TBS MLB Playoff Coverage - Not looking good.

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by djlong, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    I've watched the first few innings of yesterday's Boston/Tampa Bay game.

    Who are these cameramen? Have they ever covered a baseball game?

    In ONE inning, they had no idea where to point their cameras during:

    - Ortiz's double. Never saw the ball bounce into the bullpen - didn't even see (initially) Myers calling for the ball and ducking out of the way - only saw that on the replay camera that was only ever focused on Myers.
    - Never saw why a throw in from RF allowed Gomes to score (it hit a runner)
    - Two doubles off the wall where you couldn't see the ball

    There've been numerous other plays during the game so far where the camera crew looks completely lost and the director has had to show wide shots of the entire field to show what is going on. During fly balls you can practically see the cameraman looking for the ball.

    Conversely, on a hit to LF, NESN cameramen can zoom in on the ball IN FLIGHT so close as to even show you the rotation.

    Who are these newbies?

    It's not just a hometown bias that NESN is better than these guys. I have the MLB package and I've watched out of market games (especially the Nationals) and these TBS guys just seem like they're lost.
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Interesting! I was wondering if TBS contracts out with, say, Comcast Sports for some of its broadcasts, or with free lancers as perhaps were used at Fenway.

    This morning I saw about four different camera angles on the missed fly - but that was via the 'Net.
  3. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

    Sep 19, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    The TBS online stream wasn't working for a while yesterday....made watching the games at work tough :( lol

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