Uh oh. Looks like autumn
Until recently—as in a couple of days ago—it didn't really look like autumn even though it's mid-October. When we were in New Hampshire a few days ago we could almost watch the leaves turning colors...mostly green on Friday, about half and half on Tuesday.
I haven't been to Edgewater Park in over a week, so I don't know the situation there, but in the Tri-C parking lot in Parma it's definitely Fall.
Oh well. Summer has to end sometime. The breeze still hasn't gotten that sharp edge of cold, but that's coming soon.
Too much information?
Trying to get some work done for my online class while the Indians were playing ball tonight, I knew I couldn't listen on the radio—too distracting. So I went online to MLB.com and found what they call Gameday: a realtime pitch-by-pitch, play-by-play simulation of the game.
You "see" each pitch as it comes in, its path indicated and the result shown by colored circles: red for strike, green for ball, blue for hit.
At the same time you get more information on each pitch than any normal person needs: release speed, result speed, pFX (?), amount of break for curve ball in inches and degrees.
Above this, a row of boxes under the players' pictures shows every pitch in the player's previous at-bats, with locations and results.
On the left there's still more information: a diagram of the field shows players and where each ball goes when it's hit. along with a text-based play-by-play.
OK, OK, I give up! That's way more information than I need. You know exactly what's going on, to the tenth of a degree, but you get none of the feel of a baseball game. I got my work done, though.