June 3, 2008
The Arizona Diamondbacks are now out of town for ten days. Ten days, are you kidding me? Do you have any idea how painful the next week and a half are going to be? I’m used to rushing home from work, grabbing my tickets and my seat cushion and running down to Chase Field to make it just in time to get the line-ups entered into my scorebook before first pitch. Now I have nothing to look forward to. Oh sure, the Diamondbacks games are on television and for the most part I enjoy the Fox Sports Arizona coverage but it’s just not the same. It’s especially frustrating with these games only being offered in standard definition. I’ll admit it I am completely spoiled by high definition and I have a hard time getting enthusiastic about watching a baseball game using 20th century resolution. I apologize for sounding like a broken record here but I just do not understand why Fox Sports Arizona broadcasts home games in high definition but away games in standard definition. This is one of those imponderables that rank right up there with why people still think the earth is round. I just don’t get that. After the last two nights I might be forced to rethink my arguments; I am definitely sure I didn’t want to see the first two games of the Milwaukee series in high definition. In fact I am not sure I even wanted to see them in standard definition.