Gameday chat update

Many of you have asked to have Gameday chat restored, and we haven’t provided much detail about that, so here is a quick update.

We’ve completely retired the old chat engine for a number of reasons: it was unreliable, could only support a very limited number of concurrent users, was very limited in features and was not integrated with other products.

In its place, we will be rolling out a completely revamped chat service by the All-Star break. However, it will not be a Gameday-only chat; instead, it will be better integrated with MLB.TV, the Fantasy Open and other products, with the goal of creating a more complete and immersive user experience.

We know that chat has been a very popular feature of Gameday so we are working hard to restore it and appreciate everyone’s patience while we build out this new version.

Thanks,

The MLB.com Gameday team

133 comments

  1. scarr1@aol.com

    One other feature I would like for the starting pitcher is a pitch count by inning to see if he is getting batter out more quickly earlier or later in the game.

  2. rbrtthgrt@cox.net

    Hi. As a red sox fan in L.A., I’ve been relying on gameday the last 3 years, and wanted to thank everyone at MLB.com for this great program. I just wanted to say a couple of things that could of very, very minor things i’ve noticed that could make it even better.
    1: I think this would be really, really easy to do: make it so that if you’re on the west coast, it shows the gametimes in pacific time.

    2: when you look at the spray chart of the game’s hits and outs, it doesn’t show plays in which the fielder made an error.

    Small things, maybe stupid, I know. Thanks again for the great work.

  3. omghr@yahoo.com

    ok wow u guys r idiots. the old gameday chats were fine. i dont understand why ur changing them. and wow the all star break? half the season is done by then. wut a joke

  4. santamariamt@unk.edu

    On the scoreboard on the top of Gameday, can you add how many outs there are to the situation shown? It is nice to be able to see the inning and baserunners, but adding how many outs would be simple and provide a lot more information on the game situation. Thanks.

  5. pps123@bellsouth.net

    I miss the bench and bullpen……….Is that info there and I am just missing something ??

  6. xxx@x.com

    While you’re working on the new chat, can you please just temporarily give us the old chat?

    Thanks

  7. petern@hotmail.com

    You should put how many outs there are on the scoreboard. I really like this version of gameday. Thanks!

  8. omghr@yahoo.com

    this is wut i have to say to u gameday. u guys r the laziest bunch of ppl ever. uve had all winter to set up these chat rooms and decide now to start? wow u guys r a bunch of ******. no sense of making chat rooms now. seasons half over. good bye nubs

  9. jordanekm@gmail.com

    Hello, i cant get the advanced gameday to work anymore. It worked for a game, but now doesnt function. help would be appreciated, especially if emailed

  10. bfieldk@aol.com

    We have to wait ’til the All-Star break to get the chat rooms rebuilt? The melted freeway bridge in the Oakland will be finished quicker. What is this, rocket science?

  11. woodworthjohn@yahoo.com

    There was nothing wrong with the old chat.
    It better be available to people you do not purchase a premium service on mlb.com

    Thats B.S,at first you guys said by the second week of the season.Then you will say “It will be ready by the World Series”.

  12. pablosser3@aol.com

    One suggestion for an enhancement, also mentioned by others: add the number of outs to the scoreboard. (Maybe directly above the team scores, where there is currently a hole between the “LIVE” and the inning?) Otherwise, excellent job.

  13. ajer001@gmail.com

    Hi:
    I like your blog theme so much.

    Can I port this theme to Lifetype (a Blog platform)?

  14. llewdor@bigstring.com

    “I miss the bench and bullpen……….Is that info there and I am just missing something ??”

    There are two ways to get that info. One, there’s a dropdown menu where it says Boxscore in the right frame. You can choose to see the bench there instead of the boxscore.

    Alternately, you can use the old version of Gameday. Just change the URL from mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/y2006/ to mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/y2007/ and you’ll get the old Gameday back.

  15. jim.peters@iname.com

    Is there a mini-gameday that can just take up a tiny corner of my desktop and show the score, count, runners and outs until I click on it and it explodes into the whole scenario ? I’ve looked, but have not been able to find such a thing … sure would be nice for those of us who have to sneak looks while working …

  16. *********************************.com

    Why not provide information on bullpen activity? It’d be great to know when someone is warming up.

  17. time2diecs@yahoo.com

    You guys are pathetic, and most likely it probably won’t even be out by the All-Star Break, nobody asked for the chat to be changed it was fine the way it was. Other than the mods they banned people if you didn’t like their favorite team pretty much. Its called Gameday “Chat” for a reason we don’t need any extra **** on it.

  18. woodworthjohn@yahoo.com

    You guys got to be kidding!!

    The All-Star break will be here soon.Better get it up and running.

  19. dc445ls47@cableone.net

    just a question, i have recently discovered gameday and really like the ball (pitch) trajectory information, but many times it is not shown, how can i get it to show up?

  20. trackattack@insightbb.com

    I’d just like to say “thank God for gameday. I live in Indiana and root for the Dodgers. Apparantly if you don’t pull for the *******’ Yankees (who ****!!!), Red Sox or Mets, you won’t see your team on national tv very often. I urge all fans like me to boycott ESPN. Thanks and “THINK BLUE”

  21. eddiesofficials@gmail.com

    I only have one more comment on a potential addition: the scores at the top of the screen for the other games need to show the number of outs in the other games…it could be as simple as zero, one, or two dots immediately to the left of “live”.

  22. batjacole1@aol.com

    Why is there a commercial before the gameday audio comes on. I am already PAYING for the link. And the gameday should be sized for 800×600, for those of us who are older.

  23. omghr@yahoo.com

    wow open the dam chat rooms already. mlb doesnt listen to the fans at all. first of all ppl want the old gameday back and they still dont do anything about it. now chat rooms arent even open. MLB is just terrible

  24. hill426@cox.net

    COME ON now we have been without chat for a half a season now i am not much of a computer guy but come on does it really take this long to make a new chat. and how much better can it possibly be it better get up and get me a beer or something. and what was wrong with what we had hope to see all u guys before next season

  25. omghr@yahoo.com

    In its place, we will be rolling out a completely revamped chat service by the All-Star break.

    ^^^^ that shows how much we can trust these people

  26. nyy026@yahoo.com

    cmon lets get the frigen chats going everyones getting pissed cmon set it and lets go this mesege is bs

  27. nyy026@yahoo.com

    cmon plz open them up unless ur talking about alstarbreak next year cmon ur making tons of people upset

  28. xxx@x.com

    I’ve been using gameday for 4 years and at the start of this season I was surprised to see the chat gone.
    Then I was pissed when I heard it wouldn’t be ready until the All Star Break, but I still patiently waited.

    WELL GUESS WHAT MLB!!! ITS 2 DAYS AFTER THE ALL STAR GAME AND ? STILL NO CHAT!

    THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!!

  29. woodworthjohn@yahoo.com

    I know you stupid jerks were going to lie.All Star break,Ha.
    What are you guys trying to figure out how to charge us more money to use all the features on MLB.com

    Boooo

  30. hill426@cox.net

    well where is the chat this really *****. oh we are goin to make a new chat. what the f was wrong with what we had. how hard can it be to make a new chat. why could they leave the old one until the new one was done. this blows why do i still trun my computer on every night and go to mlb.com? because chat was great and i miss u guys mlb *****.

  31. petern@hotmail.com

    who cares about this chat room thing gameday is just to watch baseball.so don’t hurry mlb.

  32. prtymuchdaman74@aol.com

    lol this **** is funny how u guys act like its the end of the world because u dont hav ******* mlb gameday chat….its not that big of a deal i think we’re all gonna live whether they get the chat fixed or not….WHO GIVES A ****

  33. time2diecs@yahoo.com

    Peter if you don’t care then why do you care so much about the comments, some people want the chats back because some people are nice enough to give faster play by play, so GTFO if you don’t FU*KING CARE.

  34. petern@hotmail.com

    gameday is to watch baseball okay if you want to talk to your friends do it on instant messenger.

  35. prtymuchdaman74@aol.com

    this is the funniest **** i ever read in my life

    “well where is the chat this really ****. oh we are goin to make a new chat. what the f was wrong with what we had. how hard can it be to make a new chat. why could they leave the old one until the new one was done. this blows why do i still trun my computer on every night and go to mlb.com? because chat was great and i miss u guys mlb ****.

    Posted by: hill426@cox.net | July 13, 2007 08:09 PM”

  36. josiahlynch1@msn.com

    Ive got to say that i also feel disapointed that the chat rooms arnt up yet….Mlb guys you didnt keep your word but… to you all who are ticked off, ITS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD!!! so dont start acting like it plz. Im sure these mlb guys ( or i hope, lol) have their own lives. So… GIVE THEM A BREAK!!!

  37. omghr@yahoo.com

    um i like to chat about baseball. i have AIM and i chat with friends there but i want the baseball chat up now. ****

  38. meanstreets13@sbcglobal.net

    Ok some people may not really care about this but if you dont then why are you here??? But anywho MLB clearly stated “we will be rolling out a completely revamped chat service by the All-Star break” well its not months past the all star break but I seriously think its time to open it up. If MLB is trying to create publicity to there website its really not working. If you have a bunch of people who just want a single gameday chat open to talk about baseball and MLB cant provide that then this isnt a website any of us should be on. There are solutions
    1)May be open up a temporary chat for fans

    2)Update us (Honestly)

    But when and if this chat comes out it better be the best one ever cause they have been working on this for almost a year now. So we will see

  39. spikely@comcast.net

    I have kept quiet, and been patient all of this time, but, as a Cardinal fan, who is suffering through this horrible season, I need my buddies on chat. Please restore it. Thank you

  40. jsmith@gm.com

    All the guys that are complaining are probably only two people using different email addresses, so Gameday workers, don’t hurry. They must be losers if they post complaints here twice a week.

  41. tammy_cater@newyork-mets.net

    Ok, I see the chat link at the top of the gameday window, but when I click on it all I get is a big, blank, white window……what gives?

  42. nyy026@yahoo.com

    omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it omg fix it

  43. pittsports87@yahoo.com

    Hey MLB, since it seems like your finally getting the chats up and hopefully they are almost fixed, and if they are fixed by tonight or tomorrow morning. How about having a chat room available to all fans all day tomorrow to talk about the trades and rumors and stuff like that?

  44. x@yx.com

    Hey MLB u need to reopen chat.
    I also have some suggestions

    1)show which (if any) players are warming up in the bullpen

    2)I have started to see more in game highlights shown, but it would be nice if there were all the ones that you end up seeing at the end of the game

  45. omghr@yahoo.com

    GAMEDAY OPEN THE ******* CHATS ALREADY. UVE HAD ALL ******* YEAR TO OPEN THEM! WOW COME ON U GUYS R PATHETIC

  46. dalt@umn.edu

    Gameday keeps crashing Firefox. I have a Dell, Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz with 512 MB of RAM.

    Very annoying. This has happened to me on multiple computers.

  47. hgoth144@yahoo.com

    Will you expand gameday for bigger monitors because the extra black space is kind of annoying. It looks great this year though! Great improvments!

    -Holly

  48. tomterp80@aol.com

    I love the feature providing pitch data, but I believe there is a serious error in your data- and it is on the very pitch Bonds hit for #756. Here are the reported stats:

    Release 60.7mph

    Result 56.4mph

    pFX 13.5″

    break 11.5″

    -9.6 degrees

    To get right to the point, I just don’t accept that this data is correct. Bacsik commented after the game that he threw a fastball, and got it over the plate. If you watch replays, it seems apparent that this is the case. Yet, the data captured here indicates a slow curve, and the location off the plate substantially. HELP!

    This is an historically important artifact that should be vetted thoroughly before it is permitted to be disseminated further. You have a responsibility to check and re-check this data, corroborate vs. other sources, ie radar guns, and make sure it is correct.

    Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

  49. brassmonkey38@yahoo.com

    tomterp80 no one gives a **** about what u think nor are they going to read ur long *** post

  50. sweetieq97@aol.com

    everyone go to gamedaychat.com there you can log in to any chat room you want ….seems no one else knows about this chat room

  51. www.cgacke@yahoo.org

    I love this blog that they made and the Twins. P.S GO TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. ray@raysalemi.com

    I cannot use Gameday if that stupid butterfly ad for Comcast is going to flap indefinitely.

    Make it stop!

  53. e.salaneck@dejazzd.com

    Game day does not fit the window. Content is to large and I cannot view everything. I have tried Firefox and explorer and they both do it. Can anyone tell me how to fix it ? I have also tried flashplayer 8 and 9…

  54. carlymarly@aol.com

    As a Mass. native living in N.J. I love Gameday. Switching to and from other important games and following former Bosox players is great. Carlos Pena played ball for my high school and our town follows him closely. I can call home and have better info than the locals. Thanks MLB

  55. sports@bolden.net

    What is your screen resolution?
    >>>Game day does not fit the window. Content is to large and I cannot view everything. I have tried Firefox and explorer and they both do it. Can anyone tell me how to fix it ? I have also tried flashplayer 8 and 9…

    Posted by: e.salaneck@dejazzd.com | August 19, 2007 02:23 PM

  56. brassmonkey38@yahoo.com

    “In its place, we will be rolling out a completely revamped chat service by the All-Star break. ”

    LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE

    MLB LIED TO ALL OF ITS FANS BOYCOTT THIS SITE NOW.

  57. synjoker@aol.com

    MLB Gameday sounds like its started out at the top, and nose-dived to the bottom. MAKE EVERYTHING RIGHT! BRING P/FX TO ALL GAMES AND GIVE US A TRUTHFUL UPDATE ON THE CHAT!

  58. hutchins1@bellsouth.net

    Where is the gameday chat feature? You said in May it’d be back by the allstrat break. What gives? I’ve emailed MLB gamday and they don’t seem to know anything about gameday chat, they act like they’ve never heard of it before.

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