World Series: Run Radio Through the TV -- Banish Joe Buck and Tim McCarver!
|Learn how to keep them out of your home! No Holy Water necessary!|
So, yes, the Giants are going to the World Series. But the action is being called by Buck and McCarver. Grilled cheese, anyone?
But, thanks to a benevolent use of technology, you need not have Buck or McCarver ruin your World Series experience. With the use of a few downloads and a truly informative website, local fans can listen to Miller*, Fleming, Kruk, and Kuip call the Series -- and watch it on TV at the same time.
Rather than listen to the bloviating, sanctimonious, nausea-inducing drivel from the FOX broadcasters, your humble narrator has spent the playoffs listening to the radio, then peering over a small, muted TV in the corner to catch any great plays. Sadly, the radio and network television are a good 15 seconds out of synch; Jon Miller is calling "Adios Pelota!" for a home run on the next pitch Juan Uribe will be delivered.
This page -- Bote's Radio Delay Tips -- offers a comprehensive guide on several methods of synchronizing the radio and television. If ever you were looking for a benevolent use of the Internet -- you've found it.
Perhaps the most powerful tool to keep Buck and McCarver out of your homes is this free download from Daan Systems. It's called "Radiodelay" -- and allows you to run radio input through your television, and delay it for a period of your choosing, up to 30 seconds.
Thanks to this unforeseen boost from the Internet, Buck and McCarver can be reduced to talking to themselves -- and kept far, far away from the Giants in the World Series.
*Note: Jon Miller is calling games on ESPN radio for the World Series. Kruk, Kuip, and Flem are calling on KNBR.