Friday, July 20, 2012
A Wow Bomb
Behind great starting pitching, the Cardinals beat the Cubs 4 - 1 tonight in 2:37. This was a pretty uneventful game/telecast except for the fact of the longest homerun ever hit at the new Busch Stadium. Matt Holliday's 469 foot homerun on a hanging splitter was absolutely crushed. As you know from my book "Cutting The Game, Inside Television Baseball From The Director's Chair" (now available on the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes and Noble Nook for $2.99) cutting the homerun is great fun for a TV baseball director. As the ball hit the bat I took camera 2 (high home) and said "Oh my God" and before I took another camera I uttered "wow". Homeruns are great fun to cut. Homerun bombs are even better.