I’ve had it, MLB please come to your senses and get rid of these stiffs. How many ways can you screw up an All Star game?
FOX To Canada: Drop Dead For at least the third year that I’ve noticed, Fox has chosen to go to commercial during the playing of the Canadian anthem. The British anthem was a fitting tribute to our British friends, but Canada actually had a team represented plus a player. Apparently Canadians are good enough to die by US friendly fire in Afghanistan, but not good enough to forfeit 90 seconds of commercial revenue. This is particularly rude since the game was played in the only border city in MLB.
Gimme that mike Why does FOX feel the need to have Jack Buck do the player introductions? Comerica Park has a PA announcer, why step on his toes?
Gimme that advertising board For big games, FOX likes to hijack the ad behind the batter for its own use. You can tell this when replays show a green screen back there.
First pitch, who cares? Was there a ceremonial first pitch thrown last night? Who threw it? Beats me. I would have liked to have seen Al Kaline do it, but apparently this would have been too much to ask to see on television.
Whoops, guess we got back late Twice that I recalled last night, FOX missed the first pitch of an inning on commercial break.
This Time it Counts FOX has tried in vain for years to find a player who gives a rip about the effect this game has on the home field World Series advantage. They’re still looking. The gimmick sucks, nobody cares about it, nobody watches because of it, and it really isn’t fair that the NL pennant winner has to suffer due to shortcomings of the stars of lesser teams in this game.
Irritating Graphics I guess we’re too dumb to figure out who scored or made an out without the logo for the team flashing. To be fair, they’re just as irritating with the same graphic in football.
Scooter The illegitimate son of Peter Puck needs to go out to pasture.
Reggie, Reggie, Reggie Yes, that was a great home run in 1971. In fact, I was in Tiger Stadium that night and nearly got Clemente’s homerun ball in the upper deck in center. But how many times did we need to see it? Shades of Franz Klammer and his downhill run.
Diamond Cam You know what, FOX? I don’t really care what the view of a myopic earthworm in front of the pitcher’s mound is. The view sucks, it doesn’t show anything new, find another use for that toy.
Tim McCarver Need I say more?