I like it. Thought it was really a fun vibe in Philly. I like their phony crowd noise too, complete with random horn blasts. Overall, I think the sound engineers are getting better at what they’re doing with experience.
Having watched or heard bits of several games on both TV and radio, I’m very pleased with this year’s broadcast crews, including the folks on the postgame shows. Scott Garceau and Ben McDonald have been very solid on TV — especially McDonald, who’s really good at passing along his knowledge and observations. Bordick is much better on the postgame than on the broadcasts, and a big upgrade over Dempsey IMO. Whoever he’s been paired with has been solid. On radio, I’ve really liked what Geoff Arnold brings to the table, and Melanie Newman has been solid as well. Overall, there’s a lot to like here.
I think teams are going to be really reluctant to take on money just because of the uncertainty of the world right now. There's a totally possible chance the stadiums are empty or at a reduced capacity next year too.
OTOH, I think the offers for someone like Cobb will simply be too low. The playoffs will be too much of a crapshoot for teams with 8 teams instead of 3 + WC. I would be tempted to say it would take something like a team willing to eat part of Davis' contract for any signficant roster to moves to be made.
it would suck if the O's are playing well, even maybe fighting for a playoff spot, then Elias pulls up the rug.