AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Take me online to the ballgame.
Television and radio may not have carried Tuesday's South Atlantic All-Star game in Augusta. But several hundred fans with home computers caught the game live via the World Wide Web.
The Augusta Chronicle's online service and WRDW-TV, which teamed up for the event, billed the broadcast as the first minor-league all-star game shown over the Internet.
"We're extremely happy to let our users enjoy this cutting-edge technology," said Joseph Trotz, director of the newspaper's Wide World Web site.
Computer users watched the game by downloading and installing software allowing those with a 28,000-baud modem and an Internet connection to see video and hear sound instantly.
WRDW-TV provided a cameraman and two sports anchors -- Paul Davis and Lachlan McLean -- to do the play-by-play announcing. The Augusta Chronicle provided the technical expertise, plus the hardware and software needed to broadcast the game.
The Northern All-Stars beat the Southern All-Stars 9-0.