With the blessing of Major League Baseball, teams have been permitted to utilize iPads in the dugout to call up statistics, scouting reports, spray charts and more. Teams received the go-ahead to incorporate the technology beginning on Monday. They cannot hook their devices to WiFi and only information downloaded before first pitch can be used.
While most of the information isn’t so much new — the Cardinals have always had stacks of paper with all that information — cueing it up on an iPad screen, Matheny believes, could be more efficient. And in some cases, it can also complement what the team already has in paper form.