Purgatory Online

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

The 2002 World Series DVD is available. I'll get it, of course (probably after Christmas), along with a bunch of other overpriced swag from the Angels' web site. I'd really like to see a full-season retrospective, because some of the games during the season were just amazing. There were probably a dozen times I went to bed grinning like an idiot because they'd managed to come from behind when they looked done for.

Fortunately, I subscribe to MLB's streaming radio broadcasts. This is actually a pretty great deal if you follow a team that doesn't get broadcast in your home market - $14.95 buys a whole season of access to the radio broadcasts of every team. The stream is very slightly delayed (maybe 30 seconds), but how cool is it to be able to listen to any broadcast for any game? This year, I got to listen to Ernie Harwell do a couple of Tigers games, I heard an Expos broadcast in French, and, of course, lots and lots of Angels games (until I subscribed to the cable package for the second half of the season). Plus, they're archived, so you can go back and listen to any game. My favorite so far, I think, has been listening to the Twins' broadcasters react to Adam Kennedy's third home run in Game 5 of the ALCS - the Twins had just taken the lead in the previous half-inning, and Kennedy's shot had Kent Hrbek shouting "No! God, NO!"

So I think that one of my off-season projects will be to find a way to record streaming audio and compile my own damn highlight CD.