Yeah, I know it's been on for eight days already, but I still wanted to mention it. The MLB Channel is on Comcast and Direct TV in Montgomery County. I'm sure it's on elsewhere, too, but I can't vouch for that. (One thing I strive for here is 100% truth and accuracy. Nope. Can't even say that with a straight face. Almost made it, though.) It's on channel 280 on my Comcast digital cable lineup. The shows on it may be old, and lacking good production value, but there are a lot of things worth watching. Which brings me to my first complaint... When the hell is Comcast gonna update their channel guide to show what programs are actually on? Jesus Christ! All it says is, "MLB Baseball Programming" on the guide. But wait! I actually have a solution (imagine that)! Here is a handy dandy link for you to see what is showing on MLB channel. I bookmarked it yesterday, so it automatically loads 1/7/09 programming. If someone knows of a better intro page, please let me know.
So, enjoy the quality programming. One thing I'm looking forward to is the results of this year's HOF balloting. It will air on Monday 1/12 at 2PM. Followers of this blog know I can't get my SlingBox to load on my work network (Commie Tyrants!!) so I'll be recording it and watch when I get home. Anyway, I'm blabbering here, but take a look at the schedule, and I'm sure you'll find some stuff that interests you. They certainly have a ton of content, and I'm looking forward to watching it more often than talking with my wife.
Speaking of the wife, that leads me to my second point. Mrs. Section 138 was nice enough to let us use some of our wedding money (along with a gift card given to me by my coworkers) to purchase a 42" LCD HDTV. Yuppers, I've finally entered the 21st century. Gotta say, HDTV is mind blowing. I didn't think I would notice the difference, but now I don't even watch channels that aren't broadcast in HD. Well...except for... the fricking MLB NETWORK. Thanks, Comcast, for screwing me on that! My brother gets the channel in HD in Dallas, so why can't I? If anyone has anything other than Comcast, can you let me know if you get it in HD (DirectTv, Dish, Fios, etc.)?