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Old 10-08-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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...and please get rid of TNT games, Ernie Johnson is a horrible announcer. TBS is great with my Brewers TV guy Brian Anderson.
Johnson is a longtime Braves announcer and is unhappy announcing any other games.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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ESPN Radio is streaming all the games free, but they're all subject to blackout in some areas. No blackouts here in Tennessee yet.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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I've always refused to spend any money on cable TV's sports packages. IMO there's enough sports on TV to keep me happy, and I won't contribute any more to the greed than I already do.

My gripe on TV baseball is the camera angles; all we seem to get are close-ups of faces and dorks spitting. I wish they'd mix up the shots, they have enough cameras spread around to do so.

I've seen some shots from the stands directly behind the plate (where the HIGH price seats are) but I've never seen the full sequence of play from that vantage point. It would be nice to see a few full plays from that point or other cameras, more like we'd see if we were sitting in the stands. They seem to think that closeups are the only thing we want.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Just on principle (BSOCRU), I have been conducting my own "baseball" protest and while I will watch the games being played, I will refrain from watching the actual "baseball" whenever possible. I can usually accomoplish this pretty effectively by holding my finger up at arms length and can react quicker that when I try to move my finger across the face of the TV screen.

Baseball Stitchers of Costa Rica Unite!

Go El Tigres!
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I've seen some shots from the stands directly behind the plate (where the HIGH price seats are) but I've never seen the full sequence of play from that vantage point. It would be nice to see a few full plays from that point or other cameras, more like we'd see if we were sitting in the stands. They seem to think that closeups are the only thing we want.
In the days before high-resolution lenses, all games were shot from behind the plate when the pitch was delivered, and in the black-and-white days, they usually had only about three cameras. I like it a lot better from there.

I'm getting fed up with the field mike sounds, the loud whoosh of every pitch crossing the plate and the loud pop of the mitt and the thump of runners foot being picked up by a mike buried under the base. Sometimes they have those turned up so loud, the AGC compresses the announcers and it takes a couple seconds for their voices to work their way back up.

The sounds around home plate are particularly annoying in the Blue Jays telecasts. For several years, I think Tampa Bay made an effort to hang the crowd mike right over the loudest most obnoxious drunk. For a few years, the Braves had a mike aimed at some coach or somebody who was yelling encouraging jock-talk like "C'mon, Bobby" between every pitch.

I won't even get into the announcers talking for a whole inning with the promoters of golf tournaments and the like, while the game on the field is being ignored. Or the bottom of the 7th chat in Wrigley with whatever stand-up comic did the stretch song.

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