MLB dugouts to have cellphones

Updated: January 8, 2013, 8:43 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN

Phone calls between the dugout and bullpen will be made using cellphones this season as part of T-Mobile becoming the official wireless partner of Major League Baseball.

"Everyone wanted to make this deal happen," said Tim Brosnan, MLB's executive vice president of business. "It just took a while to get here."

T-Mobile built the new On-Field Communication System, which is encrypted and won't be compromised by the in-stadium wireless used by fans. The communication system uses geofencing, ...

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