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Re: Is Yahoo always this bad?

Postby chadlincoln » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:34 pm

Ursa wrote:Andruw Jones just homered for TX, according to Yahoo. Which is fine except...........he didn't.

I just saw that.
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Re: Is Yahoo always this bad?

Postby rookies and cream » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:53 pm

^^^

Not Yahoo's fault. CBS made the same error. I believe the supposed HR was ruled a foul ball.
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Re: Is Yahoo always this bad?

Postby markj11 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:18 pm

Cobra_Kai wrote:
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.


You do realize someone does "methodically type in information from every baseball game as it happens". Unless you know of some type of computer that can watch a game and figure out what is going on by itself.
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Re: Is Yahoo always this bad?

Postby Cobra_Kai » Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:24 pm

markj11 wrote:
Cobra_Kai wrote:
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.


You do realize someone does "methodically type in information from every baseball game as it happens". Unless you know of some type of computer that can watch a game and figure out what is going on by itself.


The games themselves are recorded live by someone, yes. But it's not someone at yahoo. There's a company that does this, and yahoo merely contracts with them to get the stats put in. FSG has alluded to as much. Seriously, think about the logisitics: when it's the middle of December, and there are NFL/NBA/NHL/CFB/CBB games all going on, do you think Yahoo has a person for each game? No. Some service out there does, which transmits data to Yahoo (and perhaps other sites, depending). Otherwise Yahoo would need to have a staff of literally hundreds of people who would have no job other than to sit there and record games, and that makes ZERO sense from an economic and feasibility standpoitn.
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