You watched live out-of-market games over your computer with an upgraded Flash video player that showed the action in HD quality and gave you a DVR functionality that let you pause and rewind the broadcast to any previous point. If you had a subscription, you even got to use your MLB.com At Bat 2009 app to watch games live over an iPhone or iPod Touch.
It was an amazing season not only for what happened on the field, but also for how fans consumed the live experience through technology. Now that a new year and a new season approaches, it is a good time to take another look back at the viewing experience we grew to love and the games we simply have to see again.
For a $19.95 subscription to the MLB.TV Offseason Package, you can have access right now to every matchup that came and went in 2009. That includes every postseason game through the Nov. 4 World Series Game 6 clincher by the Yankees over the Phillies. The MLB.TV 2009 Games Archive now breaks it all down by top-five games for every club as recommended viewing, or you can filter your search by home/away, wins-only or wins/losses, or by month/postseason.
The MLB.TV Offseason Package also will allow you to see up to 100 select 2010 Spring Training games -- so it's not only about the past but also about the future.
More than a million fans have subscribed to MLB.TV since its trailblazing introduction in 2003, and every year it has been developed in step with advancements in technology. Last spring marked the biggest such advancement to date, and marrying it with MLB.com's acclaimed mobile app pushed a new envelope. Soon enough, it will be time for pitchers and catchers to report to Spring Training -- and another launch of MLB.TV.
For now, enjoy another look at the 2009 season in a way that so symbolized a decade of baseball fans and their tech toys.
Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.