Friday, March 10, 2017

Resources for thinking about Kevin Varrone's BOX SCORE

I'm working toward a talk on Kevin Varrone's Box Score: An Autobiography, finding video clips to go with some of the significant moments alluded to in the book. Some of these videos I find I can't watch--there's Ankiel throwing five wild pitches in the 2000 post-season for my Cards, and there's Andres Galarraga losing his perfect game to the umpire, Jim Joyce--neither of which I can bear. It's like baseball error porn, especially when you add on some of baseball's other world-historical errors, either inside or outside the game.


Eephus: Ted Williams hits homer off Rip Sewell in 1946 All Star game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDdwshL_Oxg

Eephus: Bill Lee to Tony Perez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJRXlCeAXPY

Eephus: Clayton Kershaw: http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/21753540/v608498583/ladatl-kershaw-throws-an-eephus-pitch-to-flowers

Steve Blass, the yips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa2uWYVaIbc

Mackey Sasser, the yips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DwjR5CNkr8

Rick Ankiel, the yips, 2000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDZX525CSvw

Rick Ankiel from center field in 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSFkhzpTnVU

NYer article on the yips from 2014: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/05/26/the-yips

3/24/01: Randy Johnson kills bird with pitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwpRHrAh3pk

Andres Galarraga loses his perfect game to Jim Joyce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlDTBDJbNE4

Galarraga and Joyce the day after: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRxEF-V4fio

Box Score of the game Varrone weaves through the whole: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PHI/PHI201006180.shtml

1997 game between Padres and Cardinals at Aloha Stadium: http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/boxscore?id=13600

Box score of game six, 2011 World Series: http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=201110270SLN

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