Yup it's Opening Day, and the blood courses through one's veins as the Boston Red Sox prepare to return to, and so forth and so on.
Joe Castiglione and Dave O'Brien are in San Antonio for the NCAA Women's Final Four on ESPN. [go Cardinal].
Fortunately, the Joe Castiglione in San Antone is the Athletic Director of Oklahoma ( at least until he gets fired later this month).
Unfortunately, the Real Joe Castiglione is at Fenway with-- wait for it-- John Rish on the radio.
Same Old Shyte
[early game update]
I am in a far away place tonight, so I have to listen to the game on MLB Gameday Audio. Now, this is a self-renewing annual subscription and the crooks at MLB charged my card about two weeks ago. Tonight, I went looking for the link. Couldn't find it. In it's place was Game Day Audio with some graphics add-on. Something I would have to pay another fee for. After about 20 minutes, I found the "old" Game Day Audio under "alternative audio". It was buried. I bet a lot of people can't find it.
Glad to see that the tradition of in game yammering by advertisers has started up again. The dope Elliot from Jordon's furniture got to yap about his free furniture giveaway for about 25 minutes. it's a sham. He buys an insurance policy to underwrite the eventuality that the condition of the contest will be met (in this case a RS player hitting his sign--that old gag). He also changed the rules during the inning. He started out by saying that if a player didn't hit his stupid sign, then everyone would get "20% back". He later said that if a player didn't hit the sign, then the dopey customer would get 20% of his purchase off a future purchase. Big difference and insulting even to the intelligence of RSN.
Good Evening, Dennis Drinkwater!