Monday, June 29, 2009

Thanks To Me?

I'm watching the Red Sox play the Orioles on MLB Extra Innings. They've only got the home feed, so I have to watch Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). Jim Palmer and Gary Thorne are their announcers, and I generally like both of them.

Several times in the early innings, Jim Palmer referred to Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester having dealt with leukemia.

So, I went to the MASN web site and filled out a "contact us" form as follows:
Please tell Jim Palmer that Jon Lester had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, not leukemia.

Within ten minutes of my note, Jim Palmer made the correction on the air. Wonder if it was because of my note.

©2009 Douglas T. Dinsmoor



At June 29, 2009 at 7:57 PM, Blogger Douglas T. Dinsmoor said...

The email (below) that I received from MASN is circumstantial evidence that it was my comment that got Mr. Palmer to correct himself. The timing is perfect.

Subject: Jim Palmer Comments
From: Customer Service
Date: 5:55 PM

Dear Douglas,

Thank you for contacting MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment.

We appreciate fan feedback and have forwarded your message to the appropriate MASN staff.

Thanks again for your interest in MASN.

Your Friends at MASN

Oh, yeah... The Red Sox won, 4-0.


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