RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Major League Baseball’s Web site recently celebrated its fifth anniversary – and what a ride it as been.

One night recently as I drove home I found the Yankee game on the radio.

The pops, snaps and fade-outs made me appreciate just how good the MLB Web site is.

The site demonstrates superbly how to combine video, audio, highlights, statistics, in-depth stories and much more.

Web 2.0 this site is – the best the Web has to offers with ease of use and content galore for baseball nuts like me.

For a minimal fee, I can watch Yankee games live on my laptop.

Or I can tune in the Yankee radio network – but without the fades, snaps, crackles and pops.

Since the Yankees are in the pennant chase, I can follow the Red Sox, Tigers and Mariners games with a touch of the mouse.

That’s instant satisfaction.

For example, Tuesday night I listened to the Yankees broadcast then between innings dialed up the Red Sox-Blue Jays and Tigers-Indians games live.

By clicking on the linescore in the scoreboard, I can go virtually instantly to any other game being played.


The MLB site also offers comprehensive game coverage through informative stories and features.

Plus you can use to buy tickets.

Now if the Yanks could just win another World Series.