An interesting comment from Charlie Manuel regarding the 2007 Phillies during his pre-game meeting with the writers:
“I’ve been excited ever since Jimmy Rollins made that statement about being the team to beat. This is one of the best bunch of guys I’ve been around as far as tempo to play the game.”
We think that’s Charlie-speak for there isn’t a lot of extraneous tomfoolery from his team. They just go out and play and leave the other stuff for others.
So I went out and did it… I got the Extra Innings thing from MLB.com. Only this year –unlike last season – I just got the audio package. That way I won’t have to worry about the freeze frames or switching frames from work to watch the action. Better yet, I’m not fully enveloping myself in the corporate hegemony of MLB by giving them close to $100 per season for the video. Instead, I’m forking over about $15, which, in a sense means I’m selling out (or buying in) but at a cut rate I don’t feel so bad about it.
Apparently MLB decided to relax its “Go pound sand” stance and is continuing negotiations with the cable companies for the rights to broadcast the Extra Innings package.
Tonight I’m going to listen to Randy Wolf’s debut for the Dodgers against the Brewers. That is if I don’t get distracted by the music I’ll undoubtedly be listening to.