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World Series: Giants vs. Angels

GiantsGreat baseball game tonight in the first game of the 2002 World Series!

Interesting to learn that Giants’ manager Dusty Baker is at the end of his contract and doesn’t know where he’ll be coaching next year.

Lots of money being spent on credit card advertising during tonight’s game. The big spenders are MasterCard (from their priceless series) and BankOne (with a new “choose your card” theme).

I always marvel at that ad insertion technology used on televised games these days. You know, that banner ad a bit to the left and behind home plate? It’s a virtual banner — that can be changed on a whim (or, rather, for $$$). It’s not used in some of the replays — you see just a green pad instead of an ad. Clearly, some remaining technical work to be done!

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