Potential Friday question: How would you have handled broadcasting a game where there were no fans in the building like the Orioles & White Sox faced on Wednesday?
Ten years ago I would have thought the massive loss of credibility that Brian Williams brought upon himself would doom his future in broadcast journalism. (See Dan Rather)Now, I'm pretty sure "Lyin' Brian" will be back...probably not at NBC, but somewhere. Proof (again) that as the "professional" universe expands in any field (from TV news to pro sports), the average talent level is reduced. Sad, actually.
I tweeted earlier today:Yesterday's Orioles/White Sox game marked 1st time in MLB history that players were popping their chewing gum & you could hear it echo...Not a Brian Williams take but just as relevant (kinda)...
Dan Rather is still working for HDNet.
Since tomorrow is May Day, I'm expecting the Friday Questions to be about Sam Malone.
Charley Steiner and Hawk Harrelson were complaining to each other about being able to hear each other's play by play during the game.I have the MLB.tv package for my Roku device, and on it, you have several audio options for wach game's broadcast: the regular TV feed, both English and Spanish radio, and what they call "ballpark sound" - which is just the mikes which capture the ambient sounds from the ballpark. Normally the ballpark sound is pretty awesome, with the buzz of the crowd noise, the music and just the general feeling you are at the game. Yesterday, it was AMAZING - you could hear EVERYthing - up to and including the home plate umpire clearing his indicator after an at bat.
Since tomorrow is May Day, I'm expecting the Friday Questions to be about Sam Malone.The name MayDay Malone was coined after the local stadium crowd chanted "May Day!" whenever Malone approached the pitcher's mound. Malone's pitching was so erratic the ball could fly anywhere.
For those who don't get the reference (eg. foreigners like me), Brian Williams is a news anchor who famously got caught out exaggerating his experiences in Iraq (innocently or not so innocently is still debated). And, yesterday, there was a Major League Baseball game where nobody turned up. Completely empty stands.
LouOCNY said...Charley Steiner and Hawk Harrelson were complaining to each other about being able to hear each other's play by play during the game.Hawk can be loud, but not that loud. Charley is on the Dodgers' broadcast crew and was in Los Angeles that day. You're probably thinking of Gary Thorne, who does Baltimore games on MASN and is a fine announcer -- and considering I'm a Nationals fan who despises everything Orioles from Peter Angelos on down, that's high praise indeed.(And just a thought: Had the same empty-ballpark environment occurred at a Yankees-Chisox game, I'm imagining the complaints between Harrelson and the equally odious hack John Sterling, arguably my two least favorite baseball announcers.)
Alicia Florrick is an amazing character. Awesome.Today, slow at the office, got only 6 scripts to read. And going to cottage tonight to edit my specs. Finally, some great times ahead. Writing on the dock.Remember,Keep re-re-writingand hope for good times in life and in your script
Couldn't they have bused in some Japanese tourists to watch the game?
With only a few exceptions, I typically watch one 1-hour episode at a time, but I'll watch 2, 3 or maybe even 4 episodes in a day. I'll often watch 2 or 3 episodes of a sitcom in a single sitting. Exceptions are multi-parters. I usually like to watch a 2 or 3 part episode back to back. Other exceptions are multi-part documentaries. I can usually watch 2 or 3 episodes of Ken Burns's Civil War, Baseball or Jazz back-to-back-to-back.
Not only was he there but he caught a foul ball, did the Wave on the Jumbotron and saved a kid choking on a hot dog!! Funny stuff.Janice B.
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