MLB.tv apps add support for Chromecast

MLB.tv added Chromecast support for its iOS(s AAPL) and Android(s GOOG) apps on Thursday, giving baseball fans yet another way to stream America’s favorite pastime to their televisions. As always, live streaming requires a $129.99 MLB.tv premium subscription and in-market games are blacked out. Previously, you could mirror the MLB.tv website from a Chrome tab, but having the option to cast from an app usually improves video quality on Chromecast(s GOOG).

MLB.tv is coming to the Xbox One

Major League Baseball’s MLB.tv launched on Microsoft’s (S MSFT) Xbox One Tuesday, giving users of Microsoft’s new game console a way to watch live baseball games as well as replay full games from the archives. As always, blackout rules apply, and users need to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription as well as a MLB.tv Premium subscription — but if you are a cord cutter who want to follow your team from back home, this may be the best way to do it.

The Apple Roundup: MLB fans embrace Passbook baseball tickets

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: will mobile tickets replace paper, past complaints about Apple Maps, a gathering in Europe to hash out patent problems doesn’t accomplish much, and teens continue buying iPads.

Happy 10th birthday MLB.tv. Now that’s what I call sports TV

MLB.tv is one of success stories of the online video streaming business. Thanks to rabid baseball fans across the globe, the service has signed up millions of subscribers, racking up mega-millions of dollars in revenues. And today, the service celebrates its 10th birthday.

Want to see the future of mobile coverage? Go to a baseball game

Verizon Wireless is hauling COWs and COLTs to Kansas City and Detroit but not to any livestock show. These COWs and COLTs are cells on wheels and cells on light trucks. Carriers have long been using temporary cells. What’s interesting about these is they’re 4G.

Updated: MLB tries major Twitter push for All-Star Game

Major League Baseball is changing the rules for its contest to select the last two 2012 All-Stars, allowing tweets with official hashtags in the last four hours to equal browser or mobile votes. But can a tweet equal a site visit or SMS in value?

Will “Twitterball” become sports’ next Moneyball?

IBM detailed early results of a new sentiment-analysis experience to determine how Twitter users feel about the World Series. The findings won’t tell you who’ll win, but perhaps they’ll set the stage for a new way of thinking about who to sign, trade and cut.

Where to watch the 2011 Home Run Derby online

The 2011 MLB Home Run Derby begins at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT this evening, and will be available on ESPN, ESPN3, Facebook, and a variety of mobile apps. MLB players will also be live tweeting during the contest, adding a social element to the Derby.

MLB App Hits One Out of the Park With One-Month Free Trial

Thursday is opening day for the Major League Baseball season, and a new update for the MLB.com At Bat app has arrived just in time. New features abound, including the ability to watch all out-of-market games live on your device free for the month of April.