I want the umpires to be miked and the telecasts to replay the conversations (after extensive editing, of course) between the batters, catchers, managers, coaches, everyone. I think that would make the 'inside' of baseball come through better for TV. This is something I have wanted for years and I think others would love the idea too. It's probably not feasible and the umpires union would crap a brick before they would want their guys exposed even more, but damn, that would be good TV, no?I seem to remember that the NBA did this with refs a bit in the 80s. Or at least I think they did. I have an NBA highlights video (VHS, baby!) starring Marv Albert and Frank Layden, and several of the clips have Tree Rollins and other greats jawing with refs. It was fantastic, and I think that such a thing in the world of baseball would be equally fantastic. Though, as Crowhop suspects, I believe the umpires would be dead set against it.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Another Good Idea
This one isn't mine, it's from reader Crowhop: