Scully on radio better when in sync with television

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Some were confused why they couldn’t go to the KLAC website to hear the audio feed, but that was also explained on Twitter: You needed to subscribe to MLB.tv.As a last resort — or, something to consider doing first next time — send an email to a well-placed source at KLAC and ask politely.Wish granted, by the fourth inning. We’ll call it an act of God to have the voice of Scully come within at least a second or two closer to what we had been experiencing.It came with a verification on KLAC’s Twitter account at about 8 p.m.: “We’re here to please Dodger Nation.”Because, by that point, having Scully available to describe playoff baseball is a treat that should not be missed.It was easily a situation set up where sound could have trumped vision.As soon as Scully came on the air and before the first pitch was thrown, Scully was already enthralled by the noise generated by the Atlanta crowd, particularly the war chant as they did the border-line insensitive tomahawk chop.“Listen,” Scully simply said, then backed off as the crowd filled the speakers. “I haven’t been here in years but the thing I never forget is that chant.”There was the option of flipping over to KSPN-AM (710) to hear Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser describe the game — much better synched up to the video. But, honestly, why?Scully, unrestricted by a simulcast that is included in his usual first-three innings of radio work and left to his own devices without having to put captions on a Dodger telecast, was able to weave the crowd in and out as an ongoing theme Thursday, noting how it ebbed and flowed as the Braves quickly found themselves falling behind and unable to catch up.As the Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez connected on a third-inning home run, Scully noted: “And you’re not going to hear the crowd now. It sounds more like a library. The crowd has been taken out … for now.”Thankfully, he didn’t take the opportunity to explain a library.As much as you might want Scully to be included in any TV broadcast, maybe we have it better this way. Scully, just on radio, is where the master has control of the canvas. Close your eyes and enjoy. Simply press “switch audio feed” on the app and you’ll pick up seven seconds, came one tweet.Run the radio signal through the DVR and delay the video seven seconds, came another.If you have postseason.tv and download NexDef, use the DVR function to synch things up, suggested a guy with the handle LACordCutter.Go to XM Radio and synch it up with your DVR and it’ll work quite nicely, offered Jim at p368241.If we could plus the radio antenna into our toaster oven, turned on the browning element and wrapped tin foil around the whole operation, with our cell phone charger as a conduit, we’d have been apt to try it.center_img Synchronicity can be so simple and yet so seemingly complicated at the same time.Those trying to match up Vin Scully’s KLAC-AM (570) call of the Dodgers-Braves opener to their NL Division Series with the pictures provided by TBS on Thursday were in a time-warp mind-bending wrestling match, depending on the uncooperative cable or dish provider in question.Some with DirecTV couldn’t get the audio from a home entertainment center radio feed closer than 10 seconds ahead of the video. Others had the opposite experience, especially if they, as many were, still occupied their office space when the 5:30 p.m. game started, leading to them tapping into their MLB.com app to pick up the Dodgers’ flagship radio.What to do to resolve the issue? Open it up to social media, for starters.last_img read more

Slaughter remains day-to-day; Cone says center still in pain

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The health status of Greg Slaughter remains “day-to-day,” according to Ginebra head coach Tim Cone on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Global Cebu keeps AFC Cup KO stage hopes alive The Gin Kings center has already missed six games due to a sprained left ankle and he could sit out for a longer period of time with him still questionable for Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Thursday.“I don’t know when Greg is gonna be back. We’re working on him everyday, we’ve got trainers in his house,” Cone told reporters after Ginebra avoided a 3-0 hole with a 95-87 win over defending champion San Miguel Beer in Game 3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCone bared Slaughter is still experiencing pain and swelling on his foot and that his size makes it harder for the 7-foot Cebuano to recover quickly.“He still got swelling and pain in the foot so it’s different for 7-footers, 7-feet, 280-pound guys than like me, 5-10, 180 pounds,” Cone said. “But it’s a lot different for him and us because there’s just too much weight that goes on into that ligament and it’s just really hard to heal than it is for smaller guys.” “So we have to keep that into account and we also want to keep this long term health in mind so there are a lot of factors as to whether he can play or not,” he added. “As of now, he can’t play. We’ll see again tomorrow and we’ll see again on Thursday. It’s really day-to-day at this point.”The Gin Kings, however, were able to overcome Slaughter’s absence this time with their other big men stepping up.Japeth Aguilar scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Prince Caperal and Jervy Cruz combined for 24 points and eight rebounds.LA Tenorio also broke out of his slump with 18 points after only tallying 14 points in the first two games of the series.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more