Originally Posted by jhc2010
And they rarely, if ever, show a close-up of fans in the ballpark. Watching Cubs games, they show close-ups of fans at least twice every inning.
Not to be contrary, but how is this a bad thing? Not only do I not give a poop about the Cubs as a broadcasting bar-setter, but Fox national broadcasts do so many rapid-cutting fan close-ups (sometimes of Fox Network "stars," if it's the playoffs) that it has rendered that tactic dispicable. It's pointless in a vacuum. It's enfuriating in a high leverage situation.
Show me a decent quality set of angles of the actual baseball game, and I'm happy. Not just content, but happy. I don't give a crap about HD. Now that pretty much every game is a "second screen experience" with MLB At-Bat, I don't care about which graphics are embedded (as long as the score is there). For the same reason, I can take or leave a ticker. Plus, I still eschew the TV and listen to a goodly number of games on radio, anyway.
Complaints about FSN production values are, to be charitable, a #firstworldproblem.