Oct 13, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT
Great story in the New York Times today going behind the scenes at MLB Productions, where “loggers” — the only people more obsessive than bloggers, it would seem — watch and label every single play of every single baseball game with various descriptive tags so that video clips can be easily accessed later.
The cool part of the story is that fact that there appear to be tags for, like, everything. “Double play,” “curtain call,” “fist pump,” “animal.” Yeah, there’s “animal” for when squirrels run on the field and stuff. It’s pretty neat, actually.
In the comments: think of tags that probably don’t exist on their little system but that would have, at some time, been useful if the video archiving had always existed. I’ll throw out “hippie gets beatdown.“
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- Stephen Strasburg exits start in the second inning with an apparent injury 4
- More than half of polled baseball fans prefer having the pitcher hit 33
- The Marlins aren’t happy with the Dan Jennings hire 40
- Andrew McCutchen is doing just fine now, thank you 16
- The schedule: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it 69
- And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights 72
- Eduardo Rodriguez dazzles in major league debut 23