Blue Jays will become the first MLB team in decades to not have a dedicated radio broadcast

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    Baseball is one of few sports I find paint a better picture on the radio compared to the TV experience.

    Going to be downgraded product but it's also a sign of the times. Can't recall the last time I listened to a game on the radio.
     
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    Hear a lot of people say this and while I’m certainly not saying it’s wrong by any means, just curious as to why you think so?
     
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    I find with baseball.because the pace is slower, a series of independent plays that make up the game, it's easier to call it 'frame by frame' so to say. It gives the announcer more space to describe the play/tell the story.

    Football works too. The Argos switched the road games (except Hamilton) on radio to the TSN simulcast and the details are lost. I think the same will happen to the Jays too.

    Not like I listened to either (or any sport) as of late and with the pandemic, I'm driving less hence listen even less
     
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    Read the article. The title of the thread is kind of misleading. Blue Jays will broadcast on radio, it will just be simulcasting of TV announcers.
     
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    Twice the Bucky?
     
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    SOUNDS EXACTLY like the decision Providence did with ending terrestrial radio broadcasts entirely....and solely relying on AHL TV
     
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    Reality is that radio is on its way out as a medium. This is something Canes fans had to confront when the organization split with Chuck Kaiton. As much as we all want to hang on to the old ways, there's just not much of an audience for it in the 21st Century. Good news is the reason there's so little audience is the abundance of other, better platforms.
     
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    There is a certain charm to the radio broadcast -- the announcer(s) can describe the weather, backdrop of the sky, the uniforms the players are wearing, the lighting in the stadium, the colour of the field...and it's like they are painting a picture in which you can envision it without even needing to see it.

    The sounds of the game are really captured as well, from the crack of the bat to the umpire's calls. There are even times you can hear the concession worker going up and down the aisles selling their products in between it all.

    There is just something about a radio broadcast where it allows the game to "breathe" that no other sport can capture.
     
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