Meanwhile the Braves have made 9 different trades where each one they slightly improve the pieces of garbage they acquired. By the end they’ll have one replacement level left fielder.
The shoe (guillotine?) has finally dropped on the exceedingly unstable relationship between the bankrupt Bally’s Sports/Sinclair Broadcast Group and Major League Baseball: MLB to produce, distribute Padres games starting today
As an MLB.tv subscriber and Braves fan, this whole Bally-hoo has of course had me generally interested in what will happen with all this. Pleasantly surprised (and interested in the legal/contractural details) that MLB was able to keep the Padres’ announcing crew for the new broadcasts. (via Six Colors)
There are not many things as frustrating than watching a baseball game for 3+ hours only for the team you’re rooting for to give up 5 runs in the 9th and blow it. Ugh.
MLB and Braves Opening Day is here. Will watch probably 120+ games via MLB.tv between now and end of season. Since 2020, Braves games (mostly on mute) have been back as a background of my daily life/work/tv/podcast. Great and comforting to have it back.
First baserunner/batter of the season and Braves have already stolen a base. (Primer on all the 2023 rules changes for those who are curious.)
I’ve been in a fitness rut since losing momentum during spring break vacation, but I knocked out a 951 calorie workout over lunch thanks mostly to the yesterday’s release of MLB The Show 23.
I spent about 200 hours playing The Show 22 last year, almost all while also exercising on the elliptical. Maybe I can leverage the addictive (& predatory?) nature of Diamond Dynasty to get back on track. 😝💪🏼
(45 minutes of this was also while on a work status call, I’m not that big of a slacker midday. I swear.)
Midjourney prompt: Synthwave Nolan Ryan in his baseball uniform but on a cattle ranch
Created by me, inspired by Trent Walton
It was fine. Produced by Nolan’s sons and himself so not exactly deep or revelatory, but was interesting to hear from Nolan and his family and hear old stories from teammates.
It was most maybe most successful at humanizing him as a grandpa. Biggest disappointment was relative lack of old game or behind the scenes footage.