Horn blasts arent phony. There's a group of 10 or 12 real fans who go to a gate of the stadium where they can see a tiny sliver of the field through bars and they sit in lawn chairs and stand on ladders and follow the game and blow horns and do some chants. They wear masks and say they social distance. The Phillies even turned on TVs over concession stands in their view so they can watch the game.
They call themselves the Phandemic Crew or something like that.
Aaron Boone and the Yankees actually complained about them saying the horn blasts were timed with pitches just like fans who try to disturb golfers by making noise just as they swing.
Google Phandemic, you'll find articles about the m.
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.