|April 1, 2023|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
A lot of people are talking baseball this week, especially people at Turner Broadcasting as well as several cable systems around the country. And for more than just the obvious reasons.
Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says these folks are upset because they were watching that classic New York-Minnesota duel when their TV sets went out. And stayed out for the rest of the game.
But these are things that just occasionally happen, Sokolsky says, recalling the classic 1958 NFL title clash between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants. TV reception suddenly disappeared, came back and disappeared again, returning just in time to pick up the Colts' winning touchdown.
And then there was Notre Dame kicking a game-winning field goal on a game's final play, while TV was showing a commercial.
Sokolsky facetiously wonders if something like that was what Jack Norworth had in mind when he wrote his immortal "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," noting that Jack was probably referring to a game that was meant to be watched without technical or commercial problems.
Episode Date: October 16, 2009