Get current season status

Issue No. 196

Type

Improvement

Status

Open

Reported By

Josh Renaud

Component

API

Votes

0

Created

1/Jan/15 2:09 PM EST

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Description

Here's an idea. It would be useful if there were some way to know what the requested date's season_status is. For example, if I requested /events.json?date=20140101&sport=mlb, I basically just get back empty JSON: {"events_date":"2014-01-01T00:00:00-05:00","event":[]} From this data, I can't tell whether this date falls within a regular (or post) season and it's just an off day -- or if the date is during the offseason. Perhaps it could return something like: {"events_date":"2014-01-01T00:00:00-05:00","event":[], "season_type": "OFF"} or {"events_date":"2014-01-01T00:00:00-05:00","event":[], "season_type": null }

Comments

1. Erik Berg 1/Jan/2015 at 4:59 PM EST

That is a good addition, season_type should be in the response.

2. Erik Berg 5/Jan/2015 at 6:51 AM EST

I looked into this, but there are a couple of problems incorporating it into the existing Events method. One, since the API method is not sport specific, the "season_type" could have different values for MLB and NBA (and NFL and other future sports). Second, MLB has scheduled regular season games simultaneously with preseason games in the past. Am planning to add new methods to return data similar to what is displayed at /nba/scores and /mlb/scores. It may be easier to add a "season_type" field to these methods, although would still have to think about a way to solve MLB's mixing of regular and preseason games...