"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
The official word it is a technical glitch:
FOX Sports Ohio@FOXSportsOH
Hey #Reds fans - SO sorry we haven't yet gotten to live coverage! Was the plan. Encountering transmission issues. Feel your frustration.
Well....now they can bring this up at the next round of negotiations for a new contract. Ummm....FSN...... be more prepared. You don't live in Cleveland!
Co-majored in broadcasting. Doesn't make me a professional, but I know that it shouldn't take more than a matter of minutes (if not seconds) to get switched over - especially in a facility where you produce all season long and know you're going to be going online if the Reds clinch. They maybe delaying because of contractural obligations with the Cavs or something, but tkaing this long to switchover in this day in age is lame and makes them look rinky-dink, frankly.
Here is some short video Jim Day posted of Walt's postgame toast:
Most camera crews, to set up for a live feed, often need a half hour or more to set up for a multi-camera feed. Sometimes I've seen it take an hour or two. For a single-camera, on-location, it can be done rather abruptly. But if we're talking about having several cameras in a live event, you're talking half hour if you want it done thoroughly.
When you're not allowed to get set up until after a broadcast is finished, you leave yourself little time for testing the feeds and making sure everything is working properly.
The point you're missing here is that they didn't have 24 hours to set up. They weren't allowed to get their cameras in there until after the previous crew left. That is all the difference in the world.
FOX Sports Ohio@FOXSportsOH
Again #Reds fans! We are sorry it's taking so long! We are really trying to get it on the air - having transmissions issues. Thx 4 patience
It is really starting to sound like this is not happening tonight.FOX Sports Ohio@FOXSportsOH
@JohnJudkinsLaw Still trying for tonight. We don't have tomorrow's game either! Will post updates as make progress. Thx for patience!
I left a few minutes ago and they were still broadcasting out on the field. Just a side note this is also scout camp night at GABP... Had to get past lots of scouts with sleeping bags! Oh, and I got a gray t-shirt this time!
2014 Reds record when I'm attending: 23-18 - FINAL2014 Dragons record when I'm attending: 2-1 - FINAL
"We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops." - Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran
As far as the game goes, that was a playoff style win today. A big game by a stud pitcher, a few bombs, break it open late against the bullpen. And getting Chapman in the game with a six run cushion was the perfect scenario.
A great clinch game.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Bob C is right now saying "I am going to start my own Reds channel. Forget these guys."