Isn’t it interesting how the first three days of the MLB postseason
have showcased games with distinctly similar personalities on each
day?  Day one saw 3 dominant pitching performances in games that all
lasted mercifully under 3 hours.  Day two was comprised of three
blowouts that dragged on forever it seemed, with the first two games
bleeding into coverage of the games that followed.

Speaking of that bleed, TBS is using sister network TNT to cover
simultaneous action which is the only way I can watch the broadcasts
in HD, and of course as soon as the need for bleed coverage ends, TNT
returns to being the Law & Order channel.  Why no HD on TBS?  Only 6
days ago TBS  was being broadcast in HD via Charter in the ATL.
However, Turner Broadcasting has decided to maintain their local
signal, or the original WTBS, as “Peachtree TV”, and make TBS
nationally syndicated and no longer a concurrent local feed.  They are
to this point broadcasting none of the programming on this “new”
channel in HD. And yet Charter has inexplicably replaced what is now
the national version of TBS in their HD lineup with this non HD
Peachtree TV spin off.  What makes even less sense is their
broadcasting of a non HD version of TBS which thankfully has allowed
me to watch the games at least.  It is difficult to imagine this is
just incompetence on the part of either party, and smells much more
like a game of chicken while meanwhile their customers get ignored.

Anyway, enough of my ranting and back to baseball.  Yesterday’s
contests were garden variety October nailbiters, both ending in walk
off fashion. That the Red Sox won and the Yankees lost made it all the
more enjoyable.  It is surprising that all four NLDS series now sit at
2-0 because if ever there were a year where any of the 8 teams could
win, this is the one.

So what will today’s games bring?  Hopefully plenty of need for bleed!


Engadget’s 3GSM coverage is forcing me to consider whether I’m truly happy with my Samsung BlackJack (RIM fanboy I am not!).  After 3 months of ownership I can honestly say I am extremely pleased with it on many fronts:  form factor, WM5 smartphone OS (over PocketPC and never thought I’d say that); HSDPA, A2DP, etc. 

I recently purchased a Samsung 10 megapixel digital camera, the NV10, and it too is gorgeous and has tremendous build quality and functionality.  (review coming soon)

I have also been building up to my virgin HDTV purchase and the Samsung offerings are looking very atttractive to me for the same reasons as stated above.  But then I laid eyes on these shots and specs of the forthcoming Toshiba Portege G900 pdaphone.  The live pictures from Mobileburn look even more attractive than the press shots Engadget and other sites had previously posted.  The only “but” about this device is the 300mhz processor jkontherun is reporting it has.  Surely they had to do this to prevent battery life from being any worse than it’s surely going to be with a 480×800 screen resolution and a HSDPA radio embedded, but we’ll see if maybe some “execute in place” memory overcomes this the way Palm has done with the WM Treos. 

Getting back to my HDTV quest, I found an affordable 32 inch Toshiba LCD TV (768p) at hhgregg recently that has swayed me from the more expensive Samsung equivalent for now, and the fact that I already own an extremely capable Toshiba DVR is also influencing my lean. 

Oh, and did I mention I’m also on a mission to replace my Toshiba Portege 3505 Tablet PC with maybe a Samsung Q1B UMPC……