Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, November 16, 2012

Yankees to be subject of play

Further proof that the protagonist is not necessarily a good guy.

Gamingboy Posted: November 16, 2012 at 12:11 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: stage, screen and holodeck, yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: November 16, 2012 at 12:31 PM (#4304303)
Eight or so years ago I saw a play called The Savior of Fenway, set in a bar in Quincy, MA where the regulars sat around and watched the Sox blow the 2003 ALCS. It was a play about four men watching sports, but it was really about American manhood, the hopes and expectations possible for someone with a very limited horizon, and what it means to "make it" and what that means to the people around you who aren't going to make it. It was very heartfelt, very well acted, and felt very true. It was heartbreaking and also ery funny at times. One of my favorite parts was when the young bartender who also plays college ball describes his workout regimin, and one of the regulars starts talking contemptuously about buff, metrosexual men. He sort of talks to himself, and then takes a step towards the audience to continue with his thoughts. The effect was of a Hamlet-style soliloquy but with the content being a lot of nasty things said about "six-pack underwear models". It was hilarious. The Savior of Fenway was a really excellent little play that so far as I can tell got a short run in New York and three or four weeks at the Cambrige YMCA, and then disappeared forever.

This play about the Yankees is probably going to make a ton of money and completely suck.
   2. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: November 16, 2012 at 12:56 PM (#4304325)
Attention must be overpaid.
   3. PreservedFish Posted: November 16, 2012 at 01:28 PM (#4304357)
I read a review of a play in which the story of a single Simpsons episode is retold again and again, with corruptions and embellishments piling up over the generations.
   4. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: November 16, 2012 at 01:30 PM (#4304361)
I read a review of a play in which the story of a single Simpsons episode is retold again and again, with corruptions and embellishments piling up over the generations.

You must mean the one where Homer traded Marge to Mr. Burns for a lifetime supply of Lard Lad.
   5. BDC Posted: November 16, 2012 at 01:37 PM (#4304376)
Thanks for that tip on The Savior of Fenway, Fernigal. I hadn't heard of the play, and need to go find a print copy and read it if I can.

Plays about the Yankees are not unheard of: Damn Yankees at least has them as the bad guys in the background, and there's a good one-act play called Lou Gehrig Did Not Die of Cancer that isn't really about them either, but uses a Yankee-fan context. Richard Greenberg's excellent Take Me Out is about a team called the New York Empires, thinly fictionalized versions of the Yankees.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 16, 2012 at 03:14 PM (#4304517)
Coming soon -- in the spirit of Damn Yankees -- ####### Red Sox, the story of desperate fans who swear by all that is Holy that they only want to win "just one" World Series, but break their vow at the earliest opportunity, provoking the wrath of the Baseball Gods and dismay across New England. Directed by Bobby Valentine.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
phredbird
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogHomer Simpson inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
(31 - 5:39am, May 29)
Last: QLE

NewsblogOTP 22 May 2017: George W. Bush photobombs a sports reporter
(1707 - 5:18am, May 29)
Last: SBB, Live from the Alt-Center

NewsblogScott Boras says Jake Arrieta still elite pitcher even though velocity has dropped
(19 - 3:10am, May 29)
Last: Meatwad

NewsblogFormer Senator, baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning has died
(71 - 2:22am, May 29)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogMike Trout sprains thumb in Angels’ loss to Marlins
(15 - 2:06am, May 29)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogYankees ticket sales plunge; New York has lost $166 million since 2009 | SI.com
(22 - 1:35am, May 29)
Last: base ball chick

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(4416 - 12:51am, May 29)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogBrian Kenny on Twitter: "Regarding the Andrew McCutchen comeback: An absence of good news.
(21 - 10:50pm, May 28)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogTerry Collins deserves more time with Mets, but will he get it? - NY Daily News
(7 - 10:26pm, May 28)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogOT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(557 - 9:50pm, May 28)
Last: Pirate Joe

NewsblogPhillies' Bowa, Hernandez form bond that crosses generational and cultural lines
(4 - 9:35pm, May 28)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogA lie told often enough becomes OMNICHATTER, for May 28, 2017
(54 - 8:49pm, May 28)
Last: AT-AT at bat@AT&T

NewsblogA look at what all 30 teams can do with MLB's free agent mega-class of 2018-19
(66 - 4:59pm, May 28)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogWell said: Orioles are 'swinging at a lot of pitches we probably can’t do much with' - Baltimore Sun
(1 - 3:10pm, May 28)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogStephen Strasburg sets career high with 15 K's | MLB.com
(5 - 3:10pm, May 28)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

Page rendered in 0.2306 seconds
47 querie(s) executed