Monday, May 21, 2012

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Highlights Vin


Top class of ESPN to run this vignette...or, VIN-gnette. I was at the game so I don't know when it aired, but I assume it was before the game began.

UPDATE: The video has been removed for copyright reasons. If anyone has a link to another, possibly more legal version, we'll put that one up. Good thinking, ESPN - reduce the amount of imprints for your brand/product!

UPDATE (from Orel): New version up!

13 comments:

Steve K said...

It was a great clip. It aired early in the game, but I don't think it was before it. It looks like the Dodgers are up to bat at the very end of the clip.

Fred's Brim said...

Damn - the MLB Secret Police has taken that down already

Steve Sax said...

Not only that, I think the MLB Secret Police has captured Dusty and theyre torturing him right now

Fred's Brim said...

torturing him by making him drink Coors Light!

Dusty Baker said...

Help! I'm being oppressed!

Unknown said...

This sucks. That was a great clip. These guys are idiots.

Unknown said...

This sucks. That was a great clip. These guys are idiots.

Steve Dittmore said...

The age old argument in pro sports... Protect value of product by stopping copyright infringement or permitting positive PR.

I get it for live streaming, but highlights after the fact don't make sense.

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly, P Ditty. It would be free product placement and branding. Until a new generation of CEOs and decision makers populate studio and network leadership, there won't be an understanding of the "new" media universe and possibilities.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB the NBA seems to have a jump on other leagues with this. You can watch whole games on youtube if you are willing to watch them in 15-minute segments

Dusty Baker said...

As opposed to the 23 second segments one must endure between commercials while watching on regular TV?

Fred's Brim said...

I meant you can watch a game from the 87 finals or the 85 all star game. The NBA is more than fine with these being posted online

Dusty Baker said...

I see.

Ever watch those classic NBA finals they show? They are so rich because there aren't 732 commercials between time outs or fouls or whatever. The cameras zoom in on one or the other bench and capture the tension at hand, the coach drawing up a play, etc. modern NBA playoff games really miss that.