10-29-2013 07:56 PM
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  1. ncxcstud's Avatar
    Anyone else experiencing....

    "An initialization error has occurred. Please verify phone date and try again." error with At Bat 13? Just started popping up tonight... I've uninstalled/reinstalled it, turned phone off, cleared my 'other' storage with the Storage Check app from Nokia... still getting it...

    Won't let me enter the app at all.
    08-30-2013 08:59 PM
  2. Andr3sfc's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue.
    08-30-2013 09:01 PM
  3. AndyD33's Avatar
    Manually set the clock on your phone back one hour. It should solve the problem short term. (weird, I know)
    08-30-2013 09:41 PM
  4. ncxcstud's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice, but that didn't solve it... :/
    08-30-2013 09:57 PM
  5. jinfluence's Avatar
    I changed the date to yesterday (8/29) and it worked.
    08-30-2013 10:48 PM
  6. AndyD33's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice, but that didn't solve it... :/
    Well, try messing with the date/time and see if you can find a winning combination I guess. :P

    I changed the date to yesterday (8/29) and it worked.
    Weird. Apparently different people have different date problems. Out of curiosity, what time zone are you in? (ET here)
    08-30-2013 10:55 PM
  7. jinfluence's Avatar
    Pacific time zone here. Tried changing the hours first - tried 1, 2, and 3 hours earlier and it didn't work. So, I tried the date and worked like a charm. I've since changed the date back and its broken again. Hope they fix it soon - but I'll just try to remember that 8/29 works for me so far.
    08-30-2013 11:35 PM
  8. Matt Sharp's Avatar
    I'm experiencing the same problem. I will try tinkering with my date/time. Hopefully they fix it quickly.

    Edit: Rolling the date back one day to 8/30 has fixed the issue, however tenuously, for the time being. Thanks for the suggestion.
    Last edited by Matt Sharp; 08-31-2013 at 01:18 AM.
    08-31-2013 01:04 AM
  9. generaldusty's Avatar
    Setting the date back one day worked for me as well. Not sure if it's a time zone issue, but if it is it might help someone to know I'm in Europe.
    08-31-2013 07:20 AM
  10. ncxcstud's Avatar
    Setting the date back 1 day helped me as well. I'm in the Eastern Time Zone (Michigan to be exact).

    A crude workaround but definitely not ideal... Not sure what 'broke' as I don't believe there has been an update recently...
    08-31-2013 07:27 AM
  11. tgp's Avatar
    A crude workaround but definitely not ideal... Not sure what 'broke' as I don't believe there has been an update recently...
    Probably MLB trying to screw WP users. Or Google's doing it.
    08-31-2013 07:43 AM
  12. aximtreo's Avatar
    Having the same problem. I'm in Arizona, a time zone of our own since we don't jump or fall time wise. Must be a systemic problem with the program.
    08-31-2013 08:56 AM
  13. WP8fan's Avatar
    Probably MLB trying to screw WP users. Or Google's doing it.
    Google is doing it!!

    I noticed it this morning. I'm not changing the time on my phone... they should have to fix the app.
    08-31-2013 03:34 PM
  14. tgp's Avatar
    I noticed it this morning. I'm not changing the time on my phone... they should have to fix the app.
    Yes they should have to fix the app, but who is "they?" As far as I know the app didn't receive an update, so it shouldn't be MLB. But then, I doubt whether the WP OS changed dates and/or time any different than it did before, so it shouldn't be Microsoft. So what broke?

    Today we spent a few hours on the road, and my son wanted to watch baseball. He opened the app and got the error message. Thanks to the info from this thread, I knew enough to set the date to yesterday. The app worked perfectly.
    08-31-2013 03:44 PM
  15. WP8fan's Avatar
    Yes they should have to fix the app, but who is "they?" As far as I know the app didn't receive an update, so it shouldn't be MLB. But then, I doubt whether the WP OS changed dates and/or time any different than it did before, so it shouldn't be Microsoft. So what broke?
    I would think the problem is on the app host-side.
    08-31-2013 03:55 PM
  16. nijpep's Avatar
    I have a Nokia Lumia 920 with the latest Amber update Installed.

    When I try to open the MLB At Bat app I get the following message:

    An initialization error has occurred. Please verify phone date and try again.

    I have tried all the following:

    - reset my phone
    - re-installing the app
    - reset my date & time settings, although is and was set at automatic so can't imagine anything would be wrong there.

    Does anybody else have this problem? If so were you able to fix it?

    Thank you for your help.
    09-01-2013 05:24 AM
  17. Askuderian's Avatar
    It's not your fault - if you look into the comments in the US windows phone 8 shop, it's full of complains that the App stopped working starting September 1. I guess the messed up the limited time for free offer.
    Just hope they going to fix it quickly, it's already September ...
    nijpep likes this.
    09-01-2013 07:05 AM
  18. ncxcstud's Avatar
    The only 'fix' at the moment is to set your date back manually one day...
    nijpep likes this.
    09-01-2013 07:14 AM
  19. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Yea, it's a app problem, not a phone problem, look over the feedback in the store, you see tons of people with the same issue... Go into the app on the store, report to Microsoft, select a performance problem.

    If MS gets a bunch of these, they will check it out and this issue could get resolved sooner...

    I use this app all the time, so I need it fixed like yesterday (btw, Diehard Red Sox fan)
    WP8fan likes this.
    09-01-2013 12:34 PM
  20. Todd Dame's Avatar
    I just reported this as well. Everybody report this. Embarrassed having to ask to use my daughters #phone becasue my phone won't initialize!
    WP8fan likes this.
    09-01-2013 05:16 PM
  21. tgp's Avatar
    Yea, it's a app problem, not a phone problem, look over the feedback in the store, you see tons of people with the same issue... Go into the app on the store, report to Microsoft, select a performance problem.
    I agree it's not a phone problem, in that it's not specific to a certain phone. But it could be an OS problem.

    I use this app all the time, so I need it fixed like yesterday
    Yeah me too. Live video is actually broken in Android right now if your device received the 4.3 update. For the first time my WP could do something that my Android couldn't! I'm surprised MLB hasn't fixed the problem yet. The changing the date trick works on my 520. And I have an iPhone 5. And I have an Android tablet that doesn't have 4.3.

    (btw, Diehard Red Sox fan)
    I'm a Red Sox fan too, but I wouldn't call myself diehard. I live in Pennsylvania so I'm not local. I'm very excited to be going to the Red Sox - Yankees game on September 14. Fenway Park, especially when the Yankees are in town, was on my bucket list. Finally worked out!
    DavidinCT likes this.
    09-01-2013 06:28 PM
  22. Andr3sfc's Avatar
    I use this app all the time, so I need it fixed like yesterday (btw, Diehard Red Sox fan)
    I'm a Red Sox fan too, but I wouldn't call myself diehard. I live in Pennsylvania so I'm not local. I'm very excited to be going to the Red Sox - Yankees game on September 14. Fenway Park, especially when the Yankees are in town, was on my bucket list. Finally worked out!
    Another Red Sox fan here, down from Brazil.
    DavidinCT likes this.
    09-01-2013 08:43 PM
  23. tgp's Avatar
    Another Red Sox fan here, down from Brazil.
    So I am local compared to you!
    09-01-2013 08:44 PM
  24. Andr3sfc's Avatar
    So I am local compared to you!
    I guess that's about right.
    09-01-2013 09:56 PM
  25. Andr3sfc's Avatar
    Well, lads, it seems like the app went back to normal.
    DavidinCT likes this.
    09-02-2013 01:18 AM
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