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
> > 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
> 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
> 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
> 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.
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