Sunday, January 27, 2013
WATCHA WANNA SEE ON YOUR GREEN SCREEN?
My green screen would look like this: I would see Phil Hughes strike out 15 to 20 a game! My 15-year-old son says as I write this, “now Mom, that’s just a bit far-fetched, don’t you think?” I say no. We pay him to strike hitters out, not to be a drama-queen on the mound. The side stories and booing of fans take away from the game and if Phil and the rest of the pitching staff can do their job, there would be no time for the director to veer off to the ridiculous fans or for Sterling to tell another story about why CC is not at his best today or why David Robertson isn’t ready for the task. On the green screen, behind Bob Lorenz, should be a victorious Hughes who rocked the house that night! I want to see Hughes’ concentration, his focus, his drive.
I want to see Jeter’s movement to the ball and Teixeira’s stretch for the out. I want the director to catch my thoughts- to cover the game I want to see, but at the same time, I want the Yankees to perform the way I visualize them to perform my head.
As a coach for my son’s little league team several years ago, my motto was “everybody hits!” And I want to see that. I want to see real, old time slugging. I want to hear the crack of the bat as Youkilis drives the ball deep. I want feel the breeze as Grandy slides into home.
Now I am not suggesting that we go all Jay-Z NBA 2K13, where “Jay-Z's role represents a unique fusion of basketball, music, art and entertainment, and illustrates the evolution of 'NBA 2K' into something much bigger than simply the best basketball video game series ever made," according to an article in the Hollywood Report (HERE), but I am saying that my green screen has more creativity. It fuses the entire fan experience- the explosive energy of the being there.
So as we enter spring training and our Yankees work hard to hit more, pitch better, and excite the fans at the ballpark, I am looking for more at home too. I want more from the coverage, more from the highlights and more creative angles and authentic audio! No nonsense, just game play. Bring it on! What’s on your green screen this season?
--Suzie Pinstripe, BYB Opinion Columnist
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