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Monday, August 08, 2005

Watching Red Sox-Rangers @ Home

A few weeks ago, I was listening to the fading WTIC 1080-Hartford Signal, & heard Joe & Jerry on the radio, here in Queens. I used my imagination, listening to Castig & Trup, paint the word pictures for me. It was old-fashioned but fun, like when I was a kid, pulling in Ken Coleman & Ned Martin, via 1080, or via WBAL-Baltimore, for Orioles Games, listening to Bill O'Donnell & Chuck Thompson(Bill's a Native of The Bronx, which hit me between the eyes). Often, I used to listen to WCAU 1210-Philly, for Harry Kalas, Gene Elston, & Rich Ashburn. In 1980, '81 & '82, a nice, southern guy, just retired from catching, painted vivid radio pictures, with his delivery of games. He, later, switched to TV, & was in demand from NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN, & now, FOX, where people have put up websites, asking this guy to STFU. This guy is known as "Master of The Obvious."

When TV 1st came out, screens were only a few inches wide. Tonight, I had that experience, watching Red Sox-Rangers, online, on my G3 iBook. Using Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X, I viewed the NESN feed, as if I had one of those early TV sets.

The difference between those people with the old tv sets, & me, was that I was using a High Speed Internet connection, via Time Warner Cable.

I use the EXCELLENT Mozilla FireFox 1.7.8 browser, & it works well with Windows Media Player 9. NESN, though a small image, was coming in sharp & I watched as Don Orsillo, & The RemDawg, gave me the report of the Game, which I enjoyed, a lot. Now, I can sit at home & watch NESN, w/out having to head to a pub, to watch the game. Yes, I did watch Marty's USRV Commercials, tonight, with High Speed Online. The ad is just as corny, & Marty looks like one of the characters, from "Welcome Back, Kotter", one Arnold Horschak, only 30 years older.

When I bought my 1st computer, a Brother GEOBook, in 1998, I dreamed of watching video, online, one day. Windows 95, 98SE, & Macintosh' OS 9 & OS X, allowed me to experience video.

My Geobook, after 7 Years? It's still working. Not fancy/but still good for text crunching & faxing documents. It still works well.

Wow! I watched a game on a really small screen, like those people did, in the Late 1940s'/Early '50s'. T'was fun!

2 Comments:

Blogger Jere said...

Thanks for once again talking Red Sox on radio. It's a shame how many of the fans of today have no idea who Ken Coleman is.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Jere, I can remember listening to Coleman & Martin, as TIC Hartford broadcast the Red SOX, even in the daytime. Now I have to wait until the evening or Weekends, hence my watching of NESN, online.
On the Weekend of the Cubs Series, Red Sox stations in CT, stayed with their talk shows.
That SUCKS!

1:36 PM  

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