Monday, April 05, 2010
And We Shall Not Speak Of This Again: Pirates 11, Dodgers 5
Zach Duke wasn't terrific but lasted long enough for the win. 28-year-old sophomore Garrett Jones, who only once before had a SLG over .500, that in a partial season at AA New Britain, started off this year with a bang, hammering a pair of longballs off Padilla; shockingly, the second, a solo blast in the third, was not a knockout blow.
So the Dodgers, and the day. Claims that the Dodgers weren't aligning the rotation for starts by Billingsley and Kershaw at home ring somewhat hollow now, at least, it seems so to me.
- About MLB.com Gameday Audio: This has been renamed "At Bat with Gameday Audio". On Linux, I had terrible problems with it hanging up; on my iPhone, not so much. I eventually gave up and hauled an AM radio to my office. I know, it sounds like I'm whining, but dammit, I'm a paying customer. Stop using Flash if it's so breaky, or quit reworking everything every single year.
The new Gameday is huge. I expect next year it'll be a mandatory fullscreen, at which point I'll stop paying for it if they keep this up.
- There's also no more "Multimedia" on the mast of all the MLB.com websites; there's only a single link called "Video". But I don't want video, I want audio.
- The new dropdown is now a mega-layer, with images and tons of crap that cause it to be very slow to load on Firefox. Why?
- Every damn year — and in fact, more often than that, since IIRC it demands a cookie with an expiry date of about 60-90 days or so — MLB.com demands I renew my request that their idiotic home page autoplaying video be disabled whenever I go to angels.mlb.com or dodgers.com, etc. Why? Why be such irritating jerks about it?