MyBallGames.com provides a way to check-in to a specific past event and location. The time, location, and key events in every single game are memorable.
Pound Ridge, NY (PRWEB) March 29, 2011
MyBallGames.com is coming out of Spring Training with a Facebook app to find major league games. Baseball fans can use the site to find games they've attended or enjoyed. Searching by team, date, pitchers, and other key events helps fans find their games.
MyBallGames.com provides information on every Major League game since 1950. Game search focuses on finding games based on key elements including teams, pitchers, and homers. The site encourages fans - and rivals - to engage with each other about specific games.
Fans comment on each game with Facebook's commenting system. The intelligence behind the commenting system displays friends' comments first. Using Facebook social plugins on MyBallGames.com encourages fan engagement. The Bucky Dent home run in 1978 has sparked a lively discussion between Yankee and Red Sox fans and is an example of the social engagement that the app hopes to drive.
Fans can make a game a favorite or indicate that they attended a specific game. Bragging rights to seeing a great game can be shared on Facebook or Twitter.
Head Groundskeeper, Carmen Delessio, says that plans are in the works for additional features for opening day. New games for the 2011 season will be available and an Android app is in the works.
Delessio says, "MyBallGames.com provides a way to check in to a specific past event and location. The time, location, and key events in every single game are memorable. The site delivers specific game info and helps fans share it with new and old friends. As the 2011 season starts, fans will be checking in to and commenting on new games and we'll expand opportunities to engage with teams and fans."
The site and Facebook app run exclusively in the cloud using Amazon Web Services. The infrastructure uses Elastic Beanstalk and the data and search functions use SimpleDB.