Saturday, May 7, 2011

Back To Back

Cutting a baseball game when a pitcher is threatening with a perfect game or a no-hitter is great fun for a television baseball crew. These scenarios don't happen very often but when they do the rush is incredible.
The whole crew is pumped. I wrote about this subject yesterday when the Cardinals pitcher threw a perfect game into the 8th inning.
Well, the Brewers pitcher was throwing a no-hitter into the 8th inning of today's game!
Back to back games of no-hit baseball going into the 8th inning - this just doesn't happen.
I wrote in my book Cutting The Game, Inside Television Baseball From the Director's Chair that the most fun a TV baseball director can have during the game is cutting a homerun. There is usually at least one homerun hit during the game and cutting a homerun is certainly a blast.
But there isn't anything that describes the feeling and emotion in the TV truck as a perfect game or no-hitter is unfolding.
There is a rush like no other during these times.
The Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander threw a no-hitter today against the Toronto Blue Jays.
My buddy "Ice" either produced or directed that game.
I can promise you - Ice is still pumped and that game was completed 6 hours ago.
We didn't have a no-hitter or a perfect game the past two days but just the threat two days in a row is incredible.

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