Live From The Basement Of Nostalgia Zone
OK, not exactly live. I prerecord my shows “live to laptop”. No editing. I do it as though it is a live radio show. And for the last three weeks, I’ve been recording the show in the basement of Nostalgia Zone in Minneapolis.
Nostalgia Zone is a comic book and collectibles store that I’ve been working part time for a few years now.
I told the story of how three fairly value X-Men comics had gone missing. They were eventually found, but if you saw how much stuff we have in the store, you would understand how books can go missing. The photo above showing my podcast recording setup and the photo showing the basement area behind where I sit for my recording will give you an idea of the mess.
I also talked about having fun with my Spotify at the store. The band The Cramps was mentioned. If you’ve never heard of them, here they are in concert from about 1980. Do you think you can handle watching the entire song?
The All-Star Game Was Fine, Except…
This year’s All-Star Game was entertaining enough, but I was rather annoyed by it as well.
I go into more detail on the show, so I won’t belabor it here. I was annoyed by how the announcers keep encroaching more and more on the game. I know I might be arguing the slippery slope fallacy here, but over the years the announcers have been conducting more and more in game interviews. They are even talking to plays while they play.
The All-Star Game is just an exhibition game. It doesn’t count. Just for fun. It’s the Leagues chance to showcase some of its best (or in some cases most popular) players. So why not talk to players while they are playing. I annoys me because we’ve seen this need for some much access creeping into the regular season games. Those do count.
Who did the announcers interview while playing in this All-Star Game?
The National League went up 2-0 in the 1st inning. That lead held until the 4th inning when the American League scored three runs making the score 3-2 in their favor. 3-2 was the final score, extending the American League All-Star Game winning streak to nine years in a row.
It was Giancarlo Stanton of the Hated Yankees who tied the game with a two-run homer. Next up was Minnesota Twin Byron Buxton and he sent the ball into the seats and put the American League up by 3-2.
Buxton’s home run was the game winning run.
I would think a home run that wins a game ought to be considered more valuable, at least a little bit, than a home run that ties a game. Wouldn’t you agree?
MLB Didn’t Agree
The All-Star Game MVP was to be announced when they came back from commercial break after the game was won by the American League. Would Buxton be the MVP in his first appearance as an All-Star?
Of course, not!
As I had predicted to a coworker during the commercial break, the League gave the MVP to the Hated Yankee. Gah!
Once I calmed down and read and listened to other reactions, I realized that giving the award to Stanton made sense.
I still disagree, but I understand.
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