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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DianaMo, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Apr 1, 2005 #81 of 542
    DianaMo

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    Another tv listing...

    Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame ... "Steve _______" 2003 Chicago Cubs playoff collapse.

    Mon 4/11 7:30 PM Central time ESPN2

    Source: Tivo listings, of course!

    I generally avoid using this gentleman's full name. In my opinion he is not to blame for what happened 2 seasons ago. Am hoping this show reflects that opinion. We'll see.

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  2. Apr 1, 2005 #82 of 542
    hefe

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    Definitely not to blame. It's horrible what happened to the poor guy. (I have friend who works for his company, and dealt with some of it.) People really need to get over it.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2005 #83 of 542
    DianaMo

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  4. Apr 12, 2005 #84 of 542
    DianaMo

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    Sammy's still The Show

    Seasons removed from the Home Run Chase of '98, Sosa moves crowds and opponents, but Rays are not fazed.

    By MARC TOPKIN, Times Staff Writer
    Published April 12, 2005

    http://www.sptimes.com/2005/04/12/Rays/Sammy_s_still_The_Show.shtml

    Article includes quotes from the Rays third baseman Alex Gonzalez, who used to be the Cubs shortstop.

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  5. Apr 12, 2005 #85 of 542
    hefe

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    You mean show-off? :D

    Enjoy, Baltimore... ;)
     
  6. Apr 15, 2005 #86 of 542
    DianaMo

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    If you're looking for tonight's Cubs/Pirates game on Comcast Sports Chicago, it is scheduled to air on their PLUS network due to the Bulls game being played at the same time.

    I called my local cable dudes to find out what channel it was on. Sadly, the PLUS channel is on the digital side, so folks who don't subscribe to a digital service won't be able to watch the game live tonight. It is scheduled to air again at 1:30am on the regular Comcast Sports Chicago channel. So we can set our Tivo's for that if we wish.

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    Was talking with a Cubs fan fishing at the lake who said that the Cardinals sell an ALL CUBS/Cards season ticket package. Hmmmm.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2005 #87 of 542
    DianaMo

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    MLB Baseball "Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals" Thu 4/21 12:00 PM ESPNHD , ESPN, Comcast Sports Chicago

    The Sports List "Chicago Sports Moments" Wed 4/27 6:30 PM Fox Sports Chicago (includes the first night game at Wrigley Field. Who are those Cub players using the tarp as a slip and slide? I wish WGN would play that kind of footage more often.)

    Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame ... "Steve _______" 2003 Chicago Cubs playoff collapse. Tue 4/26 6:30 PM ESPN2
    Reairs multiple times and channels including
    Mon 5/2 8:00 PM ESPNCL
    Check local listings or website for more times.

    Not Cubs related, but since I haven't seen a Nationals home game on tv yet...
    MLB Baseball "New York Mets at Washington Nationals" Sun 5/1 7:00 PM ESPN

    My Father, the Baseball Player Descendants of Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente, Walter Johnson, Ken Griffey and Roger Maris discuss growing up with a baseball great. Tue 5/3 12:00 PM ESPN Classics

    ESPN25: Who's No. 1 "Biggest Chokes" Tue 5/3 7:00 PM ESPN Classic

    MLB Video "St. Louis Cardinals History" Wed 5/4 2:00 PM ESPN Classic
    (of no interest to Cubs fans)

    Midsummer Memories: The History of the All-Star Game Clips and interviews detail the game's past; with Joe Torre, Reggie Jackson, Larry Doby, Tom Seaver, Roger Clemens, Cecil Fielder. Thu 5/5 12:00 PM ESPN Classic

    Cheap Seats "1980 MLB All-Star Game" Hits and misses of the 1980 All-Star game. Mon 5/2 9:00 PM ESPN Classic

    SportsCentury "Bobby Orr" Mon 5/2 11:00 AM ESPNCL

    SportsCentury "Bears' 46 Defense" Thu 4/28 6:00 PM ESPNCL

    NFL "1976: Raiders/Bears" From 11/7/76. Tue 4/26 7:30 AM ESPNCL

    NFL Yearbook "1985 Chicago Bears" Fri 4/22 1:30 PM ESPNCL

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    NBA Finals Films "1991 Chicago Bulls: Learning to Fly" Bulls vs. Lakers. Mon 4/25 1:30 PM ESPN

    NBA Finals Films "1992 Chicago Bulls: Untouchables" Bulls vs. Trail Blazers. Mon 4/25 2:00 PM ESPN

    NBA Finals Films "1993 Chicago Bulls: Three-Peat" Bulls vs. Suns. Mon 4/25 2:30 PM ESPN

    NBA Finals Films "1996 Chicago: Un-Stop-A-Bulls" Tue 4/26 12:30 PM ESPN

    NBA Finals Films "1997: Chicago Bulls" Tue 4/26 1:00 PM ESPN

    NBA Finals Films "1998 Chicago: Unforgetabulls" Tue 4/26 1:30 PM ESPN

    60 Minutes on Classic "Michael Jordan" Diane Sawyer's 1987 interview with Michael Jordan; Lesley Stahl's sneaker wars investigation. Sat 4/23 2:00 AM ESPNCL

    Space Jam (1996) NBA star Michael Jordan helps the good Looney Tuners take on the bad Monstars in a basketball game. Live action/animated. Sat 4/30 6:45 PM HB2W (multiple airtimes)

    Up Close Michael Jordan. Thu 4/21 9:30 AM ESPNCL



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    Sell This House! "Chicago, Illinois: Carol Francis & Melissa Hill" Designer Roger Hazard tackles a Chicago multipurpose kitchen and living room. Sat 4/30 10:30 AM A&E

    Smart Gardening Chicago's miniature garden railroads; choosing trees; gardening on a large scale; Filoli garden. Sat 4/30 3:30 PM 8006 KCET

    Storm Stories "After School Twister" The worst tornado in Chicago history threatens children and teenagers just as school lets out. Tue 4/26 7:00 PM TWC

    Surprise by Design "Home Away From Home" Chicago's Ronald McDonald House provides rooms to families whose children are hospitalized. Wed 4/27 11:00 AM DSC

    Trading Spaces: Family "Chicago: Sheffield Place" Redesigning a living room and a kitchen. Sun 5/1 8:00 AM TLC

    Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002) The golden retriever joins a middle-school baseball team and searches for his missing offspring. Wed 4/27 7:00 PM DISNEY

    Source: Tivo listings, of course! Thanks Tivo!


    Feel free to read my ESPN HD Cubs game concerns here:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=236202
     
  8. Apr 21, 2005 #88 of 542
    itstrue

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    Can't wait to see which Cub choke is No. 1...is it 1969 or 2003?
     
  9. Apr 21, 2005 #89 of 542
    DianaMo

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    < h i n t >

    It would be the one that the producers of the program remember and the one with the best tv coverage. < / h i n t >
     
  10. Apr 25, 2005 #90 of 542
    DianaMo

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    If paying for and missing the Cubs games in HDTV (on ESPN due to blackout rules) didn't cause enough disappointment, tonight's game against the Reds ( Paul Wilson vs. Mark Prior) is airing on WCIU...only.

    Here is a list of the WCIU games:
    www.wciu.com/whatsNewItem.asp?pub_id=738

    It seems to me that it might be an idea to air the WCIU games on WGN cable (not local) since the non-local subscribers don't have access to WCIU (a local Chicago station) and you know - the more viewers there are, the more advertising revenue is brought in.

    If not WGN cable, then perhaps the games could be "rented out" to non-Chicago PAX stations where there are some ads included and Pax is given some airtime to sell ads for too.

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    For a photoshop commentary regarding the injuries of our shortstop and 2nd baseman, check out this webpage:

    http://cubsfun.blogspot.com/2005/04/lamest-joke-youll-see-this-month.html

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    Shows that may be of interest to Chicagoans...

    Storm Stories "After School Twister" The worst tornado in Chicago history threatens children and teenagers just as school lets out. Tue 4/26 7:00 PM TWC
    (multiple airings - check listings)

    The Sports List "Chicago Sports Moments" Wed 4/27 6:30 PM FSCH (Be sure to record this one!)

    And of course, lots of programs right now regarding the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan, etc. Check the various ESPN channels if you're interested.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2005 #91 of 542
    hefe

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    Was tonight supposed to be on ESPN-HD? Nuts, I hate blackouts. This CIU thing is such a waste. I wish WGN would just give up this WB network junk and stop pretending they're a "network" like the big 3. (or 4) I long for the days when ALL the games were on WGN...
     
  12. May 2, 2005 #92 of 542
    DianaMo

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    I'd rather they all be on WGN too. I have a c-band satellite dish and the games look FANTASTIC via the dish. However, Comcast isn't available via the big dish. :eek:

    FWIW, if memory serves the most games WGN used to carry was 140 or so of the 162 game regular season schedule. I'd be content to get those again. :up:

    This past weekend's series at Houston had lousy picture quality via the cable. I wonder what happened?
     
  13. May 2, 2005 #93 of 542
    DianaMo

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    Stayed up late last night watching a Cubs vs Reds game from April 18th.

    I needed some space on the PVR and wanted to see why this game was special.

    First of all, the Cubs hit 4 home runs, including three in the first inning. Too bad I can't edit the recording for just the first inning or so.

    In the bottom of the 8th inning, things got weird and ugly.

    No outs and the Reds have the bases loaded, game tied at 5 apiece.

    Adam Dunn is the runner at second base.

    The batter hits the one bouncer to the Cub's Ramirez, who tags third base for the force and throws the ball to the catcher Barrett who tags the runner for an out at home plate.

    Then Barrett spots activity heading to third and throws the ball that direction (for a potential triple play perhaps?) but it was a bad toss and rebounds off the wall.

    The runner from second base (Dunn) finishes rounding the bases and touches home plate.

    The Reds scoreboard shows the score at 6-5 now, even the Chicago telecast shows the same score. But their graphic shows one man on base when their should've been two on base.

    Thanks to the PVR, I was able to rewind and replay this over and over til I figured it out.

    Would anyone here like to guess what happened and what the result was regarding this play?
     
  14. May 2, 2005 #94 of 542
    hefe

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    Mine is via DirecTv, but yeah, the pic quality wasn't that great.

    In past years, WGN had every game that wasn't in a national broadcast window. Of course, back then, there was just one exclusive window, I think, Saturday afternoon.
    Remember, even Ryno's famous game wasn't on WGN, it was a Saturday afternoon on NBC. But yeah, almost all the games were on WGN.
     
  15. May 2, 2005 #95 of 542
    hefe

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    Sounds confusing, I didn't see that game.
    But Dunn should be out right away if Ramirez stepped on 3rd.
    When they tag the runner at the plate, then the runners who started at 2nd and 3rd are erased. Perhaps it was the runner from first that came around and scored?
     
  16. May 2, 2005 #96 of 542
    DianaMo

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    You've got it right. Dunn should've noticed he was out at third and left the playing field. I'm guessing that he was frozen near 2nd to see if the ball was caught or not.
    (He'd want to stay put on a fly ball.)
    After that I guess he forgot he was out at third and kept running.

    The thing is, everyone seemed to accept that he had just scored the lead run, the Reds congratulated him at home plate, the Cubs were bummed...except Nomar Garciaparra who smiled as he brought the issue to the umpires.

    With a bit of time, the score reverted to the 5-5 tie...for a minute or two anyway. :eek:

    Who's job is it to tally official runs scored? Is the the umps or the official scorer?

    Did the umps need to do anything? There would be no reason for them to signal Dunn safe or out at the plate because (yoo hoo!) he's already out at third base.
     
  17. May 2, 2005 #97 of 542
    hefe

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    I believe that falls to the umpires. The official scorer is hired by the home team, and his primary responsibility is to make determinations of hits/errors, passed balls/wild pitches, denoting the actual play sequences and such. I think the umpires are supposed to have the actual game stats (score, inning, outs, count) under their control.
     
  18. May 3, 2005 #98 of 542
    DianaMo

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  19. May 3, 2005 #99 of 542
    DianaMo

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    So what you're saying is that you want the old WGN, right?

    Click here to view the OLD WGN license plates:

    http://bumpers.textamerica.com/?r=1132226
     
  20. May 3, 2005 #100 of 542
    hefe

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    In a way...but make it all HD. :up:
     

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