One of my many pet peeves about watching sports on television are the graphics pasted all over the screen by directors who believe they are enhancing the viewer’s experience.
At the beginning of the current baseball season the folks at ESPN decided that we need a small white box, called the K-Zone, superimposed above home plate on EVERY PITCH so we can see if the pitch is in or out of the strike zone.
I can’t begin to tell you how irritating that has become, especially if it is a high-scoring game where the pitch count surpasses 400. Even the most novice baseball fan knows where the strike zone is.
Can’t we just see that box on borderline pitches and keep the screen clear of more clutter?
It also irritates me when the network places a bloated graphic plugging a program that is on the horizon, sometimes not until the next week. I don’t want to see Fox Sports plugging a dating reality program while there are bases loaded with two out.
PLEASE, let us watch the game without all these graphics filling the screen every two seconds.
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