Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
October 13, 2004
BASEBALL: Setting The Stage

In the movies, or in a novel or a play, the ideal opening act is one that introduces all the major dramatic tensions without resolving any of them. In an action film, you want a gripping opening, but one that won't overshadow what comes later.

That's what we saw last night. We weren't treated to a historic comeback, or a perfect game, or a game-breaking ninth-inning rally, or vengeance for past defeats, or a beanball war. But we got a tantalizing taste of each. Dramatic themes have been introduced: Will Curt Schilling bounce back in his next start, or is he ailing? Can the Red Sox stop Hideki Matsui? Will Joe Torre ever be dumb enough to use Tanyan Sturtze again? How much gas is in Joe Frazier's car? (Well, maybe not that last one).

Stay tuned tonight - same bat time, same bat channel.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 09:15 AM | Baseball 2004 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: michele at October 13, 2004 10:16 AM

Schilling looked tired.

One question. Do they have a barbershop in Boston or are they stuck in the 70's?

Posted by: roux at October 13, 2004 10:56 AM

It's amazing how many storylines there were out of that one game.

Posted by: Dr. Manhattan at October 13, 2004 12:10 PM
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