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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #150: August 09, 2012, 08:52:06 PM »
FP on the pitcher hitting...there's switch hitters and there's switch batters. You can stand and pretend to hit.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #151: August 09, 2012, 08:52:15 PM »
It's all about TV and if you had to invent a sport for TV, it would be football. There's even a 30 second break between plays so you can replay.



amazing they can squeeze so much entertainment out of about 11 minutes of action per game.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704281204575002852055561406.html

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #152: August 09, 2012, 08:52:27 PM »
No offense to young folks, especially not those here, but I think the plethora of technology entertainment options and endless programming choices support short attention spans.

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I get into this with some of the young guys at work.   I tell 'em, "You'll sit there and watch football game that si 21-7 with 11 minutes of real action in 3 hours.    But you think a 3 hour baselball game that ends 3-1 is boring."

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #153: August 09, 2012, 08:52:43 PM »
Watching football on tv is crap:

The quarterback throws the ball and you have zero idea what's going on down the field. Cheap thrills for adrenaline junkies.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #154: August 09, 2012, 08:53:07 PM »
I find it hard to blame the people. MLB abandoned this area and let baseball decline. It seems like places with long standing teams do a lot better across all the age ranges.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #155: August 09, 2012, 08:53:07 PM »
I can't believe kids will wait through the NFL's incessantly lengthy commercial breaks.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #156: August 09, 2012, 08:53:35 PM »
Wow, nice fastball.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #157: August 09, 2012, 08:53:38 PM »
No offense to young folks, especially not those here, but I think the plethora of technology entertainment options and endless programming choices support short attention spans.

 :old:

Yeah, I agree, to the point that I was ready to type out a coladar-esque post about younger people, but this isn't really the place for that.

It's all about TV and if you had to invent a sport for TV, it would be football. There's even a 30 second break between plays so you can replay.

Basketball is better on TV unless you can get very close seats. And who can afford those.

Baseball on the other hand is better in person, IMO.

And so is hockey.

This is true.  Baseball and hockey in person gives you a much better idea of all that's going on in the game.

But I do love watching on TV these days when you can see stuff like pitchtrax. :mg:

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #158: August 09, 2012, 08:53:41 PM »
amazing they can squeeze so much entertainment out of about 11 minutes of action per game.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704281204575002852055561406.html



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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #159: August 09, 2012, 08:53:54 PM »
JZimm reminds of David Cone, who came up on the DJ Mets. Anyone remember him.

JZ even looks like him a bit.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #160: August 09, 2012, 08:54:26 PM »
Dammit, MASN

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #161: August 09, 2012, 08:54:32 PM »
WTF?

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #162: August 09, 2012, 08:54:37 PM »
Come on MASN, you're better than that.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #163: August 09, 2012, 08:54:43 PM »
That was dirty

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #164: August 09, 2012, 08:54:52 PM »
Fios is freaking out.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #165: August 09, 2012, 08:55:06 PM »
I'm having technical difficulties here, anyone else also?

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #166: August 09, 2012, 08:55:19 PM »
well JZimm just had his most dominant inning of his career.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #167: August 09, 2012, 08:55:20 PM »
I'm having technical difficulties here, anyone else also?

Yep, looks okay now though

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #168: August 09, 2012, 08:55:22 PM »
JZimm reminds of David Cone, who came up on the DJ Mets. Anyone remember him.

JZ even looks like him a bit.

Was on the tail end of his career, and still pitched remarkably, around when I started watching baseball (late 90's).

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #169: August 09, 2012, 08:55:25 PM »
i remember a nats cubs game a year or two ago where the broadcast was like that for 2-3 innings

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #170: August 09, 2012, 08:55:41 PM »
Yeah, I agree, to the point that I was ready to type out a coladar-esque post about younger people, but this isn't really the place for that.

This is true.  Baseball and hockey in person gives you a much better idea of all that's going on in the game.

But I do love watching on TV these days when you can see stuff like pitchtrax. :mg:

Guy next to me last week at the Nats game had an IPad with all kinds of pitch tracking going on. My wife just kept laughing at him every time she looked over there. I, of course, was very fascinated.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #171: August 09, 2012, 08:55:44 PM »
well JZimm just had his most dominant inning of his career.

And we missed part of it thanks to MASN. :hang:

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #172: August 09, 2012, 08:56:18 PM »
Yep, looks okay now though

Yeah, they got the commercials working fine.    :?


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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #173: August 09, 2012, 08:56:21 PM »
I'm having technical difficulties here, anyone else also?

MASN = PEPCO

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 4
« Reply #174: August 09, 2012, 08:56:28 PM »
And we missed part of it thanks to MASN. :hang:

Not the first time, either.  Bet that's never happened during an Orioles broadcast.  Just sayin'...