Recent Posts tagged with baseball

New Grammy Museum Exhibit Celebrates Baseball

Whether it’s the national anthem played before every game, the music ballplayers select to accent their walk-on to home plate, or the seventh-inning stretch when fans sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” music has been an integral part of the baseball experience. To celebrate the soundtrack of the national pastime, the Grammy Museum […]  More

Let's Go Mets!

  As this is being written, the New York Mets are still contenders for the 2015 baseball championship. They won in 1969 and 1986 after having the worst record in 162-game major-league-season history when they first took the field. When the team was founded, it was the Metropolitan Baseball Club of New York, a name […]  More

Baseball & Opera? Opera & Baseball?

Recorded Wednesday, October 29, 2014. A free event for National Opera Week 2014 at GoingGoingGoneSports Gallery at the Atrium at Citigroup Center in New York City (with special thanks to Boston Properties and WorldStage). Babe Ruth sang in opera houses.  The manager of the Metropolitan Opera House wears a World Series ring.  Baseball fans started […]  More

Watching Remote Baseball Games Before TV

Today, Joyce Kilmer is best known either for his poem “Trees” or for an eponymous service area on the New Jersey Turnpike. But he was also a journalist. In a story in The New York Times, Kilmer wrote that Peter Pan creator James Barrie insisted on changing rooms at the Knickerbocker Hotel in 1914 so […]  More

A Baseball-Opera Chronology

  “Who Would Doubt That I’m A Man,” sheet music for a baseball song from an 1895 opera I often write about the history of media technology. So why is this post about the joint history of baseball and opera? It’s because a good chunk of that history — roughly half a century — was […]  More

The Alternatives

  At next month’s SMPTE/NAB Technology Summit on Cinema in Las Vegas, one session will be devoted to “Alternative Content.” What’s that? It’s complicated. One hundred years ago, the 1912 World Series was quite an event. In the history of baseball, it was the only best-of-seven World Series to have eight games. But the picture […]  More

Campus Clips: Louisville’s CardsTV, LSU’s Geaux Zone Blanket Baseball

The University of Louisville athletics department has announced web streaming and television details for the Cardinals’ baseball season and CardsTV is, again, a major piece of the puzzle. Subscribers can follow every game of the 2012 baseball season through CardsTV at UofLSports.com. Live streaming audio will be available for every regular-season and post-season game, while […]  More

LSU Baseball Gets Highlights on the Fly

With 56 games on the regular-season schedule during the 2011 season, fans of LSU’s baseball team do not have time to fall behind. To help its fans stay on top of the action throughout the season, LSU has added a live-editing tool from NeuLion to its Geaux Zone subscription video offering. NeuLion video editors cut […]  More

Baseball’s “Crack” Is More Than Just Bat Hitting Ball

Opening Day is nearly upon us and will be heralded, after the National Anthem and the refrain “Play ball!,” by baseball’s singular sonic signature: the crack of the bat on the ball. “It gets so that you can tell from the sound of the crack if it’s going to be a home run or not,” […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Giants and Jets Both Get Home Openers

The New York Giants and New York Jets will both host games at their new home, Meadowlands Stadium, on the opening weekend of the 2010 regular season. The Giants will play Sunday afternoon, September 12, and the Jets will play the following day in the first nationally televised Monday Night Football game of the season.  More

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