24 Oct 2010 01:00 am
firecat: tee-shirt with slogan "I see orange people" and SF Giants logo (go giants)
[personal profile] firecat
Tonight I listened to part of the Giants/Phillies playoff game and thoroughly enjoyed it. For me listening to a baseball game on the radio is the perfect way to engage with baseball. There's something about the whole soundscape that's profoundly comforting. Maybe "comforting" is not what most people want out of a sports experience, but...

I imprinted on baseball when I was 6 (almost 7) and the Detroit Tigers won the 1968 World Series. The kids were allowed to bring radios to school to listen to the game. I also used to stand in front of the TV in the living room and imitate the pitchers.

Date: 24 Oct 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
onyxlynx: Man at third base, Pitcher on mound, catcher in a dilemma.  Green grass.  Yum! (Baseball)
From: [personal profile] onyxlynx
Yeah, I remember the Series in the '60s, too, and kids bringing radios to school and so on, and have I mentioned more than once that I. deeply. hate. that all the games are played at night now.

I'm given to understand that a lot of people don't know how to listen to baseball on the radio.

Date: 25 Oct 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] necturus
Driving home from my father's place, I listened to the whole game on a Philadelphia station, and I was surprised at how poorly the Phillies' broadcasters described the game. There were several occasions when they said things like "strike 2!.. wait a minute, they're calling that a ball. How could that possibly have been a ball?" or "it's a fly ball down the right field line, so-and-so can't get it... wait, they're signaling it's a foul ball. Did that look like a foul ball to you?" There were enough of these sorts of things that it got downright annoying.

I was amused to find them using the old disco song "TSOP" as a theme song.

Date: 24 Oct 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deakat
I was talking with my father this week about when he brought home our first colour tv. It was during that world series, and the store where he bought it gave him a ceramic tiger with the purchase. That tiger is long gone, but the sense memory I have of holding it makes me smile.

Date: 24 Oct 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
ext_73044: Head Shot (Head Shot)
From: [identity profile]
Dodgers fan, but I have memories of games on the radio and on tv and the pride when the Dodgers did it right and won the Series.
It will be nice if the Giants can win the World Series. Course pandemonium will happen in the Bay Area, but most of it will be good.

Date: 25 Oct 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
necturus: 2016-12-30 (Default)
From: [personal profile] necturus
"The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!"

I'm happier, though, that Texas beat the Yankees when they did, because I would otherwise have had to deal with a crisis involving my New Hampshire client, whose computers can't deal with two baseball games going on at the same time and would have crashed, taking the station off the air. As things worked out, I got to visit my father this weekend in upstate NY.

Date: 26 Oct 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
cynthia1960: me from Wiscon Chronicles v. 3 (Default)
From: [personal profile] cynthia1960
Icon love! Go Giants!

Date: 26 Oct 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
cynthia1960: me from Wiscon Chronicles v. 3 (Default)
From: [personal profile] cynthia1960
Permission to use the icon with credit?

Date: 24 Oct 2010 08:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My dad was a semi-pro pitcher. He has three daughters, none of whom were allowed to play Little League (so we played softball). I don't remember imprinting on baseball, it happened so early; it just *was*. And I find the radio experience comforting as well, because that's how I first experienced baseball.


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