• May 2009 Survey Question #3

    Posted by on May 28th, 2009 · Comments (22)

    Please consider taking the following poll:

    {democracy:60}

    Thanks in advance. And, please feel free to add comments on your opinion in the comments section below.

    Comments on May 2009 Survey Question #3

    1. Corey
      May 28th, 2009 | 2:17 pm

      7:05 is perfect, 6:35 doesn’t leave enough time to get home from work and eat and get settled IMO

    2. MJ
      May 28th, 2009 | 2:22 pm

      @ Corey:
      Agree completely.

    3. Sicilian Lou
      May 28th, 2009 | 2:35 pm

      I went with 7:35pm.. I hate to have to rush my evenings with dinner and guests.. Although they know come 7:05 they better be gone or I throw them out during the Yankee games…

    4. May 28th, 2009 | 2:57 pm

      Given that the work day, for many of us these days, does not end until 6 pm, or later, and allowing time for people to commute home, eat dinner, etc. – or allowing time for people to commute to the Stadium, I think that 7:35 pm is the perfect time.

      That said, I grew up with Yankees games starting at 8 pm – and that worked too, back in the day. But, I realize, now, with the way TV works, they would never go for that today….

    5. MJ
      May 28th, 2009 | 3:01 pm

      That said, I grew up with Yankees games starting at 8 pm – and that worked too, back in the day. But, I realize, now, with the way TV works, they would never go for that today….
      ——–
      Not only that but games are longer nowadays (at least I think they are).

    6. Corey
      May 28th, 2009 | 3:05 pm

      i mean, really to me, it’s all moot cause i dvr the game anyway and watch it at my leisure. (i recommend it)

    7. May 28th, 2009 | 3:27 pm

      MJ wrote:

      Not only that but games are longer nowadays (at least I think they are).

      One of my fav topics/beefs. Yes, without question, games are longer now. However, a large part of that is because of the extra commerical time that teams/baseball has added between the half-innings….not because the game is slower.

      Go to a minor league game, where it’s not on TV, and you’ll be amazed at how quick a 9 inning baseball game can be played…even with the on-field between innings stuff, personal PA intro music and deep pitch counts, frequent pitching changes….

      this is the great MLB lie – that games are slower/lower because of stuff on the field. That’s a load….

      they’re longer because of all the damn commerical breaks!

    8. MJ
      May 28th, 2009 | 3:58 pm

      Corey wrote:

      i mean, really to me, it’s all moot cause i dvr the game anyway and watch it at my leisure. (i recommend it)

      I’ve tried that and find that it doesn’t work for me. When I’m not watching the game, I’m antsy to know the score and if I check my blackberry then watching the game on DVR is effectively rendered moot (unless I’m watching it to scout a new player…like last night with Derek Holland).

    9. MJ
      May 28th, 2009 | 4:00 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      That’s probably true about the commercial breaks, especially on games played for national audiences (ESPN’s Monday/Wednesday/Sunday broadcasts; FOX’s Saturday game).

      I don’t know how a regular YES or My9 broadcast compares with a national ESPN/FOX broadcast but I figure they’re probably fairly similar, with a slight edge for the non-national broadcasts in terms of keeping the time-wasting to a minimum.

    10. Corey
      May 28th, 2009 | 4:01 pm

      MJ wrote:

      Corey wrote:
      i mean, really to me, it’s all moot cause i dvr the game anyway and watch it at my leisure. (i recommend it)
      I’ve tried that and find that it doesn’t work for me. When I’m not watching the game, I’m antsy to know the score and if I check my blackberry then watching the game on DVR is effectively rendered moot (unless I’m watching it to scout a new player…like last night with Derek Holland).

      i get that, and often i check the score even before i start watching…that doesn’t render it moot for me though, because the numbers don’t always tell the story of the game and I still find it enjoyable to watch…if i miss an inning (happens sometimes due to the idiotic programming in the dvr’s) I go crazy, regardless of the whether i know the score.

    11. MJ
      May 28th, 2009 | 4:03 pm

      My9 broadcast
      ——–
      By the way, I know this is off-topic but it *STILL* bugs me that the Yanks play on Ch. 9 and the Mets play on Ch. 11. WWOR — home of Morton Downey and Richard Bey — is the original, trashy home of those loser Mets.

      Why did we ever trade in the home of The Honeymooners for that crap-ass station?*

      *That would be my dad talking…

    12. Corey
      May 28th, 2009 | 4:08 pm

      once they took seinfeld off of 11, the yanks had to go

    13. G.I. Joey
      May 28th, 2009 | 4:47 pm

      Since I usually don’t get out of work until 7pm, I’m going to have to advocate for the 8:05pm start for selfish reasons.

    14. G.I. Joey
      May 28th, 2009 | 4:53 pm

      @ MJ:

      I found myself watching the tail end of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne before they announced the rain delay on Tuesday night. It was not a proud moment for me.

    15. Corey
      May 28th, 2009 | 4:55 pm

      G.I. Joey wrote:

      I found myself watching the tail end of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne before they announced the rain delay on Tuesday night. It was not a proud moment for me.

      lmao

    16. Raf
      May 28th, 2009 | 5:34 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      this is the great MLB lie – that games are slower/lower because of stuff on the field. That’s a load….
      they’re longer because of all the damn commerical breaks!

      Yep. Between innings shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes. Offensive team heads to bat, defensive team heads to field, pitcher takes 10 pitches to warm up.

      When it comes to commercials, soccer has the right idea, showing a product logo in the corner of the screen. I realize that won’t fly here, but still…

    17. ken
      May 28th, 2009 | 6:58 pm

      I live in CT and as much as I like attending games, I hate getting home late and waking up for work, which I do at 545.

      When watching an old game on TV I am amazed at how the batter never left the box between pitches. That is even more wasting of time than commercials between innings.

    18. ken
      May 28th, 2009 | 7:04 pm

      And another reason for longer games: hitters taking pitches and stronger lineups at the bottom of the order.

      In the 70′s and especially before the DH, the 7, 8 and 9 hitters were very weak. A starting pitcher could ‘take innings off’ and save strength for the top of the lineup. The 9 was the pitcher and 8 was usually a shortstop hitting about .200.

      Guys like Arod, Nomar and Visquel changed everything. (With honorary mention to Jeter.)

    19. Corey
      May 28th, 2009 | 7:17 pm

      lol are you high? vizquel is not an offensive shortstop, jeter is much more so

    20. ken
      May 28th, 2009 | 7:24 pm

      @ Corey:

      OK. I meant Tejada. Lighten up.

    21. Jeet
      May 28th, 2009 | 7:31 pm

      Well, I am just a high school student, so I don’t quite have the same perspective as many of you guys, but I cans say that at 7:05, I am right in the middle of doing my hw so its perfect timing. I get to do my hw while have something interesting filling my brain at the same time.

    22. MJ
      May 29th, 2009 | 6:42 am

      G.I. Joey wrote:

      @ MJ:
      I found myself watching the tail end of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne before they announced the rain delay on Tuesday night. It was not a proud moment for me.

      HYSTERICAL!

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