Before moving to our current apartment, Mrs. SF and I were reasonably happy customers of Time-Warner NYC. When Soxbaby arrived, we had to go mobile — upon arrival at our new pad we found that the building was serviced exclusively by DirecTV, an anomaly in Manhattan. It is, for the most part, a pain. Time Warner offers what we have come to believe is a better, more user friendly DVR, no outages during snow and rainstorms, and most of the major sports’ leagues packages (minus the NFL). But what they don’t offer, and what, for the month of March seems like an extremely early holiday bonus, is NESN. NESN!
So despite being trapped (by choice, of course) in enemy territory and thanks to our idiosyncratic rental building I am able to tune in on a cold Saturday afternoon in West Chelsea and watch our team get in shape. Today it’s mostly guys wearing triple digits on their spring training outfits battling it out against the Pirates. It may not be official on the calendar, but it sure feels like Spring is here.