I couldn't go to Coors Field today for the first of a day/night doubleheader between the Phillies and Rockies.
All week we've heard this and that about Phils pitcher Roy Halladay, from Arvada West High, making his first appearance at Coors Field. Local Boy Roy's homecoming.
Brad Hawpe has just hit a triple to drive in 2 runs and make the score 3-3 in the bottom of the 7th. That knocked Halladay out of the game.
Philly skipper Charlie Manuel walked out to the bullpen to bring in a reliever. Now, a television director who knows baseball would have kept the camera on Halladay and we could have seen him walk off the mound to the cheers of the crowd. It would have been a nice moment. Instead we have George "I never shut up" Frazier talking non-sense over the moment and then before Halladay even gets off the mound Fox Sports Rocky Mountain goes to commercial. A nice moment lost.
Sometimes TV directors baffle me with their incompetence. Instead of telling Frazier to pipe down in his headset and let the pictures tell the story, we get Frazier yapping and a commercial. Drew Goodman, the Rocks play-by-play guy would have remained quiet, let the crowd and pictures tell the story and he would have wrapped it up with an intelligent comment and then gone to commercial.
Maybe I'm asking too much.