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kris-co
10-20-2007, 07:12 PM
Our beloved Colorado Rockies are in the World Series :cheer2: DH is freaking because we're cruising for the 1st time on the Oct 27th Eastern right in the middle of the games. There has to be a sports bar that will be showing the games right? Anyone know the time difference in the Carribbean? Do the stateroom tv's get cable channels? Thanks!

Joel110
10-20-2007, 07:50 PM
The World Series is on the Fox Network and most of the in-room channels are Disney owned, including ABC, ABC Family, the Disney Channel, several ESPN channels, Discovery, Discovery Travel, CNN and CNN Headline. So I doubt they pipe it into the room.

However, they will certainly try to carry the World Series in the sports bar. I've read that there can be times when the satellite doesn't cooperate, but they'd do their best.

CraftyMouse
10-20-2007, 08:13 PM
Yes, they will probably show the WS games. When we cruised in '04 I watched the Red Sox ALDS games in Diversions. I kept running into this guy who was a Yankees fan who continued to tell me that the Sox were "going down". Well...the Sox won and went on to the ALCS, playing against the Yankees. Oh, how I would have loved to be onboard with that guy during the last four games of that series! (For those who don't know what happened, the Sox made baseball history by coming back from being down 3 games to none to win the series 4 games to 3...against the Yankees!)

Anyway...as I sit here watching the Sox game I digress...yes, you should be able to watch the series. If the Sox are the team playing your Rockies you can think of me, here at home, cheering in the opposite direction. ;)

ragdoll
10-20-2007, 08:44 PM
DH just said that he wants to pack up and leave Cleveland.:crazy:

CraftyMouse
10-20-2007, 08:55 PM
DH just said that he wants to pack up and leave Cleveland.:crazy:

Sorry. As a long-time Red Sox fan I feel your pain. :sad1:

Your WS victory drought is nowhere near what ours was, but if the Indians do win this series I will be rooting for them to take it all. But I'm really hoping they don't win this series. Sorry again.

ragdoll
10-20-2007, 09:03 PM
Sorry. As a long-time Red Sox fan I feel your pain. :sad1:

Your WS victory drought is nowhere near what ours was, but if the Indians do win this series I will be rooting for them to take it all. But I'm really hoping they don't win this series. Sorry again.

It's just that Cleveland always chokes. Doesn't matter which team it is. Seems that they can only get so far and that's it. :confused3

Colorado DISers
10-20-2007, 09:47 PM
:thumbsup2 GO ROCKIES:thumbsup2

We are partners in 4 season seats and we drew game 5 of the WS if it goes that long. I would love to go to that game, but if the Rockies sweep I won't be heartbroken about missing the game.

yndygo
10-21-2007, 12:58 AM
:cheer2: :cheer2: Go Rockies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheer2::cheer2:

I've been sitting here all day debating whether to go down and get in line on Monday morning, since it's a line-lottery for home-game tickets!!

Honestly tho? I'd LOVE to be watching them win from the deck of the Magic or Wonder up on the Jumbotron!! :)

Certainly warmer!! (It's supposed snow here tonight in Denver! Tomorrow's night Bronco game is gonna be collllllld!!)

:woohoo::woohoo:

CraftyMouse
10-21-2007, 08:27 AM
It's just that Cleveland always chokes. Doesn't matter which team it is. Seems that they can only get so far and that's it. :confused3

Oh ragdoll, I hear you! The Sox have been breaking our hearts for decades! They always get thisclose to making it and then...don't. 2004 was a dream come true for those of us in Red Sox Nation. Like I said, if we don't win tonight I'll be rooting for the Indians to go all the way. Sorry Rockie's fans.

MinnesotaMouseketeers
10-21-2007, 08:53 AM
Our beloved Colorado Rockies are in the World Series :cheer2: DH is freaking because we're cruising for the 1st time on the Oct 27th Eastern right in the middle of the games. There has to be a sports bar that will be showing the games right? Anyone know the time difference in the Carribbean? Do the stateroom tv's get cable channels? Thanks!

It should be played in the sports bar, if they are receiving a signal. We just got off the Magic on Saturday and last Sunday they had the large screen tv and four smaller screened tvs playing a different NFL game. They first went around to everyone asking them to vote on which game they wanted to watch on the large screen, the game with the most votes got in that one.

We did loose the signal several times early in the games but they always got it back. They reminded us that we were on a "moving ship" and the weather that day was very overcast.

I think he has a very good chance of seeing it while on the ship. :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

Colorado DISers
10-21-2007, 11:56 AM
:cheer2: :cheer2: Go Rockies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheer2::cheer2:

I've been sitting here all day debating whether to go down and get in line on Monday morning, since it's a line-lottery for home-game tickets!!

Honestly tho? I'd LOVE to be watching them win from the deck of the Magic or Wonder up on the Jumbotron!! :)

Certainly warmer!! (It's supposed snow here tonight in Denver! Tomorrow's night Bronco game is gonna be collllllld!!)

:woohoo::woohoo:

You won't have to stand in line for tickets. They are only available online through the Rockies website. That makes it easier and a lot warmer!:)

ColoradoMom!!
10-21-2007, 04:49 PM
Wooooo HOOOO:banana:

My son got to go to one of the playoff games against the Diamondbacks, but that will be it for us! I heard there is only 17,000 available seats, and with ticket brokers going after them on the internet, I don't think we stand a chance.

We are old/loyal fans - but we also got use to paying $8 at King Soopers for great seats. :thumbsup2

It is so exciting for Colorado and I am so happy for Todd Helton! :goodvibes

LisaBi
10-21-2007, 05:07 PM
They did have the playoff games on the jumbotron last week. I probably wouldn't have noticed, but I happened to climb into the hottub with a group of ladies who were huge Rockies fans and were watching the game while enjoying the tub.

yndygo
10-21-2007, 06:16 PM
You won't have to stand in line for tickets. They are only available online through the Rockies website. That makes it easier and a lot warmer!:)

Oh that was just stupid of them - their website is bad enough without being slammed by WS ticket seekers.
They should've left the prior announcement about sales at the park alone.

tvguy
10-21-2007, 09:39 PM
Other than the reception issue, you should have no problem seeing the series.
It's not like the NFL or College Football where you have more games on that there are TV's.
Bet Fox let's them put it in the staterooms too........this years pairing isn't what Foxed had hoped for (no big national interest in these teams), so they need all the viewers then can get. They expect to lose money on this year's pairing.

CraftyMouse
10-21-2007, 11:38 PM
This years pairing isn't what Foxed had hoped for (no big national interest in these teams), so they need all the viewers then can get. They expect to lose money on this year's pairing.

<CraftyMouse clears her throat...ahem, ahem...>

What???

<CraftyMouse does not agree with TVGuy. Clearly he does not understand the national appeal of the Boston Red Sox. CraftyMouse shakes her head.>

yndygo
10-22-2007, 01:27 AM
<CraftyMouse clears her throat...ahem, ahem...>

What???

<CraftyMouse does not agree with TVGuy. Clearly he does not understand the national appeal of the Boston Red Sox. CraftyMouse shakes her head.>

Actually, I'm with you on this.
All of the sportscasters have been saying all day that this is a great pairing, because Boston has such a huge following and Colorado is kind of the 'underdog' - they're already saying it's a David v. Goliath kind of thing - and I suspect it will do just fine.

:rolleyes:

outahere
10-22-2007, 06:26 AM
Bet Fox let's them put it in the staterooms too........this years pairing isn't what Foxed had hoped for (no big national interest in these teams), so they need all the viewers then can get. They expect to lose money on this year's pairing.

You Gotta Be Kidding Me!!!!!!!

Have you seen how any Sox fans are in the stadiums when they play on the road?

GO SOX!!!!!!

MaryJ
10-22-2007, 06:34 AM
Last year we were on the Wonder during the World Series, and we watched the Cardinals and Tigers play on the Ariel View Screen by the pool. It was a Spanish language station that was broadcasting, but we were still able to see all of the game. It was great....especially when the Cards won!

draamamom
10-22-2007, 08:43 AM
Have you seen how any Sox fans are in the stadiums when they play on the road?

GO SOX!!!!!!

Yeah, the only time the Orioles sell the stadium out anymore is when the Red Sox or Ya***es (sorry, DH won't let me say their name) are playing there...

OceanStateKelly
10-22-2007, 09:22 AM
Its New England's Year

Go Red Sox!!!
Go Pats!!!! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

tvguy
10-22-2007, 06:41 PM
Actually, I'm with you on this.
All of the sportscasters have been saying all day that this is a great pairing, because Boston has such a huge following and Colorado is kind of the 'underdog' - they're already saying it's a David v. Goliath kind of thing - and I suspect it will do just fine.

:rolleyes:

Well, Fox may be surprised, but Fox has already put in place plans to reimburse advertisers for "lower than expected" ratings for the series.

ColoradoMom!!
10-22-2007, 08:34 PM
Perhaps on National TV it isn't a big draw, but there were 8.5 millions hits on the Rockies site for tix this morning, so it crashed the site. :scared1:

Also the Rockies have a pretty amazing winning streak - maybe that will drum up some interest. I agree too that the Red Sox have quite a national following. But I am sure TV guy is right - if he has earned his user id :happytv:

SnowWhite2
10-22-2007, 08:35 PM
As someone mentioned previously, it will probably be shown on the Jumbotron on Deck 9 but expect the video to be from a Spanish station with American sound. The American sound it not interpreted from the Spanish, just the American sound to the game being broadcast in the US. Let me try to explain that again: The stats, titles and broadcasters are all in spanish but the american sound does not sync with the video. After a few drinks, it gets rather funky because your eyes and ears can't comprehend what is going on. I had to leave deck 9.

If you get seasick, this is a bad combo.

tvguy
10-22-2007, 09:00 PM
Perhaps on National TV it isn't a big draw, but there were 8.5 millions hits on the Rockies site for tix this morning, so it crashed the site. :scared1:

Also the Rockies have a pretty amazing winning streak - maybe that will drum up some interest. I agree too that the Red Sox have quite a national following. But I am sure TV guy is right - if he has earned his user id :happytv:

Another World Series that was predicted to be a loser was 1989, which was huge here, A's and Giants. It took an earthquake to get anyone outside Northern California or the Bay Area to watch it!! Without the quake, it would have shattered ratings records for San Francisco and Sacramento, Salinas and Chico television stations, and been a bomb nationally.

Colorado DISers
10-22-2007, 09:06 PM
Yeah, the only time the Orioles sell the stadium out anymore is when the Red Sox or Ya***es (sorry, DH won't let me say their name) are playing there...

You can do it. Say Y-A-N-K-E-E-S! After the SOX loss to the ROX DH won't let you say R***ies. ;)

winegeek
10-22-2007, 09:20 PM
Newbie here! We're going on our first disney cruise June 2008 (Wonder, 4 day double dip)

For what it's worth the ratings for the ALCS were good. Game 7 : 11.7 The series itself averaged 7.4

Fox Sports president said there were few national teams in any league, and it "naturally improves the ratings"

Red Sox, Yankees, and a few other teams have the name recognition to bring in the ratings. I'd bet the dream lineup for Fox would have been Red Sox/Mets, a rematch of 1986 proportions, but no such luck.

Thanks DIS, this is a great site, I've learned so much on what to expect for our first cruise.

tvguy
10-29-2007, 10:57 PM
You Gotta Be Kidding Me!!!!!!!

Have you seen how any Sox fans are in the stadiums when they play on the road?

GO SOX!!!!!!

And the numbers are in. I was off a bit, it was the second worst rated World Series.

Interesting that the Rockies website took 8 million hits when only 17 million watched the series.

Now Fox has to settle up with sponsors who paid for their ads to be seen by a largesr audience that the series drew.

--------------------------------
World Series nets second-lowest ratings


09:23 PM CDT on Monday, October 29, 2007
By BARRY HORN / The Dallas Morning News

The Red Sox sweep of the Rockies earned Fox's World Series coverage the second-lowest rating ever. The four games averaged a 10.6 rating across the country, better only than last year's 10.1 for the Cardinals defeat of the Tigers in five games. Each Red Sox-Rockies game averaged 17.1 million viewers, up from 15.8 million last year.

Before the Series, Fox Sports president Ed Goren reminded that the longer a series goes, the better the ratings should be. Sweeps are the bane of network sports broadcasting.

DAD AT DISNEY
10-30-2007, 11:18 AM
Its New England's Year

Go Red Sox!!!
Go Pats!!!! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

Don't forget about B.C.