WATCH: New York Yankees Use Interesting New Technology to Communicate Against Atlanta Braves in Spring Training

Published 04/03/2022, 9:44 AM EDT
Oct 5, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) pulls starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox in the American League Wildcard game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

With each day passing technology is getting more advanced across the world. Especially in sports, technology has a massive role to play. And if reports are true, then the New York Yankees are likely to introduce a brand new PitchCom technology in Major League Baseball.

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For the first time in Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees’ players wore a device named called ‘PitchCom‘ in the ballpark. And reports suggest that the Yankees players were satisfied with the product. 

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If MLB allows, then it is also possible that the Yankees are keen to implement this technology during the league games of the 2022 season.

New York Yankees players used a PitchCom device to communicate during the spring training game

Notably, earlier on Saturday, the New York Yankees were playing their spring training game against the current world champion, the Atlanta Braves. During the live game, the Yankees’ catcher had a PitchCom (an electronic gadget) installed on his left wrist. And between the game, the Yankees’ catcher pressed a button on the device to communicate with the Yankees pitcher, Luis Severino.

Sep 16, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (left) looks on as relief pitcher Albert Abreu (84) prepares to warm up on the pitcher’s mound during the seventh inning off the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The short clip of the said incident is going viral on the internet. Taking to Twitter, Talkin’ Yanks shared the clip, in which one can clearly see the use of the PitchCom device. This is said to be a revolutionary step to make the game even more interesting.

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After the spring training game, the Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone sounded like he was in the favor of the PitchCom device. As per NY Post, Boone said, “I think they’re on to something.” Though the Yankees are not the only team that experimented with this technology. Even the New York Mets have tried the PitchCom device in their spring training game.

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Truly, if Major League Baseball officially allows this in the league games. Then it will bring a lot of changes to the game.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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