SpecialFNK wrote:how does yahoo go about doing stuff for each game? is there one person per game to write out whats going on like play by play/boxscore/ect? or is it done automaticaly with computers or something?
last night i remember checking the boxscore during the game for Tampa Bay and when Randy Choate came in to relieve James Shields, the boxscore said Randy Choate relieves Randy Choate.
EDIT: many times this season as the night goes on the yahoo scoreboard becomes slower and slower sometimes 15-20 minutes (or longer) behind actual real time.. but last night i was surprised as the night went on late yahoo scoreboard was actually right on time. well on time as they could be.
No, Yahoo has certainly hired a revolving staff of 18 or so to methodically type in information from every baseball game as it happens. And when the baseball season conflicts with the NBA and NHL, or with the NFL, they need like 50-60 guys just to type game logs. And man, when ESPN is covering NFL, NBA, NHL, College Football, and College Basketball all at once, they employ an army of 380 trained monkeys to sit there and peck out the details of every single game that's happening.
Or maybe it's a computer. And maybe sometimes computers slow down or confuse things. But no, that couldn't be it.