Sunday, April 3, 2016
The Cardinals took on the Pirates at Pittsburgh today in what was the first game in the league of the 2016 season. It took 3:02 for the Bucs to defeat the Cards 4 - 1 at PNC Park. Thank goodness we had a set day yesterday to help us prepare for the season opener. Without a set day our call time would have been 5:00AM. With the set day, the call time as a "soft" 7:30AM. One of the nice things about televising from Pittsburgh is that we are able to walk to the ballpark from our hotel. Still, with the temperature in the mid 20's, it was a cold, cold walk. When we arrived at the truck someone asked me "when is kickoff?" Signifying football weather. Trying to incorporate our game pre-production and 1-hour lunch with the requirements of the 2-hour pre-game show was a little tricky but I believe the pre-game show worked fine. This was a typical game/telecast. The first 5 innings of the game went by quickly and we had a nice flow to the show. The last 4 innings were a bit haphazard from both the game standpoint and the Telecast. If I could have one complaint about this game it was that there really wasn't any drama involved in the contest. Dramatic situations are great fun to cut. Unfortunately, that didn't happen today. Off day tomorrow and back at it on Tuesday. How about some drama?!!!