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 . . .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."
. . . 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."
Monday, June 9, 2008
Why Do They Always Cut to Bad Movies?
Angels fans were spared Mark Ellis' walkoff granny yesterday: