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

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
tshipman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogLook at the size of this WEEKEND OMNICHATTER!, for April 21-22, 2018
(85 - 9:14pm, Apr 21)
Last: Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April - June 2018)
(20 - 9:12pm, Apr 21)
Last: vortex of dissipation

NewsblogESPN's top 50 players
(15 - 9:08pm, Apr 21)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOTP 2018 Apr 16: Beto strikes out but is a hit at baseball fundraiser
(1186 - 9:08pm, Apr 21)
Last: Ray (CTL)

NewsblogOT - 2017-18 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to End of Time edition)
(2325 - 8:41pm, Apr 21)
Last: Crosseyed and Painless

NewsblogCallaway says Harvey might not make his next start after performance in 12-4 loss to Braves
(4 - 8:39pm, Apr 21)
Last: Ray (CTL)

NewsblogAngell: Night Moves
(3 - 8:12pm, Apr 21)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

Sox TherapyAre The Angels A Real Team?
(18 - 7:57pm, Apr 21)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine

Hall of Merit2019 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(106 - 6:31pm, Apr 21)
Last: Kiko Sakata

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(1542 - 6:13pm, Apr 21)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogWhy the drop in home runs in 2018? Major League Baseball had better hope it’s the weather.
(11 - 5:41pm, Apr 21)
Last: Walt Davis

Gonfalon CubsHome Sweet Home
(67 - 4:24pm, Apr 21)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-20-2018
(31 - 3:17pm, Apr 21)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogBryan Price dismissed as Reds manager | MLB.com
(96 - 10:13am, Apr 21)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogFrankly, my dear, I don't give an OMNICHATTER, for April 20, 2018.
(83 - 8:10am, Apr 21)
Last: cardsfanboy

Page rendered in 0.1170 seconds
47 querie(s) executed