Wednesday, April 30, 2014

HHHHHH: Baseball Broadcast Commercial Filtering

I feel like I'm really pushing the fourth and fifth H's in HHHHHHH a lot lately, but the blog police haven't shut me down yet.  This post's topic: listening to baseball games on the radio.  Did you know that every commercial break on a baseball broadcast is 2 minutes long?  If your local broadcasts are like ours and you listen to as much baseball as we do during the season, a nine-inning game can have 17-plus inning breaks (depending on who's winning in the ninth).  That means hearing the same commercials over and over again.  

In our house, we set a timer to 2 minutes and turn off the radio when the half-inning ends. It helps that our main kitchen timer can time four different things at once.  So we can leave one of those four on 2 minutes and use it when the Pirates broadcast goes into yet another Bradenton tourism commercial.  When on a roadtrip, I note the odometer at the beginning of the commercial break.  When I've gone 2 miles (give or take), i turn the radio back on.

Let's go Bucs!

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