Fantasy baseball is a way of life. If you're a real die-hard player, then you probably play in several leagues and check team statistics several times a day. It can get borderline obsessive.
Ford Motor has added a new Fantasy Update option to its Sync vehicle communication and entertainment system that allows baseball fans to get weekly player updates over their car speakers. Accessing the information is fairly easy, and much safer than checking your cell phone while driving. You wouldn't want to careen your car off the side of a mountain just to see on your cell phone when Stephen Strasburg is returning from Tommy John surgery.
Unfortunately, the baseball stats aren't tailored to your team, but rather are a simple broadcast of weekly leaders in the American and National Leagues, including stats such as batting average, home runs, RBIs, stolen bases, and runs scored. Active pitching stats are also mentioned, including strikeouts, saves, and if your favorite hurler won or lost. The setup works with select 2010 models or newer Ford and Lincoln Sync-equipped vehicles, a Bluetooth-enabled phone, and an active Sync services account.
We hope future versions of Sync will be able to integrate with popular Fantasy Baseball leagues hosted on ESPN, CBS, and Yahoo to truly make this service a home run.
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