2003 October 17

That baseball thing

I flipped back and forth to the game last night, and have two comments: (1) I simply cannot believe how many commercials there were, in what was ostensibly a live sporting event, and (2) baseball is the most excruciating sport in the world to watch, if you make the mistake of beginning to care even a little bit about thinking maybe it's time for the Red Sox to win one. Wagner has nothing on this. I don't think there's any other sport that can summon up a cloud of Grand Operatic Doom this large, and then crank it out, second after agonizing second, for hours on end. How long did it take to get from the seventh inning to the end of the game, anyway? It's like a big rubbery Cloud of Grand Operatic Doom, and you're waiting for the thing to snap in your face and take out an eye. I don't understand how Red Sox fans can do this to themselves.

I couldn't watch. Like I say, I was just flipping back and forth.

Just as well, really. I would have had to sit through five hundred thousand commercials.


This is why you watch baseball on TiVo starting about 45-60 minutes later than it really starts, then you can skip all/most of the commercials, and even skip the slow innings!

Posted by: Marek on October 18, 2003 01:22 PM

I do need to get a Tivo. Once I have income again, it's near the top of the list.

Posted by: colin roald on October 18, 2003 01:49 PM

Amazingly enough, I had to write a marketing paper my Jr year about commercials during the world series. I think I still have it, and received a B. Between the super bowl and the series, those are advertisers "big hitters", no pun intended. It's sad isn't it....

Posted by: Becca on October 21, 2003 10:34 PM
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