Major League Baseball has experimented with broadcasts in recent years - mic'ing up players, broadcasting from the bleachers, etc. - in an attempt to give fans more access and build more interest for the broadcast (something the league could do a better job of, for sure).
One thing that they should definitely consider adding this season is a catcher cam. The Detroit Tigers tweeted out a video from their summer camp yesterday that featured video captured from a camera strapped to the catcher. It gives an immersive view into the action, and would be a great addition to a television broadcast.
Imagine having this view of key moments throughout a ballgame. Home runs, called strike threes and defensive plays down the baselines would be exciting to watch from this vantage point.
The Marlins got on board with something similar, strapping a camera to their umpire, but I think I'm a bigger fan of the catcher cam.
In a season where there likely won't be any fans at the games, MLB could sure use any new and creative ideas they can come up with to build interest and get fans' attention. Even if they don't use this for actual broadcasts, it's something they should consider for some fire social media content.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.