Managing editor of The Outside Corner and Chop N Change, contributing author at Awful Announcing, beer nerd.
@morganwick that list didn't have TWC SportsNet on it, which I found the info for elsewhere.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/sportsnet-la-may-help-kill-a-potential-comcast-time-warner-merger.html
@Gossamer was going to edit this into the article, but I was busy yesterday and couldn't get to this until later...
DVRed the Ravens preseason game on Saturday. Watched it in a brisk 50 minutes - turned it on at the beginning of halftime of Tottenham-QPR, and was done watching before that match was over.
4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/is-the-length-of-nfl-games-ever-going-to-become-an-issue.html
@gloccamorra and if that happens, I'll gladly recant. Lord knows we've seen votes of confidence go by the wayside before.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner
@Boxingnut4324 long story short, the Nationals had an option to renegotiate their contract with the Orioles/MASN, they exercised it, an independent jury agreed with them, the Orioles/MASN ignored them and all hell is breaking loose.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/is-mlb-commissioner-elect-rob-manfred-going-to-solve-all-of-our-media-problems.html
@cmasia RSNs have threatened to sue MLB and pay teams less if their territories are shrunk. This isn't a simple "flip the switch" situation.
@jpk0721 well, he can't do anything about it now, because he doesn't take office until January.
But I agree that the rule hasn't been applied well. The intent behind it was great, but the application has been a complete and utter disaster.
@ReyHenry to be totally honest, I didn't even consider him because he's been on BTN for years, and I'm one of the few that actually watches those awful 48-46 Big Ten hoops games.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-biggest-breakout-stars-of-fox-sports-1s-first-year.html
@34inXXIII oh don't worry, we have a post coming with screengrab snafus later today
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-production-of-the-2014-home-run-derby-falls-well-short-of-expectations.html
@Gossamer it's an opinion. I've liked Enberg's work from what I've watched this year. Also, AA readers put the Padres broadcasters solidly in the middle of the pack in our announcer rankings earlier this spring.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
@SportsnetNONE no - US only
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-network-just-finished-up-their-most-watched-quarter-ever.html
@CUbsfan Nope. The column is done - I think we've reached a point where controversy is boiled down to one or two calls per week, and we'll tackle them on their own.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner/2014-articles/the-most-exciting-walk-offs-for-the-week-ending-june-22nd.html
@Pat_Pending This is a great point - and with the advent of national TV, Extra Innings, MLB.tv, you're not getting exposed to these guys only once a year. This isn't the 60s, where a Yankees fan has one chance to see Hank Aaron before the playoffs.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/will-2014s-all-star-game-be-the-least-watched-of-all-time.html
@CUbsfan it's good now...somehow, the HTML for each video got changed to the same wrong code. Talk about an 8 AM headache
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner/2014-articles/this-week-in-replay-reviews-may-21st-edition.html
@CUbsfan I have no idea...
@JamJamJam The apparent logic (keep in mind, the word "apparent") is because they use the team name in the subtitle (IE, "A Chicago Cubs podcast")
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
@bbliksteen8 I was looking for what teams Alaska and Hawaii were blacked out of, but couldn't immediately find anything. What a joke that is.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/bob-bowman-wants-to-solve-mlbs-blackout-issues-for-bud-selig.html
@CUbsfan the skin cancer probably has something to do with it
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rate-the-local-mlb-announcers-nl-east.html
@CUbsfan As far as I know. He wasn't mentioned in the press release Fox Sports South sent out in March.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rate-the-local-mlb-announcers-nl-east.html
@CUbsfan Because that's what his contract calls for.
@CUbsfan Lowe filled in at times last year when Remy was on his sabbatical. Not sure if Lyons will do that too or not, season is still young.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rate-the-local-mlb-announcers-al-east.html
@CUbsfan Lyons joined this year. Lowe joined last years.
@burningriverbaseball I don't think it's an "official" rule, but the Phillies generally have the same policy - they have a "Wall of Fame" to honor the lesser players, while the elite guys (Schmidt, Carlton, etc) get their number retired. The Braves do it with HOFers and future HOFers...and Dale Murphy.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner/2014-articles/how-should-astros-solve-retired-number-dilemma.html
8 months, 1 week ago on 2014's worst Baseball Hall of Fame ballots
@WilliamAllenBethea Houston is absolutely not moving into a new ballpark, and the goal has never been to "win now".
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Do the Tampa Bay Rays need to trade David Price?
@WilliamAllenBethea none of those make any sense whatsoever for Tampa Bay. Why would the Astros even want to make that trade when Price is a free agent in two years?
@JonJoe1959 Peralta got four years and $53 million from the Cardinals and was in the same situation was Cruz.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Nelson Cruz is in an enviable position on the free agent market
@KevinNabors offended? Not in the slightest. Disrespecting a guy who gave his all to the community and organization for nearly a decade and whose last moment on the field was his ankle snapping like a twig? Yeah, this qualifies.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Chipper Jones is still bitter about the Braves turning on him in October
I was a huge fan of renting movies when I was 12-13. I was a huge pro wrestling fan, and it was impossible to find much in the way of VHS in stores - but my local Blockbuster (and Hollywood Video, for that matter) had an entire section for just wrestling.
Now, if I would ever want to watch anything like that? Just go to Youtube, and you can find whatever your heart desires. There's just an irrelevancy about renting videos when you can watch whatever you want without even putting your shoes on.
I feel the same way about buying DVDs now. Really, you want me to pay 34.99 for four discs of my favorite show...when it's on Netflix/Amazon already? Sure, on occasion you'll have a situation where the show you want disappears (hello, King of the Hill) or isn't available online for streaming (The Simpsons, Seinfeld), but those are becoming the exceptions as opposed to the rule.
10 months, 1 week ago on Farewell, Blockbuster: Is there still a place for video stores?
@CarlaJacobs it's not a ton of money, either. Low risk, moderate reward
10 months, 1 week ago on Oakland's signing of Nick Punto is very shrewd
@morganwick I read it as the second part of your statement. But hell, if a bill is that ambiguous...what chance does it have of passing?
10 months, 1 week ago on Introduced bill would eliminate sports blackouts
@Guest Who it's all studio programming, either on the same network or in the same timeslot. Or was that lost on you?
10 months, 1 week ago on Fox Sports 1's ratings aren't all doom and gloom
@Guest Who I'd really like to know what a better alternative would be without paying hundreds of dollars for a program I wouldn't use under other circumstances
@BC27 the worst thing about Pedro was his nervousness in the beginning. Once he started getting acclimated to doing this, he got better and better
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Harold Reynolds is the front runner to replace Tim McCarver on Fox
@JasonPowers Zobrist is one of those guys that absolutely thrived under Joe Maddon, yet could be a disaster under another manager who doesn't use him properly. Who knows what the Cubs will even do with their managerial job as of right now?
10 months, 3 weeks ago on 2013 Offseason Primer: Tampa Bay Rays
@burningriverbaseball I wholeheartedly agree, though I really have no idea what that cat...thing was supposed to be
10 months, 4 weeks ago on The Akron Aeros are now the Akron Rubber Ducks
@ThomasRitter or keeping it in the northeast, the SWB...Railriders. What the hell is a Railrider anyway?
11 months ago on The Tucson Padres are now the El Paso Chihuahuas
@mdscott730 "hack nobody"...sounds a lot like Mark Madden.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Dallas Latos case shows the worst of Twitter
@MisterMJ BJ Upton wasn't good at all, which is why he was a slam dunk for this list. Ike Davis had a horrendous first half, but was a MONSTER in the second half before straining his oblique. LaRoche wasn't good at all, but look at his last few years - it's looking like 2012 was the outlier, dude was never a masher worthy of $10M+ per year.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on The 2013 All-Disappointment Team
@StevenKeys Uggla's 33. Cabrera didn't turn 29 until August. Don't think either is really completely over the hill quite yet. Konerko I'll give you as a guy who is past his prime, but he played well last year. It wasn't a gradual decline like we've seen from Helton, that's for sure.
Hamilton's year was rough, don't get me wrong. But he *did* get a hell of a lot better in the second half. Dunn was horrendously bad in 2011, so a 34 homer season to me isn't that awful. I think Reyes played really well, but missed a 70 game chunk...and it wasn't with one of his usual garbage "wear and tear" injuries, it was a freak incident.
@LeFache Worst year of his career, no doubt. But dude still threw 211 innings and had a lower ERA than Phil Hughes. You could do worse.
@jimboh he's thick-headed, ignorant, resistant to change, and so on and so forth. Caray might make him seem worse than he really is.
12 months ago on TBS overhauls MLB Postseason coverage for 2013
@CUbsfan Marlins, Cubs, Astros, White Sox, Brewers, Giants, Rockies...Mets. I guess you're right and I can't count.
1 year ago on Hope for the Hopeless: New York Mets
1 year ago on Todd Blackledge doesn't think Penn State had a football culture problem
@CD24 go ahead and find me on Facebook, unless you don't want me to know your real name...which is apparently the point of posting anonymously in a comment section
@burningriverbaseball if the pitching matchup is underwhelming, I don't mention it. Notice how I also said nothing about four other games in addition to CLE-CHW
1 year ago on Dugout Digest - the crunch
thanks for proving my point
1 year ago on Speed fans are angry about Fox Sports 1 - Part II
@Livineasy that's Jay Onrait, but nice try!
1 year, 1 month ago on Fox Sports 1 and ESPN battle over who's really having more fun
@king5 good tip. Thanks. Explains a lot.
1 year, 1 month ago on Crowd Goes Wild is confusing, weird, polarizing and maybe even fun
@lajunior1968 he was pissed because Sogard successfully bunted on him twice (which is a perfectly legal baseball play, of course). So yes, he initiated it.
1 year, 1 month ago on Matt Garza goes off on Eric Sogard on Twitter
@CUbsfan he does. he has a no trade clause, and is only going to waive it to get traded to Boston or New York (or Texas, but they're not interested). Yet another peril of giving out NTCs...
1 year, 1 month ago on August waiver period trade candidates