Today's featured comment
Today's featured comment is coming to you a little early because I slept a little late and am stalling for time to put up another scintillating post. This is from Jeff from Roch-ville, who apparently doesn't realize that Roch is now in Birdland:
Jeff's take: Geez Louise Pete, it was a freakin' circus last night for those of us who just wanted to watch a ball game! Having to listen to the ESPN call the game (which they somehow managed to do in between talking about history, Yogi Berra, etc etc) was just torturous.
Yes, there was a huge amount of history in Yankee Stadium and it was a great event, but the game was totally overshadowed by the ceremony pomp, circumstance etc. OK, so neither team is really in contention (unless the Yankees in a frenzy of excitement and enthusiasm go on a streak-which admittedly could happen), but it still counts for stats, for next year and just out of respect for the game.
But whatcha' gonna do Peter? It was what it was. Waters did a fair job in the beginning and we got shut down as usual. I guess the only consolation I can take is that, as a Verizon FIOS subscriber down here in Montgomery County, I FINALLY GOT TO WATCH THE ORIOLES IN TRUE H-D! Seems that Verizon FIOS doesn't deem baseball important enough to give the MASN HD broadcasts an HD channel forcing us to watch it on 67 in Standard Definition or on "FIOS-1" in F-D (Fuzzy Definition). Both stink especially when you still see the little "MASN HD" logo in the corner. At least when ESPN broadcast it, it was true H-D thus justifying my new TV.
Onwards to see what we can do to the Rays or how they can do it to us...then Toronto and blessedly this season will be put to bed. What do you think?
Pete's reply: I totally agree that it's frustrating to watch a non-HD broadcast on an HD set. Better to go upstairs and watch it on your old TV in your kid's room. I don't agree about the Yankee Stadium tribute. Whatever you think of the Yankees, that stadium has featured a ton of history and some of it Baltimore-related. Even the greatest-living-players tribute was stolen from the final day at Memorial Stadium, so we have that going for us. I liked all the history stuff and thought the game should be an afterthought. Now that I think about it, was there an Orioles game last night?