Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I'll Never Be Happy

There's a saying. It says something about making some of the people happy all of the time, or all of the people happy some of the time, but you can never make Metstradamus happy.

Here's the latest thing that kills me:

FOX, who helped in the destruction of hockey with their glow puck, and is slowly killing baseball with their endless cutaways of people in the stands looking like they need FEMA to come to their rescue, has decided, for ratings purposes of course, that both LCS games tonight are going to be played at the same time.

And on one hand, while it's great for the L.A. Angels who need some sleep after their cross country and back jaunt, it's bad for me.

I just saw Kanye West on television...he said that baseball doesn't care about Metstradamus. It surprises me that it took him that long to figure it out.

It kills me that baseball has to have an all star game decide who gets home field advantage for the World Series in July because they can't be flexible for their hotel reservations. And that the ALCS had to absolutely start on Tuesday and the NLCS had to absolutely start on Wednesday causing the Angels to hop around like globetrotters (not that it hurt them), but baseball can decide at the last minute to put two games on at the same time after they figure out what's the best way to get ratings.

I could be watching baseball at this very minute. Instead, I'm stuck with "Police Academy 7, Mission to Moscow".

The sad part is, there's probably a way to do this to make it fair, but it's going to involve shortening the season to 154 games, which will never ever happen. Once the monster gets fed a certain amount, said monster will never take smaller portions (there is no atkins diet for monsters). The all star break should be a week long to allow for off days. The season should end on a Wednesday or Thursday, playoffs start on Saturday, then you could throw in an off day so that nobody has to fly across country 4 times in 48 hours giving guys like Jarrod Washburn strep throat. Then maybe, not every game has to be played at the same time.

But baseball doesn't care about Jarrod Washburn.

And baseball doesn't care about Metstradamus.

11 comments:

Tommy_Calzone said...

Dude I am right with ya....someone needs to stop the madness....

When will Selig and the union grow balls? This can not continue in the next TV deal....it is ridiculous!!

And can fox keep all the bells and whistles off my tv screen please i am trying to watch a freakin game!

jabair said...

wish NBC would take back the playoffs and put costas back in the booth...

i cant stand fox.. whether its their "NEWS" or their "SPORTS"

Joe said...

I hate Fox. I hate the way they do baseball. I hate the way they do football. Fox has really upped my appreciation of the way ESPN presents their sports. You can really be drawn into the moment depending on which shot they choose. A close up of the pitcher, the batter, the ball, the windup and the pitch. Perfect. I'm not saying don't show the fans. They are an intrigal part of the presentation too. It's fine to show that they are nervous, that they feel a lot is on the line, but they aren't the ones making the plays. Show the freakin players!

Then all the sounds and songs they play going in and out of commercial. It is so overblown.

I hate the score across the top of the screen. It is so distracting.

You know who makes Fox look good, though? TBS - and I'm not even making fun of the fact they show braves games. Who needs to see a graphic of the distance of the runner's leadoff from first base? We aren't blind, we can see if it's big or not.

While I'm on my rant, I know this isn't a hockey blog but what OLN is doing to hockey is ridiculous!

erik love said...

You know who Kanye West is old man?

I'm surprised....

Can you name a song?

Metstradamus said...

Joe, I haven't seen a game on OLN yet...what are they doing?

E-Love, uh...uh...doesn't he sing uh...uh...Booty something or other?

erik love said...

Jesus Walks, Old man....

You confuse the lord's music for some ass shaking music?

See you in Hell Met$tra...

Metstradamus said...

Already there.

I'll save a seat at the bar for ya!

Anonymous said...

about that bar in hell, guys...

in Hell
there's a big hotel
where the bar just closed
and the windows never open

no phone
so you can't call home
and the TV works
but the clicker is broken
(and the TV's on TBS)

-- Billy Joel, "Blonde over Blue"

Metstradamus said...

Anonymous: Been there, done that.

http://metstradamus.blogspot.com/2005/08/west-coast-washout.html

erik love said...

Tupac wondered if Heaven had a Ghetto for a thug....

Do you think Heaven has a Ghetto for a thug, Met$tra?

Joe said...

watching hockey on OLN is like watching hockey on public access. The production is all fuzzy. You would think they were broadcasting from Europe instead of Phoenix. The camera is way too tight so you don't even see the entire ice. It's close to unwatchable.