Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Special Show

After last night's game/telecast, I blogged that the show was the best of the 2011 season.
However, if tonight's telecast wasn't the best show of this season, it certainly was the most special.
One of the themes we followed during the show concerned Yadier Molina and a young fan with a medical problem from Puerto Rico who was a guest at the game of Molina.
Although it wasn't a Make-A-Wish moment, it certainly followed along those lines.
We established the theme early in the telecast and followed it throughout the show.
During the game, Cardinals' third base coach Jose Oquendo stood next to the young man who was located in the photographers well next to the Cardinals dugout.
Also, Molina drove in the first run of the game with a double and as he arrived at second base, he pointed to the young fan in the dugout who pointed back to Molina. Our best replay sequence of the telecast occurred after this play as we really captured this special moment.
Then, in the bottom of the ninth, with the score tied at 1 - 1, the Cardinals had the bases loaded, Lance Berkman at the plate and Yadier Molina standing next to the young fan in the camera well!
How lucky can one be!!!
Berkman got a base hit, the Cardinals won and I cut to Molina and the young fan as they both ran on the field to celebrate. In fact, I established the winning run running down the third base line to score and cut off the runner before he touched home plate to capture the moment of Molina and the young fan.
I am still wondering if I cut too early to Molina and the young fan.
I may have cut too early but following this theme of our telecast really created a special show.
In fact, the most special show I have ever had the privilege to be a part of.

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