Saturday, April 23, 2016
3:06 is what it took for the Cards to beat the Padres 12 - 2 tonight in San Diego. For the Redbirds, this was a tale of two halves. Through the first 5 innings they failed to score. They scored their 11 runs in the last 4 frames. For the St. Louis TV team this as also a tale of two halves. The first 5 innings moved at a rapid pace thus making it difficult to not "cram" in our paid promotional items. With all the run scoring in the final 4 innings, there was plenty of time to air these items. I realize that these items "pay" for the TV production, BUT this telecast is reaching a near breaking point. The game is the most important factor for the TV crew and the fans. It is the responsibility of the TV crew to cover the game without making the "paid" items a distraction to the game. This is becoming increasingly more difficult for us in the TV truck. Our production team is very adept at covering the game without distracting from it. This is becoming almost a distraction for us in the truck. Just saying.