Happy St. Patrick’s Day, the annual day that I find that I don’t own any green clothes. But then I’m not too worried about it. I wouldn’t mind getting out for a Guinness, but no green dye in it, please.
We have the Dunedin fixed camera thing going on again. I was hoping the Yankees would have a radio broadcast but no such luck.
Go here to watch the fixed camera view.
George Springer: CF
Marcus Semien: 2B
Bo Bichette: SS
Teoscar Hernandez: RF
Rowdy Tellez: 1B
Cavan Biggio: 3B
Randal Grichuk, DH
Alejandro Kirk: C
Thomas Hatch starts.
Looking at the Blue Jays 40-man roster list, I see that Elvis Luciano, Ty Tice, and Gabriel Moreno have been sent to the minor league camp, then I have seen an announcement.
This is interesting:
Through 2.5 weeks of spring training games, Alejandro Kirk leads all Blue Jays hitters in average exit velocity (minimum 10 balls in play): pic.twitter.com/qJIZ7CcLCw— Arden Zwelling (@ArdenZwelling) March 17, 2021
Jonathan Davis is high up on the list, as is Josh Palacios.
The Athletic talked to Sportsnet VP Rob Corte about the plans for using the TV feed for radio. This bit is interesting:
Corte said Buck Martinez lives in Dunedin, Fla., where the Jays will host their first two homestands of the season. He said colour analyst Pat Tabler lives in Cincinnati, and will be able to travel south for the first two series next month — against the Angels and Yankees.
It will get trickier. Dan Shulman will call games from a studio in Toronto, with either Martinez or Tabler offering the analysis from their homes. That means Sportsnet broadcasts will unfold in four different locations, with one production team on-site and the other in Toronto, and with the play-by-play voice and colour analyst working separately.
How can commentators call games for both TV and radio?
Describing a diving catch in centre field for a television audience watching at home, with full access to the replays, is not the same as describing a catch for someone in their car, staring at traffic on their way home from work. That is why radio listeners are concerned about simulcasting television coverage.
“There’s no question there’s a different nuance to radio and television,” said Corte. “But these are veteran, experienced broadcasters. And together as a group, we’re going to work to find the right balance — to find the right mix for both television and radio.”
I hate the idea, I think they will make both the TV and Radio broadcasts worse.
Will there be a real radio broadcast next year? “We are just looking at this year”. Sounds like no to me.