Wednesday, March 15, 2017
I have completed the final 3 of my 6 spring training telecasts for the 2017 season. The quality of the telecasts varied from show to show with the final game/telecast standing out as our best effort. There were 6 different crews for the 6 telecasts as well. The quality of the crews was actually quite good for spring training. However, when a member of the TV crew really doesn't give a damn about the show and, in fact, really doesn't want to be there, this attitude can bring the crew down. Capturing live TV sports for television is really really great fun. If anyone in this business cannot or will not have fun during a game/telecast try another profession. By the way, a "don't give a damn" attitude cannot and will not and WON'T bring me down. I love this business too much for that!!
Friday, March 10, 2017
I have completed my first 3 games (spring training) of the 2017 season. The crew has been great and the telecasts have been fairly clean. Fairly is a good description when it comes to spring training telecasts. As the followers of this blog know, last years game/telecasts were greatly affected because of 2 strokes that occurred with our long term, great Producer Mike. Update: Mike will be our Producer for home games at Busch Stadium this season. I can't wait for that - can't wait!! However, before our 2nd telecast of this season, our graphics operator died of a heart attack 30 yards from the TV truck as he was reporting for work. Last season, we experienced Mike's strokes and the loss of a loved home TV member who died in his sleep. 2017 - no more please.