|Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer - WGN Radio|
I love listening to Baseball on the radio as you well know, Mom, from living with me for so long. I inflicted many Baseball games on you, especially since 2000, especially Cubs games because they played many day games.
With the Tigers, I always mute the TV and listen to the radio broadcast with the TV going silently. Usually, there's a delay, so that the plays are on TV after I hear them on the radio. The radio signal from the game to the local station to the broadcast antennas is faster than the signal of the TV station to cable network and to me.
So, I decided to do the same thing with the computer application. WGN TV does not broadcast very many (not any possibly) Cubs games on its cable channel, which is not more like a TBS or TNT type rerun super-station. So, I have taken to using mlb.com to watch Cubs games. At first, I thought I had beaten the system because I muted the TV sound through the app and activated the radio broadcast or played the radio signal from the local station on my radio.
BUT THEN, I found an audio overlay option in the computer app. Instead of trying to "trick" the system, I can simply choose the radio for my audio broadcast and play it along with the TV signal as visual only. Oddly, the TV signal through the app is ahead of the radio, so plays happen on TV first, which is less than optimal when I am listening and working, which is all the time. But it's nice to put the Baseball on my laptop to work on my desktop. Despite having two screens hooked up to my desktop, adding streaming video and audio is a major drain on resources. I rely on being able to have the computer respond quickly so that I can work quickly.
Despite what this schlub says about Ron Santo, I loved Ron's analysis. He did just great, and the original Ron and Pat duo delivered 20 years of superb Cubs radio broadcasts. But I have to agree that Ron Coomer is very good. He's channeling a lot of the humor and strengths of Ron Santo.
I miss you, Ron Santo.
If you like Baseball, if you like the Cubs, I recommend giving this TV-Radio combination a try.
Meanwhile, here's this chap's (okay not so much a schlub) content from a Cubbie blog site.
Content from BLEED CUBBIE BLUE on Ron and Pat pt.2
The Pat & Ron Show, Part 2: Thoughts On The Cubs Radio Team
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
- Days ago = 348 days ago
- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1606.17 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.