I read the Aug. 18 article "The Soundtrack to Exciting Baseball" about music at the baseball games. I never thought about it because it didn't interrupt what was going on on the field.
But recently on a national broadcast, I thought I'd see a game played in its entirety. Man, was I wrong. In the third inning, while the hitting coach for the Diamondbacks was in the dugout helping his players to score six runs, our hitting coach was miked up doing an interview sometimes on a split screen.
After that agony was over, it wasn't long before they miked up a Diamondbacks player so he could tell us how he was faring in his fantasy games.
Those gut-wrenching interviews are like sitting in your car in heavy traffic listening to your favorite radio station when you pick up another station, giving you a double feed.
I long for the good old days when men like Bob Prince, Vin Scully and others would announce the game and only talk baseball.
Wouldn't it be nice if before the game, the announcer would say, "For those of you who would like to hear an interview with our hitting coach, stay tuned for the post-game show"?