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Pinch hitting: It Is High, It Is Far …

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jan 15, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

January is traditionally a slow month for baseball news. So for the second year in a row, we will showcase other blogs with a series of pinch hitters.

Next up are the guys from It Is High, It Is Far, It Is … Caught. Their humor blog is perpetrated by a loose collective of authors, journalists, a lawyer, a banker, a sportswriter-turned-bartender, an unemployed copywriter and several phantom lurkers.

Here is how they describe their blog: “The only thing we have in common is the Yankiverse. We do not take ourselves seriously, but we do take the Yankees very seriously. More than anyone else, we condemn Yankee failures. And more than anyone else, we celebrate great Yankee victories… keeping in mind that every Yankee victory is a great Yankee victory. Please visit us often.”

And now to their post …


The Current Cinema: Yankees Edition

Don Zimmer is an aging pretty boy seeking redemption through violence in THE WRESTLER.

Ian P. Kennedy raises more questions than answers in DOUBT.

Poor boy Joba Chamberlain makes the journey from squalor to success in SLUMDOG MILLIONNAIRE.

Robby Cano plays an immovable object in THE DAY THE SECOND BASEMAN STOOD STILL.

Mark Teixiera is a man who will not say “no“ in THE YES MAN.

Mariano Rivera is THE COOLER.

Brett Favre faces a threatening presence from the past in THE GREAT MANGINI.

Eric Duncan travels through a mysterious wormhole in STARGATE SCRANTON.

A free-swinger seeks exotic new positions in SEXSON IN THE CITY.

Two brothers take the world by storm in HANK & HAL’S INFINITE PLAYLIST.

An ancient curse comes to life in INDIANA YOUKILIS & THE CRYSTAL SKULL,

A strange monster destroys NYC’s greatest landmark in OVERFIELD.

A rollicking tribute to pole dancers and conviviality in JOBA MIA.

Gerrit Cole takes the lead in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3.

An aging right-wing blogger in a desperate effort to inspire his team: Curt Schilling stars in THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

Shelley Duncan as a man who turns into a powerful monster in THE INCREDIBLE HULK.

Hank Steinbrenner as the tragic victim of rectal-cranial inversion in GET SMART.

Carl Pavano and A.J. Burnett star in the medical drama, E.R..

Joe Girardi recites injury reports to a tough gang of beat writers in LIAR LIAR.

Johnny Damon leads off a great ensemble in FORGETTING BERNIE WILLIAMS,

Brash young military man Joe Girardi heads a ragged team of rebels and millionaires in JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EAST.

Boston fans say farewell to their peripatetic leftfielder in BURN AFTER TRADING.

Paul O’Neill is the man behind the mystery digits in THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST.

Mark Teixeira seeks toe-curling, mind-bending shopping for his wife in TEX IN THE CITY.

Buzz Bissinger is the final holdout for the 19th Century in THE LAST ANGRY MAN.

Roger Clemens shows his best side in BE KIND, BEHIND.

Sinister force Scott Boras threatens society, in THE DARK KNIGHT.

David Wells is an ageless creature seeking new victims in TWILIGHT.

Kyle Farnsworth hatches a doomed plan to change history in VALKYRIE.

Manny Ramirez shakes and bakes LA in PINEAPPLE EXPRESS.

Three grizzled vets in their quest for the top: Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera in SURVIVOR: THE BRONX.

Madonna and A-Rod in the comedy romp FORGETTING CYNTHIA RODRIGUEZ.

Chien-Ming Wang tries a few new steps in SHANGHAI SURPRISE.

The mysterious disappearance of batting power is explored in MELK.

Cal Ripken Jr. heroically beats a record set by a guy with a fatal disease in the 90s period drama IRON MAN.

And you’ll be glad they’re on radio and not TV in JOHN & SUZYN MAKE A PORNO.


OK then. Next up in the rotation will be Travis from Pinstripe Alley.




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