Technology is pretty advanced these days, but sometimes that angers baseball traditionalists who tell their friends and family to "stop texting" during the game and just enjoy it.
Well, a fan in Tampa Bay wants everyone to know technology can enhance the in-stadium experience for those outside the stadium. During the Rays-Blue Jays game Wednesday night, a fan was caught using his electronic device for a video chat (appears to be via Facebook) from his seat.
When u cant afford rays tickets pic.twitter.com/jKFE1wdpdu
— Matt Koval (@Mkoval45) September 4, 2014
Amazing. Just amazing. Without even being at the game, a fan can virtually feel the Tropicana Field experience.
As for the fan in the stands, give him credit for ...
a) showing up to a then-67-72 Rays home game (the Rays lost to make it 73 losses),
b) bringing headphones to hear his friend in a venue formerly known as the Thunderdome,
c) pointing the device's camera toward the field to give his friend the best view,
d) apparently not caring whether this was a violation of MLB policy in which "any rebroadcast, reproduction, or other use of the pictures and accounts of this game without the express written consent of Major League Baseball is prohibited."
Of course, the man back home missed out on ballpark essentials such as hot dogs, beer and peanut scent. But otherwise, he probably had a basic idea of the Tropicana Field mood for the night without a ticket, a TV or a digital subscription.
If you'd like a more detailed account of a Rays home game, check out what one photographer did in St. Petersburg as part of his project to shoot a game from every MLB stadium this season.
-- Follow Jeffrey Eisenband on Twitter @JeffEisenband.