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I just applied for a reporter position- the jobs are being advertised at espn.com, so I'm sure my resume will waste away with the thousands of others they're going to receive. I know I've got the experience to handle this, and I know I'd do a great job. But I don't market myself all that well and could really use an in if anyone's got one. I've got tons of reporting experience, have written baseball books, and have grinded through reporting and copyediting jobs at large daily newspapers.

Email me at shaunmccormack@gmail.com

1000 thank yous. If anyone can get me in the door I'll take you out on a date at your venue of choice.

Shaun (shaun), Tuesday, 8 November 2005 15:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh boy.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 8 November 2005 15:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

thirteen years pass...

Obv unrelated to the above, and I'm not really asking if anyone knows anyone etc; this was just the closest I found to a thread for a general question about mlb.com itself:

If you are on a desktop computer and click the "Scores" link in the top bar, is the date widget at the top of the scoreboard page one day off for you? Right now, mine shows the date "June 10, 2019", while the page clearly shows the results for June 11, 2019. The one-off error persists on clicking the left or right arrow for earlier or later dates, and then the discrepancy shows in the widget vs the URL as well.

No big deal, obviously, I just found it strange that such an error can persist for weeks without anyone noticing, and wondered if it could be clumsy timezone treatment or something (I am located in Norway). I did send customer support a headsup on this some time ago, and I'm sure you can guess what happened: Several hours later I get a helpful link explaining what to do if I'm having trouble streaming games on my connected devices. *eyeroll*

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 08:35 (six days ago) Permalink

fwiw, i cannot reproduce this error in chrome or firefox. maybe clear cache or something?

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 15:07 (six days ago) Permalink

Nope, still off. No matter, though, if it looks right in the US, at least that helps a bit with explaining how it can have been that way for so long. Thanks for doing a test!

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 21:21 (six days ago) Permalink

are you on a VPN?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 21:34 (six days ago) Permalink

No.

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 21:38 (six days ago) Permalink

Also, when I click the date widget, and select a date in the calendar, the date displayed afterwards is (unsurprisingly by now) still wrong, ie not the date I clicked, but the games shown are for the date I clicked. Oh well.

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 21:42 (six days ago) Permalink

Btw: Same thing happens in multiple browsers, on different computers, while logged in or logged out. Again, no big problem, but it does leave me mystified & curious.

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 21:46 (six days ago) Permalink

the magnetic north pole's rapid movement has unpredictable consequences

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 21:50 (six days ago) Permalink

I guess a plausible explanation could be that the widget display is timezone-aware in some way while the rest is not, so that when a dated URL is entered or a date selected in the calendar on my computer, say 11 June 2019, this is on as the time point 2019-06-11 00:00:00 in my time zone, which is converted to Eastern time 2019-06-10 18:00:00 and displayed as date only. The problem would then not show up in any regular US time zone.

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:00 (six days ago) Permalink

*"this is on" -> "this is seen"

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:01 (six days ago) Permalink


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