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!