I was watching the Rangers game on Tuesday when Josh Hamilton came up in the 8th inning. The catcher set up outside, the ball floated inside. And Hamilton lined it straight away to CF for his record tying 4th HR of the game.
Major League Baseball history and we got to see it.
And it's hard to find anything better.
There are some great things about cable TV (and some bad when you look at how it's affected local TV stations, but that's another story). But it's only been in the last few years when you get to see things as they happen.
There have been two no-hitters already this year, and I've gotten to see the end of both. And not because I work at a TV station. In the old days I might have tried to tune in a satellite to find a game that had some extra excitement. It's next to impossible to do that anymore. But it's easier to see things happen.
It was more than twenty years ago when a friend and I started watching the Rangers and the A's in Oakland. But it was almost ten o'clock at night and we were ready to get out of the house. But we said, "Let's wait until Nolan gives up a hit."
He never did. Watched that no-hitter from start to finish.
Games like that, are lucky to catch. But knowing that either ESPN or MLB Network will have the big moments on live can keep you glued to the tube this summer.
I'll try to keep you updated on my facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/#!/MikeBarnesKvue so you'll know when to change the channel and watch history.
History like we saw on Tuesday with Josh Hamilton.
Baseball history that you'll want to see, and you may never forget.