Last night, I encountered another example of how wondrous modern technology is.

Prior to the Hannibal Cavemen game at Clemens Field last night, I was just hanging out in the grandstand when two couples came into the seating area. From what I could pick up from their conversation, I could tell they were from out of town. So, I struck up a conversation and discovered they were from California and they were the parents and grandparents of Drew Hacker, who plays second base for Danville. They mentioned they had heard our webcasts before, which was good. I did my best impression of Gail Bryant and/or Cindy Lovell, giving them the rundown on all there is to see and do in Hannibal. As I got into the webcast, I mentioned my conversation with the Hackers. Then, long about the 7th innings, Drew's mom came to me between innings and told me she had gotten a phone call from the other grandparents, who were listening in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin (I looked it up -- you can't get any farther northeast in Wisconsin without being in Lake Michigan). Then, this morning I found a message in my e-mail from Faith Murray, the Wisconsin grandmother, who had some nice things to say about the webcast. And, she liked KHMO on Facebook.

Just about all the teams in the Prospect League have webcasts of at least their home games. The webcasts serve an important purpose for the families of the players who may be a long way from home for the summer. Families are able to follow their sons and grandsons by finding one of the teams' webcasts.

I mentioned last night on the webcast that the days of listeners just being those within radio range are gone. With games as well as regular programming on the web, you could be talking literally to anyone in the world.

Modern technology is a wondrous thing.