I’m a little rattled at the moment.
I’m not sure how many of you remember about eight years ago when Carin and I were convinced that there was a ghost in our house. Well, he…she…they…whatever it is went quiet after that and we didn’t think much more about it once it did.
While puttering around the house this afternoon, I had the Giants and Nationals game on the MLB app. As it was getting close to ending, I looked at the clock and thought to myself “once this is over, maybe I should switch it to the Jays feed and see if I can catch a bit of the pregame.” Soon enough, the final out was recorded and the Giants had won. Then, before I even had time to reach for the phone, something happened. Jon Miller announced that the game was over. I started to walk across the room. Suddenly…silence.
“Damn internet,” I said under my breath.
But then, the opening strains of a familiar song began to play.
That was immediately followed by a commercial for Lotto 649.
“What!?” I said aloud. “They don’t have Canadian lotteries in California.”
I unlocked the phone and sure enough, I was suddenly on the feed for the Blue Jays broadcast.
I swear to you all, I didn’t touch anything. This happened all on its own.
At first, I tried to rationalize it by wondering if perhaps one of the recent app updates added a feature that would switch to your favourite team’s feed at the end of another game if it was active. But I was swiftly disabused of this notion when I remembered that I have four favourite teams selected in my settings.
So here I am, left with only one explanation.
Welcome back, helpful ghost pal. It’s good to see you…I think