The cherry blossoms are blooming, the birds are chirping, the sun is out, and searches for Derek Jeter have tripled since last week. That’s right sports fans. Baseball season is in full swing and fans are taking to the Internet to get their fantasy baseball fix and to find their favorite players’ stats and team standings. Mid-April for our team means it’s time to fine-tune our Instant Answer for baseball to ensure baseball fans have all the stats they want at their fingertips.
Simply type in a team’s name or specific player and you get the latest scores, schedule and stats along with recent news to stay on top of late breaking updates in baseball, like Melky Cabrera’s walk off homerun in the 14th inning against Oakland this week.
Looks like our local Seattle Mariners are off to a great start this year. First in the American League West!
You can also type in “baseball” + date to get the latest scores and schedules on that date.
We first talked about our Instant Answer feature back in October which we developed to help simplify key search tasks. As always we welcome feedback on this or any Instant Answer.
Theo Vachovsky, Instant Answers Product Manager, Live Search