Rays batters are using virtual reality to help them train

Associated Press

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times tells us about how the Rays are one of several big-league teams who are using virtual reality training which allows hitters to better-prepare for the pitchers they’ll face via a partnership with a company called EON Sports VR. The details of it are slim, but it’s getting good reviews from Rays hitters who are using it.

Better reviews than all of those early virtual reality movies from the 1990s. My god, those were bad. As were all of those “oh my god the Internet is scary” movies that came out at the same time. I mean, yes, the Internet IS scary, but not for any of the reasons that vexed Sandra Bullock or whoever in those flicks.