NBC never overstuffed the between inning breaks in the 80s- but back then 
breaks were shorter too. Plus NBC preempted everything for the 
playoffs-they might show their Monday Night Movie, but that was it(and most 
Monday games in that era started at 3pm to avoid MNF.) 

On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:56:55 AM UTC-4, Jim Ellwanger wrote:
> > On Oct 14, 2016, at 8:05 AM, daniel anderson <danieland...@gmail.com 
> <javascript:>> wrote: 
> > 
> > Was thinking about it: FOX's production of the Dodgers/Nationals series 
> was really good- Kenny Albert is pretty good on baseball- and whoever did 
> the Cubs series(it wasn't Joe Buck- sinc ehe as on football) was also good 
> too. 
> Matt Vasgersian was the play-by-play announcer on the Cubs-Giants series. 
> I spent all year watching games on one of Fox's RSNs -- the Tampa Bay Rays 
> broadcasts on Fox Sports Sun -- and felt they actually did a better job 
> throughout the season than Fox is doing on these playoff games. A few 
> observations: 
> 1. Rays broadcasts had the FoxTrax pitch map on-screen for every pitch, 
> and I kind of grew to depend on it. 
> 2. The between-inning breaks are longer in the postseason than in the 
> regular season, and even still, Fox has been overstuffing them -- even 
> having to sometimes dump out of a commercial early so as not to miss the 
> first pitch of an inning. (This could be the fault of the umpires jumping 
> the gun on the in-stadium countdown clock, but I never saw this issue 
> during the regular season with the commercial load they had during the Rays 
> games.) 
> 3. I think Harold Reynolds is the new Tim McCarver -- for the most part, I 
> didn't find his comments particularly interesting or insightful (there were 
> a number of times he just restated pretty much what Kenny Albert had just 
> said), and he had issues such as mixing up Justin Turner of the Dodgers 
> with Trea Turner of the Nationals a few times. 
> -- 
> Jim Ellwanger <trai...@ellwanger.tv <javascript:>> 
> <http://www.ellwanger.tv> 

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