Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Little Things Matter

Marc Fisher has a nice little column about observing a baseball game, and how watching some of the subtle things at a baseball game can be more rewarding than following the ball.

I've done what he talks about, and followed a single player around for a game. It really is interesting how they go about their positioning, and many of the signals they'll make to other players.

It can also be interesting to focus on the umpires and how they're constantly adjusting their location and using hand signals to communicate with each other.

It's easy to miss all those things when you're watching on Fox -- especially with their never-ending closeups: Hey look! Derek Jeter needs to blow his nose!


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