Tuesday, August 31, 2010

No Life

Usually a 3-0 game that ends in 2 hours and 21 minutes is a fun game to cut.
This is generally true for all well-played, well-paced games.
Most well-played, well-paced games are exciting and full of infectious energy.
Most of the time the TV crew will feel a tremendous rush from a well-played, well-paced game.
Not tonight.
There was no life in the Cardinals tonight.
The Cardinals were shut out for the second consecutive game. There was not one instance in tonight's game when there was even a moment to be excited about when the team was at the plate.
The Cardinals had the tying run at the plate in the top of the ninth inning but the game ended on a check swing strikeout.
Fitting for this clunker of a game.
As I have stated in earlier blogs, the game itself will usually give the TV production team something to enhance through video or graphics.
To put this game in perspective, the most telling graphic of the telecast was the updated score from the Milwaukee @ Cincinnati game. The Cardinals are chasing the Reds in the Central Division and are now 7 games behind in the standings.
Other than the updates from Cincinnati, this game offered us absolutely nothing in regards to building up this game/telecast.
It was like the baseball Gods were punishing the Cardinals for their lack of energy.

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