Friday, October 1, 2010

I CANNOT POSSIBLY IMAGINE WHAT COULD GO WRONG WITH THIS:  Despite having yet to test the technology during an actual game (they'll try tomorrow during Braves-Phillies) to ensure neither the apparatus nor its system of guiding cables cannot interfere with the ball in play, Fox Sports has been granted Major League Baseball's approval to use the flying-over-the-field camera during the NLCS and World Series.

The SkyCam technology, I'm fond of noting, is the last real legacy of the XFL -- but in football, of course, it's possible to keep the camera of in-flight balls at all times.  I predict a problem.


  1. isaac_spaceman8:10 PM

    The only solution is unmanned drones. 

  2. Joseph J. Finn8:14 PM

    Well, FoxSports did put in Joe Buck without testing the BuckBot, so this follows in the tradition.

  3. The Pathetic Earthling8:59 PM

    I predict some game- or series-changing event, immediately followed by Bud Seilig proclaiming it to be a triumph.

  4. The Pathetic Earthling9:00 PM

    Also, go Giants!

  5. That camera is the XFL's legacy only because the NFL didn't see fit to rename its championship game "The Big Game at the End," as it should have.

  6. Dan Suitor9:27 PM

    Wait wait wait, so you're telling me that Rod "He Hate Me" Smart isn't the enduring legacy of the XFL?

  7. Andrew10:24 PM

    Chad <strike>Johnson</strike> Ochocinco may be the lasting legacy of he Hate Me.

  8. Fred App10:30 AM

    What's the problem? Bud Selig has proven over and over again that the integrity of the game doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is the owners' profits. So if TV wants something, TV gets it. Seems in keeping with the general Selig-era philosophy.

  9. Anonymous1:16 PM

    Peter Grocz needs to make another appearance before the 9-11 family industry gets a hold of his chart. Why does he mock their memory?


  10. J. Bowman7:12 PM

    I predict a riot.