Category Archives: Baseball

People Disappear Every Day

“I used to be someone else. But I traded him in. Uh, what about you?” -David Locke (Jack Nicholson) in Mike Antonioni’s The Passenger (1975). Every time someone leaves the room, they disappear. Or at least so says Maria Schneider’s … Continue reading

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Besides, He’s a Saint

Given the bias of this operation, I can be silent no longer. And let’s be honest — the Hot Stove is sometimes more appealing than cruel realities. As you may know, on December 2, 2010, the Chicago White Sox signed … Continue reading

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Against Interpretation: Aramis Ramirez, The Kuleshov Effect, and The Sports Viewing Experience

“The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena: the Videodrome. The television screen is the retina of the mind’s eye. Therefore, the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. … Continue reading

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Dino De Laurentiis, 1919-2010 | Dave Niehaus, 1935-2010

Without Blue Velvet, I’d have never fallen in love with film. Thanks, Dino, for that and a million others. He brought us the grand salami, and broadcast the Mariners from their inception in 1977 to present day. I’m glad to … Continue reading

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