The old Baseball Tonight studio is going, going, gone. At the 10 p.m show tonight, they will debut their new "gem" of a studio that is obviously wildly extravagant. Here's some of the highlights ganked from ESPN.
- approximately 5,000 square feet, the largest ESPN sport-specific studio;
- 19 40-inch LCD monitors and seven 70-inch LCD monitors will be used, all of which can feed separate video streams;
- the anchor desk will contain three seamless monitors which can include graphics, headshots and logos;
- two LED displays (8’6” x 12’6”) which can showcase standings, results and editorially-driven graphics;
- an enhanced demo field including a figurative baseball diamond and a dimensional pitcher’s mound;
- the new Baseball Tonight set is located in Studio A, first opened in 1995 as the home of a wide variety of ESPN studio shows including Baseball Tonight
The MLB Network studio is actually a little bit gaudier. You can read the specific details, here, but these are some of their highlights.
"The 5,600-square-foot Studio 3, the primary home for MLB Tonight, features 62 video displays. They include a 30-by-7-foot rear projection screen, a 108-inch LCD monitor from Sharp..."
Here's my personal 3 up, 3 down in regards to the new set.
- "Enhanced demo area." Few things provide unintentional comedy like analysts in full suits doing demonstrations.
- "Anchor desk will contain three seemless monitors..." Good, now all Molinas can be seen at once.
- At 7 seconds in you'll spot a bat rack for the analysts. This is completely necessary and not a waste of anyone's money or effort.
- Style wise, it is very similar to the MLB Network studio.
- I did not see any dungeon where Tim Kurkjian usually is kept. Apparently he'll be allowed to roam freely without restriction.
- A lot of really nice stuff for a roster of largely forgettable analysts.
Dave Brown is the one who creates this racism. Everyone knows what food is common at mexican restaurants and it would be insulting to our common intelligence to assume that we don't know this. The solution isn't to stop these comments from being said but being able to sort out the funny and humorous comments from the truly cruel and hurtful comments.
All in all, Dave Brown, you sir are a dumb ass.
Yeah, if this is considered "offensive", one must also find it offensive to call Rod a "color" commentator because he is a man of color.
Seriously? Anyone who finds this offensive or thinks for a moment that Rod said this in a degrading way, needs to get over it. Political correctness has gone over the edge, and I think most people are sick of having to walk on eggshells. Lighten up!
Rod is a great man and a good announcer for the Detroit Tigers! This is taken way over board! Look @ all the other sports announcers over the years that has made remarks about black athletes! Starting with Jimmy The Greek Snyder! The truth comes out about people like him that makes rude comments! Any you know most of the the people are that are racist!
Apparently Rod has said that Valverde told him that Papa Grande eats rice and beans every day. Knowing Rod, I would think this was a callback to that conversation (like how once he found out that Mario liked cotton candy and talks about it ever time there's a shot of it in the crowd.).
Kind of a dumb comment, yeah, but Rod Allen, in general, is kinda dumb in a lovable sort of way.
@jackhitts Sir you have to look @ all the comments that white announcers has made in the past about black athletes! Jimmy the Geek Snyder and many,many more! Now you tell me who is dumb and ignorance in the way,that comes out to let you know how they are as individuals! :) God does not like UGLY!
@thickness I have no idea what are you trying to argue. Good grammar would probabaly help. To condense the argument: I like Rod. I said this was probably a callback to a previous conversation about Jose Valverde. It was also dumb. Not because it was racial (and it was, but not as bad as others), but because it wasn't that funny.