Regardless, love it and love that you're bringing baseball to it's biggest new market, unix sysadmins.
mpv "http://SOURCEURL" --vo=caca
mpv "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYQiqBwczB0" --vo=caca
OR, for a higher-quality terminal-rendered video:
mpv "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYQiqBwczB0" --vo=tct
When I worked remotely, I would frequently have the radio playing a baseball game in the background for company. Now I'm back in the office and can't do that, so this would have been great to have a few months ago.
Bookmarked for next season.
The EPL by contrast jealously guards its stats and charges for every tidbit.
And the other team is seeing what he's telling the thrower, and then signalling that to the batter so he knows how the ball is going to be thrown?
And this is disallowed ?
yet stealing bases is allowed?
There is a lot more going on in baseball than I thought!
Not quite. The catcher benefits from knowing the type of pitch in order to actually catch the ball, but only signals pitch options which are accepted or rejected by the pitcher.
They can also huddle if signs are being stolen, but this of course takes much longer (hence the prohibition on sign stealing).
Is this done because the catcher might know the batter is worse at hitting pitch type X, but is better at pitch type Y, so signals to the pitcher to throw an X?
But the pitcher might think he can't throw a good X right now (for whatever reason), and instead will throw a Z ?
And the pitcher and catcher need to somehow secretly agree on what's being thrown?
Does it ever happen that the catcher fails to catch it? It seems he has a pretty small window that he needs to catch it in, but then I guess sometimes these pitches are crazy fast and can't have much time to react.
Are there other free sports API's out there? The MLB one is cool.
I know there has been many court cases around this very issue so the question is; are these apis really provided by the leagues?
Both are free for non-commercial uses, though there is no documentation available (any more), and any copies of the older documentation is riddled with incorrect details.