Friday, April 9, 2004

Terrible Mets Broadcast

I'm trying to watch the Mets-Expos on Fox Sports NY right now, but the audio keeps fading in and out. It's not quite fading from "on" all the way to "off," but it's damn annoying. I'd say it's waving back and forth from about an '8' to a '13' on my TV's volume control with maddening irregularity.

It's not that anyone should be excited about watching a Mets-Expos game in the near-deserted Hiram Bithorn Stadium, but FSNY could at least make an effort to make it entertaining - or mildly watchable. Thanks for nothing.

Speaking of volume problems, have you ever noticed that Braves games on TBS hardly have any ambient park noise? Would it kill TBS to buy a parabolic mike to pick up a little banter from the crowd? They probably took all that money they saved on parabolic mikes and spent it on Mike Hessman. Again, thanks for nothing.

Thursday, April 8, 2004

Baseball and Exhaustion

Between the overwhelming amount of work I'm trying to accomplish in a new job and the beginning of the baseball season, I'm simply overwhelmed.

I'd love nothing more than to write about Rhodes, Ellis, Dye and the gang, but I simply don't have enough time.

The least I can do is point you towards this great analysis of Rhodes over at "The Times." Gleeman writes so many good articles each week, I wonder how he has time to study and enjoy the college bars too. Must be a busy beaver, or gopher I guess.

Thursday, April 1, 2004

While I'm Thinking About 4/1

Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time

Google Mail - Hoax or Not?

Via Rafat Ali at Google launches GMail

It sounds like an April fools trick. A gigabyte of free mail storage for every user just doesn't sound reasonable. And hasn't Google protested the suggestion that they become a portal?

All the same, Google does own "" (check for yourself) and I'd like to be the first to request

This whole thing is very curious. Another PigeonRank? Or a kick-ass free-mail service?