Saturday, 17 April 2004

Notes from an international baseball fan

Signed up with MLB.tv to watch the baseball games. The connection's good with my cable connection, not as good with my DSL one, but hell - the ability to watch my beloved Sox destroy the Yankees, even when I'm 12 time zones ahead is amazing. That's literally half the world away...

The only drawback is that I had to watch that stupid Scooter thing that Fox dreamt up. It's supposed to explain baseball terms to kids. The blogosphere has rightly been on Fox's ass for dreaming up this idea, particularly for explaining a fastball at 10.45pm EST, where kids are usually off to bed. Let me tell you, I watched it at 11.45am and it was still the most annoying thing. And this is from someone who reveres Spongebob Squarepants. And Tim Wakefield's fastball is really not the fastball you want to show kids... his fastball's slower than Pedro's changeup.

Oh, about MLB.tv - their tech support is good, but I hated the fact that I had to call the US to get a cookie to verify my geographical location because their address verification program wouldn't recognise that my Singaporean credit card was, well, Singaporean. Annoying.



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