Seeing the ball at MC -- mission impossible
Okay, before I get started on this rant, I want to point out that I have 20/20 vision, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with my eye sight.
I also want to note that I've been watching the coverage on ESPN Vivo, but I would like to hear if people have the same problem with other network's coverage.
Okay, am I the only one that cannot see the ball at all during a rally? I'll might see it for a split second when it hits the ground, but nothing when it's in the air. Seriously. It's so annoying.
And I'm not blaming ESPN Vivo either, because players play 10 feet behind the baseline on clay, they have to zoom the camera out, so you can see more of the court, thus making it smaller. Otherwise, you wouldn't see the players at all.
The balls are moving anywhere from 60-100 miles per hour.
And to top it all off, the clay at MC seems to a lot lighter than say the clay at RG. So a yellow (looks yellow anyway) ball moving on light orange clay at 100 miles per hour, with a camera that's zoomed out more than usually only equates to one thing: frustration.
I honestly think that they need to change the color of the balls, just for TV purposes. I mean -- what's the point if you can see the ball? Watching two guys swing a racket can get quite boring, if you can't follow anything.
Perhaps they should use a black ball? or a blue ball?
I know that's why they changed the surface color at the USOpen, but it's kind've hard to change the color of dirt.
Anyway, is anyone else having the same problem?
Last edited by deliveryman; 04-23-2006 at 09:03 AM.