Monday, June 9, 2008

Why Do They Always Cut to Bad Movies?

Angels fans were spared Mark Ellis' walkoff granny yesterday:
It probably won't live in infamy for decades, but Channel 13 had its own Heidi moment Sunday, cutting away from its Angels TV broadcast to a movie called "Smilla's Sense of Snow" right before the A's Mark Ellis hit a walk-off grand slam in the 12th inning . . .

. . . At 5 p.m., just before the final pitch, Channel 13 went to a color bar, a black screen with a KCOP logo, a commercial, and then to the movie, which TV Guide described as a "thriller about a half-Inuit scientist (Julia Ormond) who becomes obsessed with the suspicious death of an Eskimo boy in Copenhagen."
OK, this has to be a bogus story, because I'm almost positive that was one of those made-up movies they used in Seinfeld episodes. Like "Chunnel," and "Death Blow."

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

APBA Guy-

I think KCOP had seen Bootcheck pitch before, but they couldn't get the movie threaded up fast enough to avoid his entire outing.

Sitting in my living room, delirious from having traveled from Florida, I told my girlfriend that if Ellis got a fastball, he'd hit it out.

Of course, no one could predict a fastball right down the middle.

Nick said...

My favorite Seinfeld movies were "Sack Lunch" and "Prognosis Negative".

scatterbrian said...

Seriously? I thought I had a TiVo issue...

Nick said...

Oh and "Rochelle Rochelle - A young woman's strange and erotic journey from Milan to Minsk."

Richard Dansky said...

The sad thing is, the book (Smilla's Sense of Snow) wasn't bad at all...

Daniel said...

With Bootcheck pitching, I figured the game must be over. I should have saved time and turned off the game as soon as he came in. Smilla probably could have pitched better than Bootcheck...that guy has lost whatever command he had last year.

Daniel said...

With Bootcheck pitching, I figured the game must be over. I should have saved time and turned off the game as soon as he came in. Smilla probably could have pitched better than Bootcheck...that guy has lost whatever command he had last year.

Daniel said...

Sorry for the double post.

Osmodious said...

When I was a little kid, the Yankee games were on Channel 11, WPIX. When there was a rain delay, they'd generally show F-Troop...if it was a rain-out, they'd show an Abbot & Costello movie.

I can't recall them *ever* cutting over to either of those during a game that was still being played, though (believe me, there were times you wished that they would...one can only handle so much Frank Messer). The vaunted YES Network has done that once or twice...but it was that awful running show they have (yeah, it's great watching people jog in NY, thanks). Thankfully, their rain delay coverage is half decent, though (nothing as good as F-Troop, actually...usually a Yankeeography Yankee Classics game or something).

Loztralia said...

The book is called Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow. It's by Peter Hoeg and it's really good.

Loztralia said...

The book is called Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow. It's by Peter Hoeg and it's really good.