As usual, I'm a little late with this, but whatever.
MLB will be using sound effects from the video game version of baseball, "The Show".
But here's the interesting part (from ESPN)... "Stadium sound engineers will have access to around 75 different effects and reactions..."
How can they not have some personalized chants or sounds that would reflect a "home" crowd?
Of COURSE you'd want the soundboard to have a "Cardinals Suck Chant" button.
Doesn't have to be louder the generic crowd noise, but mixing it in there would make it feel a tad more real.
Ryan Braun comes up? It's not just normal crowd murmuring at Wrigley Field. There's gusto in those boos. I want that sound effect button on my soundboard!
Conversely, when Anthony Rizzo comes up with bases loaded?
The volume increases.
Yu Darvish strikes out the side? I wanna hear the "YUUUUUUUUUU!"
It wouldn't be difficult to go through just last year's games and find snippets of sound to plug into a soundboard for the engineer to mix with the basic noise.
We'll see what they actually do, but sound is as integral to baseball as hot dogs.
We can make our own dogs, but we'll have to depend on "75 different effects and reactions" for sound, I guess.
Did you watch last night?
Cubs vs Sox?
(I SWEAR I'm so lucky we got Hulu. So many people have told me they can't get Marquee... I just really hope they figure out the money and get Comcast in the fold.)
Guess what? The White Sox are going to be very good, and very entertaining.
I've said this before - they're kinda like the '15 Cubs.
The "trunk" on Luis Robert... it's a uniquely baseball thing, a "trunk".
I remember people talking about Mark Prior's trunk.
You get that big base, and the top seems to work effortlessly.
He smacked the ball around.
It was cool seeing Jason Kipnis mash an early dinger to straightaway center.
Kyle Hendricks wasn't as good as he was the last time we saw him (in a Cubs Camp game).
But he was good.
I believe the point was to get around 85 pitches in as he ramps up for opening day, and right about there he sort of ran out of gas.
Gave up a couple hits.
In came Jharel Cotton, the guys on base scored as Cotton gave up 4 straight hits and the Sox end up with 6 before the inning was over.
It was interesting that, just because baseball was on, I got carried away with the score in a "Spring" game.
Okay just 4 days to go til reality starts.
Until then, there is a game tonight and here's what I got from the MLB.TV page:
I do happen to have some chicken marinating, and just MAYBE Pat Hughes will be on the Score when I've got the grill going.
If so, it will be by far the most "normal" thing I've done in months.