Statement on second half of Saturday’s St. George’s vs. St. Mark’s football game

I want to extend my apologies to those of you who tried to tune in for the second half of Saturday’s St. George’s vs. St. Mark’s football game. Allow me to explain what happened:

Towards the end of the first half I got a notification from Windows 10 (my computer’s operating system) that an update had to be installed, and like most Windows updates nowadays, you can’t put it off, and it will take a lot of your precious time to install it.

Unfortunately, today it came at one of the worst possible times, and as the update started and turtled along through halftime, the third quarter and the fourth quarter, I realized I would be letting a lot of people down, especially considering there ended up being several exciting plays in the second half.

So what this means is that there will be no on-demand download of the game, and I’m going to have to invoice Microsoft for shutting down my work and denying me a paycheck (yeah, I know, good luck with that), but hopefully we will not encounter this problem any time soon… or ever again.

In the meantime, the next broadcast is next Saturday at 11:25 a.m. – Milton Academy at Lawrence Academy football. Hope to see you guys then.



2016 ICL playoffs schedule announced

The Intercity League has announced its 2016 playoff format and schedule. After two years of a double-elimination format culminating in the best of five championship series, the league will return to a best of three first round, best of five semifinals and best of five championship series format.

Six teams will qualify, with the top two seeds receiving first round byes. Four teams have qualified as of this post and will be, in some order, seeds one through four: Lexington, Andre, Watertown and Reading. Only Arlington has been eliminated from playoff contention. Melrose, Somerville and Wakefield continue to battle for the fifth and sixth seeds.

LSP will broadcast all Lexington Blue Sox playoff games and potentially more depending on the results of the rest of the playoffs.

The schedule is as follows:

First roundĀ (best of three)

Game one – Monday, August 8
Team #6 at Team #3
Team #5 at Team #4

Game two – Tuesday, August 9
Team #3 at Team #6
Team #4 at Team #5

Game three – Wednesday, August 10 (if necessary)
Team #6 at Team #3
Team #5 at Team #4

SemifinalsĀ (best of five)

Game one – Sunday, August 14
Team #4, #5 or #6 at Team #1
Team #3, #4 or #5 at Team #2

Game two – Monday, August 15
Team #1 at Team #4, #5 or #6
Team #2 at Team #3, #4 or #5

Game three – Tuesday, August 16
Team #4, #5 or #6 at Team #1
Team #3, #4 or #5 at Team #2

Game four – Wednesday, August 17 (if necessary)
Team #1 at Team #4, #5 or #6
Team #2 at Team #3, #4 or #5

Game five – Thursday, August 18 (if necessary)
Team #4, #5 or #6 at Team #1
Team #3, #4 or #5 at Team #2

2016 ICL Championship Series (best of five)
All games at Morelli Field, Melrose

Game one – Sunday, August 21
Game two – Monday, August 22
Game three – Tuesday, August 23
Game four – Wednesday, August 24 (if necessary)
Game five – Thursday, August 25 (if necessary)

Highlights: Matt Wilner, Lexington Minutemen boys’ lacrosse goalie

Check out Lexington Minutemen goalie Matt Wilner’s highlights from his senior season in 2016.

Statement on trouble accessing broadcasts

It’s been brought to my attention that several listeners have had trouble listening to broadcasts live. This is a separate issue from Ustream interrupting the broadcast with ads just as a certain player is about to step up to the plate (sorry, Mrs. Voitik). That can be solved if I can sell advertising on my broadcasts and articles and pay Ustream whatever king’s ransom they’re asking for (hint, hint).

As for other issues accessing the broadcast altogether, I will say this: There’s nothing I can do during the broadcast short of making sure I’m connected to the Internet, my browser is still working, the audio is still on, etc. I am willing to help you with your tech support if you can give me concrete examples of what your troubles are. 

Gather the following information:

  • your operating system
  • your browser
  • your ISP
  • whether you are having trouble accessing other websites
  • screenshots of what you see
  • concrete descriptions of the problems you encounter
  • steps you’ve taken to try to solve the problems

And email them to I will get back to you as soon as I can.

And in the meantime, tune in today at 12:55 p.m. for the Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Baseball Classic, live from Morelli Field in Melorse. The Intercity League will look to defend their title and win their third title overall in this one-day tournament also featuring the Park League, Yawkey League and Cranberry League.