Days. Read about that World Record Journey at

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