Friday is here, and while the weekend will as always bring our weekly look at the virtual reality (VR) news for sport we’re going to finish off Life In 360° for this week with a look at America’s national pastime.
The Baseball Almanac once described baseball (among other things) as “a spirited race of man against man, reflex against reflex. A game of inches. Every skill is measured. Every heroic, every failing is seen and cheered, or booed. And then becomes a statistic. In baseball democracy shines its clearest. The only race that matters is the race to the bag. The creed is the rulebook. Color merely something to distinguish one team’s uniform from another. Baseball is a rookie. His experience no bigger than the lump in his throat as he begins fulfilment of his dream. It’s a veteran too, a tired old man of thirty-five hoping that those aching muscles can pull him through another sweltering August and September.”
Today on Li360 we’re heading back to San Francisco and to AT&T Park, home of The Orange and Black themselves, the San Francisco Giants. Founded back in 1883 as the then New York Gothams, the Giants recently took fans behind the scenes for a 360 degree tour of the Giants Clubhouse.
Former Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt gives the rundown on the facilities in the Clubhouse. It’s a nine minute video, so pretty hefty and covers everything from the dressing room to the laundry room and kitchen.
Check it out below. VRFocus will be back with more Life In 360° on Monday.