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These VR 360 Videos from MLB Are Ridiculously Cool

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The world of virtual reality is knocking at the door.

Some would tell you were already there – I’m not so sure – but it’s not because the technology isn’t ready. I tried out the HTC Vive once, and holy crap was it the most amazing thing I’ve ever done. Unlike the promising future technologies of the past, VR isn’t a let down by ANY MEANS.

It’s just a bit expensive.

In the meantime some of the cheaper (and admittedly much less life-changing) options like Google Cardboard or the Samsung Gear VR, however, do provide just a taste of the experience. If you have either, you’re going to love what I’m sharing here today.

But even if you don’t, you can still get a lot out of these 360 degree views of baseball at the WBC and in batting practice. They are so unbelievably cool.

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If you’re on your desktop, I suggest switching to a phone. If you can’t however, there are four little arrows in the upper left-hand corner that allow you to navigate the scene. There’s so much to see in every direction.

For example, remember this play:

Well, now you can experience it in an entirely different way:


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And after that, watch Yoenis Cespedes take batting practice:

Can you imagine the implications of being able to watch batting practice – or games – like this in the future. Fans would be able to experience, close up, things they’d never dream of.

We’re not quite there yet, but boy do I love the direction we’re heading.


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.

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