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Friday, July 06, 2007

All Star Game Voting-How Far We've Come-Tech-Wise, The 800th Posting

It was 1967 in Anaheim, when I started to really follow this Game. It was a LOW Scoring Game. It was also when an NL Pitcher, later NL Rookie of The Year in 1967 got the Save. This Year, in addition to "The Impossible Dream Red Sox", is also the 40th Anniversary of The 1st Season of One George Thomas Seaver:

Voting was done by The Players & Pitchers chosen by The Managers, who were Walter Alston(Dodgers) & Hank Bauer(Orioles);

NBC covered this on Radio & Television. Canada's CBC carried the NBC Feed on Radio & Television in English, while the NBC Video was supplied to the CBC French Network & a separate crew handled the Radio in French. For Latin America, Buck Canal, was commentator. This game was seen via Satellite on the American Forces Radio & TV Service, Commercial-Free & heard on Shortwave;

It was in 1970 that the fans were choosing the players, by voting via punch card @ MLB Parks. Voting for old favorites was common, even if the guy didn't warrant it;

It was in the '90s, when the Web was coming to be in The Mid To Late '90s & votes were sent by computer & still the Ballpark Punch Card was there;

With The Mobile Phone Revolution, earlier in this century, people voted for stars from their phones by SMS or Text Message;

This Year's All Star Game's Final Roster Selections, were made by computer & mobile Phone. #36197 was used to send votes for Pitchers;

I had A5(Okajima) & N4(Young) loaded on my mobile. All I had to do was hit the Re-send feature. Over 1M votes were done this way;

Now, if only FOX Sports Gave us a way to text them, in the event(Most-Likely) that Tim Mc Carver, makes one of his REALLY-IDIOTIC Comments, like "If Flatulence is a sign of something IMMINENT, One Had Better Run To 2nd Base", or something like that(ESPECIALLY IF DEREK JETER IS ON BASE), FOX Sports would really be doing a Public Service(While AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, Sprint PCS, All Tel, US Cellular & T-Mobile, would find ways to keep up with the demand);

Things have changed a lot, since 1967 & the 1st Post in June, 2005. Now, if only The RC Archdiocese of Boston, was to allow a vote-poll on the Generous Use of The Latin Mass, via Text Message, to XXXVICXCVII;

Pax Vobiscum;

Michael

9 Comments:

Blogger KAYLEE said...

CONGRATS ON #800..I am tired:)

10:44 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

I'm Tired too, Kaylee:

Thanks

3:00 AM  
Anonymous the blue state blogger said...

Good idea. We could text them everytime one of those goons says "you can't teach that!" or "the pitcher is helping his own cause" or "a walk is as good as a home run."

I usually listen with the sound down when it's a FOX or ESPN game.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

"A Walk Is As Good As A Home Run" was actually uttered by Tim Mc Carver, Lisa:

His memorable comment that "The last time the Giants had a man on Base, was Youkilis in the 4th Inning", almost caused me to p-- myself silly;

Then, again, Tim is "The Master of The Obviously-Idiotic";

Mike

11:18 AM  
Blogger Peter N said...

Okie Doke....and so happy for your number 800...wow!!!!!

7:47 AM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Peter? I've blogged for a little over 2 years, now. While primarily a Red Sox blog, my biggest thrill was when this site was linked from Boston.com, as a reference point, in relation to a decision by Pope Benedict XVI, called a "Motu Proprio", allowing any Latin Rite Catholic Priest to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass. I was moved by that.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

A "Motu Proprio", will be issued, ordering Manny & Papi, to hit with a lot more power. LOL!

8:39 PM  
Blogger laura said...

Wow, 800! All of them great :) You know I especially love the McCarver mentions, he's just so fun to talk about.

8:59 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Laura?

Glad to mention Tim here a lot;

He might talk about a "Motu Proprio" ordering him to shut up;

Lol;

Mike

11:47 PM  

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