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The war on Gameday continues
2007-04-01 23:56
by Bob Timmermann

Apparently, the whizkids are listening to some complaints. (The link was taken down from over night but you can go here.)


Thank you for all the up-beat comments about the new release. We are simply trying to make our application as slow as the sport it covers.

Just kidding.

Some performance enhancement upgrades are on the way.


The comments underneath this blog post are mostly just people yelling at each other about not having team chat rooms available.

Checking the archive of the Mets-Cardinals games, it appears that the equipment to provide the always useful information on the "PFx" of pitches wasn't there. I hope people were able to do without it. Actually, the info on pitch speeds and breaks are useful for people after the game is over, but I don't see why you need to know it while the game was going on. Did you ever want to know about the amount of break a pitch had in inches while a baseball game was going on?

But you still can't see both lineups easily. And there is still a big ad in the lower right hand corner that serves to annoy people to such an extent that I would never want to buy the product.

One day, Gameday will have an audio ad that will just blare, "Apply directly to the forehead!" over and over.

My initial salvo against the heavily bloated Gameday.

Tomorrow, I'll just settle for watching games on TV.

2007-04-02 00:07:59
1.   Eric Enders
I like that they have a sense of humor about it at least. It's so un-MLB-like.
2007-04-02 00:24:25
2.   Bob Timmermann
One would think that they saw a few of the constructive comments.

But it seems like paid to put some fancy equipment in parks so they could get their extremely complicated pitch information. Whether or not it still gets used depends upon who paid for it.

I, scarily, found myself agreeing with Joe Morgan tonight when he wondered why someone needs a computer that can be used to watch six games at once.

2007-04-02 00:48:52
3.   Eric Enders
If it takes up a computer'e entire allotment of RAM to watch zero games on, how much RAM will it take to watch six?
2007-04-02 00:50:02
4.   Eric Enders
Zack Wheat, when in his seventies, was known for watching one game on TV while simultaneously listening to another on the radio. Zack would have been all over Mosaic.
2007-04-02 00:50:35
5.   Bob Timmermann
Isn't streaming video more of a factor of bandwidth rather than RAM?
2007-04-02 10:23:59
6.   Andrew Shimmin
That's weird. They disappeared the post? Maybe my advice about spending their project budget on hookers and blow struck a little close to home.

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