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Everything posted by Zakk_Wylde

  1. It's been a while. I can't believe how many of us have been on this forum for 15+ years. I still check in every couple years when I have time. I do miss this place. I noticed that there seems to just be a general 'Offseason' and 'Regular Season' thread where most activity is. Is this a recent development? "Back in my day" there were 20+ threads with so many replies that I couldn't possibly keep up with it all. I loved your old Game Threads you used to start, Bert!
  2. Sorry if I'm 'late to the party' on this, but I noticed that 97.1 is airing classic tiger games according to their website. Does anybody happen to know off hand which games they are? Are these old Ernie/Paul era games? Or are they not-so-old Dan/Jim games? If there's one positive thing about the pandemic, it's that there are a lot of classic sports on TV. In Canada, there is lots of hockey from the 80s and 90s on. I've seen classic Nascar from the 1980s. And it's funny, even though I know the outcome of most of the games shown, I still find it more exciting than most current era sports. Maybe it's just nostalgia, or maybe there's something more to it.
  3. Thats a really good idea. Something where a bunch of us collaborate parts of a recording and upload our parts somewhere? I haven't been a regular poster on here in many years unfortunately so I'm not sure if I'd be considered a part of the band but either way there's enough of of us here that we could collaborate online as long as everyone has a decent recording rig.
  4. I think it's because it's all relative to context of the key you are playing in. Take for example, the C major scale. C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C. If you wanted to convert that to the natural minor, you flatten the 3rd, 6th and 7th degrees of the scale. It becomes C-D-Eb-F-G-Ab-Bb-C. So, take for example the third degree of the scale, the E gets flattened and becomes an Eb. The Eb replaces the E in the scale. It's not replacing D, therefore we are not sharpening the D, we are flattening the E. At least that's how I've always thought of it. sharps and flats are relative to the notes they are replacing.
  5. Hey guys, very strange request. During Tiger games, there used to be a commercial for Cornerstone Schools that was on all the time. I'm sure you guys remember the commercial, but it involved a bunch of kids singing "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine." The commercial was on constantly. Anyway, one of you has to have a recording of that commercial. Any chance somebody could somehow digitize it and put it on Youtube or what not?
  6. I too suspected that rotating around Kirk and Jack might be a way of phasing Rod out. But putting Mario on the radio and Dan on TV for a few games just confused me. And they both did a good job in their role reversal, but I just figured there was some reason for it. So you are suspecting that the reason is just to distract the fans so that they don't notice Rod being phased out?
  7. Hey guys, sorry if this has been covered already but I've been out of the loop for a while and only have been able to catch a couple games so far this year. How come Mario and Dan have been reversing roles?
  8. Apparently Howe has had at least one more significant stroke. Currently in hospital. I have a really bad feeling about this Gordie Howe hospitalized after another stroke, daughter says
  9. This is a long shot, but is anyone else watching via the MLB.tv app on their Playstation 3? Game was working fine for me earlier but now it won't load the stream, keep getting "Network Error" Actually seems to be working now. Mainly curious of the problem is at my end or not.
  10. I must say that even this year, the blackout situation is much better. I live in Windsor which is strangely considered Blue Jay's territory but none of the Detroit-Toronto games were blacked out on mlb.tv. None of the nationally televised games were blacked out for me either.
  11. Wow WTF?!?! The article doesn't seem to explain why he's so thin. Is this a health issue? Bariatric surgery? Something just doesn't look right about him. Maybe he got in shape the old fashioned way, but he just doesn't look healthy IMHO.
  12. 64, Going into the all star break.
  13. Is 'In Real Life' referring to the constant promotions at the Stadium? If so, I agree. Not sure if many people on here attend OHL Hockey games but listening to the generic hot blonde promotions girl give away some lame gift certificate after every single whistle is beyond irritating. I like looking at hot blondes just as much as any other guy, but listening to them speak? Not so much. Windsor Arena used to be an absolute insane asylum during Spitfire games, but the canned corporate atmosphere is taking over.
  14. This has been going on for years, but it's finally annoying me enough to start a thread. Is there some rule now that in baseball broadcasting, we can't have any dead air? What I mean, is after every single pitch, we have to listen to Rod Allen babble and babble and babble until Mario does the pbp on the next pitch. Most of the babbling is so meaningless that it sounds like he's just talking to hear his own voice. I'm sorry if this rant isn't worthy of a thread, but every single second of the broadcast does not need to be filled up with talking. Watch an old George/Al broadcast. Unless Kaline had something actually interesting and meaningful to add, he kept his mouth shut. They didn't need to banter back and forth the entire time. Neither did Ernie And Paul. Dan/Jim are guilty of this as well, albeit to a lesser extent. Whatever happened to just letting the stadium noise and atmosphere fill the broadcast when there was no action happening?
  15. Lately, I've been listening to a lot of Joe Bonamassa. Have Sloe Gin on right now.
  16. When Friday's lineup was announced and I saw that both Hunter and Avila were out, I thought that Ausmus was finally figuring out how to given us our best change to win. Avila obviously only missed one game. Hunter is welcome to miss a few more as far as I'm concerned.
  17. Nice to see you posting again. Wish you posted more often, man.
  18. I literally laughed out loud at that wild pitch out. Seriously, WTF is wrong with this team?!?
  19. I agree. What I miss most of all was the lack of demand for tickets. There was no such thing as a 'premium game'. You could show up 30 minutes before first pitch and buy Infield Box seats for $30. I went all the time and pretty much sat about 13 rows behind Pudge.
  20. That stat is ridiculous. What's the record for RBI's from a single batter in a single game?
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