Trying to use your smartphone at the ballpark is like trying to hit an R.A. Dickey knuckler
practically unusable at the ballpark. With Big Red, many requests for downloads simply failed. In other words, the nation's largest mobile operator had struckout. AT&T was the only carrier that offered any kind of a connection from the first pitch of the game to the last out. But the data speeds were about as fast as Prince Fielder running the bases. In fact, AT&T's data speeds were about a third of what they were minutes before and after the game.
While those involved in the experiment had no reason for the slow connection, perhaps during the game there is a lot of interference from television and radio broadcasts, competition from thousands of other smartphone and tablet users. Could the Green Monster keep out radio signals? Whatever the reason, don't expect to be able to have a great connection to monitor those out of town games that are important to your team.
If you've been to the ballpark this year and used your mobile device, how was the connection? Let us know by dropping a comment in the box below.