Monday, July 19, 2010

What A Blast!

The most fun a TV baseball director has is cutting a homerun.
There is a chapter about the homerun "cut" in my book "Cutting The Game, Inside Television Baseball From The Director's Chair". (
Our text poll question for tonight's telecast asked viewers to vote for the most homerun friendly ballpark in MLB. The ballparks in the poll question were Citizens Bank Ballpark (Philadelphia), Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati), Coors Field (Denver), and Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Perhaps, after tonight's game, Busch Stadium should be added to the list.
The Cardinals hit four homeruns tonight with three in the fifth inning!
Capturing the exciting moment of a Cardinals homerun is a blast.
Cutting a homerun with the homerun trot and the crowd and teammates going crazy is exhilarating.
Cutting back to back homeruns is wonderful fun as I try to differ the cut of the second homerun from the cut of the first one. Adding to this special moment, the second homerun hit in the fifth tonight was the first major league homerun hit by the player!
Cutting a baseball game can't get any better than when a third homerun is hit in the same inning!
The crew is already "pumped" from the first two homers and capturing a third homerun creates an awesome feeling throughout the whole crew.
This game/telecast was a blast to be part of.
Even my car breaking down on the way home after the telecast did not dampen my mood.

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