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July 6, 2012

Passing time with the boys of summer

Baseball, America’s pastime, is like many of the activities we love, our phones are right there with us. Checking stats, sharing photos, navigating the subway, or finding food—mobile phones have become our trusted leadoff batter. With so many people grabbing their mitt, cap, and Cracker Jacks, we thought it would be fun to show off why Windows Phone is your slugger for an evening at the park.


John and Steve from the lifestyle blog The Roosevelt’s are on a hardball quest, visiting some of the most iconic parks in the U.S. and checking items off their ultimate baseball bucket list. Windows Phone has served as their trusted companion on the journey so far in visits to New York, Boston, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Anaheim. All along the way they have been sharing their favorite apps and features of Windows Phone, taking some killer photos and video, connecting with fans online, and meeting some great people. Make sure to shout at the guys on Twitter @rsvlts with your bucket list items using the #wpbaseball hashtag for the remaining stops on the tour.

For example, here is how to kayak McCovey cove in San Francisco!

Up here at Safeco Field in Seattle, I would suggest closing the roof over the field, taking a photo at the memorial to announcer Dave Niehaus, getting Ichiro to wave at you from right field, and eating sushi at your seat.

Let’s take a look at some of the places and faces they have seen so far!

Kicking it off at the Microsoft Store in New Jersey


Citi Field home of the Mets


Dropping into Yankee Stadium


The Green Monster, Pesky Pole and more, it’s Fenway!

Be sure to check out their collection of panorama shots taken using the built-in panorama mode on the HTC TITAN II and their 25 road trip tips from the pros. For those of you who own a TITAN II, it’s no surprise that its 16MP camera takes amazing photos; but for those who don’t, check out the panorama madness! And for all the Nokia Lumia owners, a recent addition to Nokia Marketplace is the Nokia Creative Studio app, which adds the panorama function to the camera app, as well as a really cool new Group Shot mode.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for photo and video updates from San Francisco and Los Angeles. Then the guys hit Arlington, TX, the All Star game in Kansas City, and of course Seattle!