Monday, April 02, 2007

Baseball

I am involved with not one, not two, but three fantasy baseball leagues this year. In previous years, I could get a lot of my lineup shuffling and free agent picking up during lunch or breaks at work. This year I can't and I am questioning whether or not I made a good decision in joining three leagues, one of which I paid $65 bucks to join (the winner gets 50%, 2nd gets 25%, 3rd gets 15%, and 4th gets 10%).

Anyway, it's a little weird being away from the Red Sox for the first time in my life. Even though I didn't have NESN for the past couple of years, at least I had the local news and AM radio, but now that's centered on the Nationals and the Orioles and the AAA Braves.

I would consider signing up for the Extra Innings packing from Comcast but since that is moving to DirectTV, well, I dunno if I want to go in that direction. There's a certain convenience that goes along with cable, plus I like to pay basic cable rates and see what kind of extra channels I can get for free, which to date has been significant. All of the major networks, and Discovery (Planet Earth rocks, except for Sigourney Weaver telling me from her crystal Hollywood palace that the reason the polar bear has to walk through slush is becuase my Dakota only gets 18 mpg).

I'm watching the Angels vs. the Rangers on ESPN right now. Its weird to hear Sean McDonough, former voice of the Red Sox, doing other work. Why was he fired again? I don't know. I don't think anyone else does either, except for those who did the sacking.

8 comments:

wit said...

you should get Verizon FiOS. it's probably wicked pricey, but look at those downstream speeds!

Big A said...

As the commissioner of one of your many leagues, I feel shocked and hurt that mine is not the only one. I feel like I've been cheated on.....

Big A said...

Did you forget to finish a sentence? "All of the major networks, and Discovery (...).

Big A said...

I was thinking the same thing about Sean - I always liked him. Supposedly they let him go because he was too "honest" in his on-air assessment of various team moves.

It's just as well that you moved away - I think you have to have NESN for even the friday night games now. And they took Jerry "way back" Trupiano off the radio this year, so it sounds weird....

mike gagne said...

i thought they just decided to have more games on nesn. and since sean mcdonough didnt do the games on nesn, they no longer needed him.

remember bob montgomery?

i liked him a lot.

mike gagne said...

what happened to him.

Big A said...

MLB and inDemand just struck a deal that will allow you to order the extra innings package from Comcast.

gagknee said...

let me respond to the comments in order.

1. jeez louise. i don't need that kind of speed.

2. those other leagues, they don't mean as much to me as yours does.

3. yeah. yeah. yeah. you have nesn hd.

4. yep. sean was/is great. aww man...no Trup. thats just wrong.

5. don orsillo is a stiff. ha. yeah. i remember bob. he was cool. him and ned martin.

6. i don't believe anything lucchino says.

7. yeah. sweet. i wonder how much it will cost me, the consumer. i can't handle anymore nationals or orioles games on MASN.