Brendan Reilly co-founded EON Sports VR and called virtual reality a “multi-headed monster.” It works exactly like a video game. Users can be anywhere in the world, insert their smart phone into a headset and step into a virtual batting cage to take cuts against the likes of Clayton Kershaw or Madison Bumgarner.

“When it’s September, we don’t need to kill our bodies,” Reilly explained. “There might be a better way we can still get the benefit on the field and focus on the outputs of our actions, yet we won’t have to go through the same rigorous body breakdown and teardown.”

Batters take their hacks in the cage or during live batting practice, but it’s difficult to simulate the conditions of a game and the nuances of an opponent in those instances. That’s where VR hopes to come in.

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