The Baseball Desert

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Widescreen Wednesday

I've just discoverd NESN's Widescreen Wednesday feature. Although I'm not convinced that I'm seeing all that much more of the action (80% of the shots we see during any broadcast are of the batter at home plate, so all I'm really seeing is more of the first- and third-base lines), I do like the look of it. On a regular PC screen it comes up in letterbox format, which gives the whole experience an unusual, movie-like feel.

So unusual, in fact, that, despite the fact that's it's now 1:40am, I'll probably now end up watching the whole game. Thank God for those frequent French public holidays - cue a long lie-in tomorrow morning!