Want a foul ball? Don't leave it to chance — use an app
Want a foul ball? Don't leave it to chance -- use an app
Comedian Chris Rock didn't use an app to get this foul ball at Yankee Stadium. But he might increase his chances by using it at six other stadiums.
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Baseball is notorious for its propensity to track every statistic possible, but surprisingly, baseball statisticians don't track foul balls.
That's how IdealSeat was born. IdealSeat is an app that tracks the location of foul balls at a given stadium and uses a formula to figure out the probability of a ball landing in every section of the ballpark.
Then, it tells the user the best section to sit in if he or she wants to catch a foul ball.