Friday, September 9, 2011

Lows And Highs

The Cardinals beat the Braves in a must win game by the score of 4 - 3 in 10 innings.
There were many highs and lows in this game.
Low - The Cardinals were behind 2 - 0 after the top of the first inning.
High - The Cardinals scored a run in the bottom of the first inning and were behind 2 - 1.
Low - The score stayed 2 - 1 until the top of the ninth when, after the first two batters made outs, the Braves scored a run to go ahead 3 - 1.
High - The Cardinals tied the score in the bottom of the ninth after there were two outs.
Low - The Cardinals ran themselves out of the inning with a baserunning mistake.
High - The Redbirds won the game in the bottom of the 10th inning with a bases loaded sacrifice fly.
This telecast was spot on.
Our iso's in the bottom of the 10th inning captured the moment in quality fashion.
The mantra of a professional athlete is to never get too high and never get too low.
The same may be said for the TV baseball production team. Don't let the "lows" affect the coverage of the "highs". It can be easy to get down when your team is not succeeding. But this attitude will affect the quality of the coverage.
There were many highs as well as lows for our TV production team tonight. We didn't get too "down" with the "lows" and we didn't get too "up" with the "highs".
Great show!

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