You are Adam Kennedy. You had a fruitful career in pro baseball, earning more than $20 million and winning a World Series ring with the 2002 Angels. You belted three homers in one ALCS game. You see a ghost.
Week two of our quest to decipher MTV2's baffling MLB collaboration, "Off The Bat." This week: talking sad reality television with Jeremy Guthrie, bullying Adam Jones into dancing, and the question of who this is all even for.
... Well, besides Major League Baseball's latest, strangest and most Fat Joe-aided attempt to cast itself as a Young People Thing, and television's finest source for uncomfortable Bryce Harper chuckling.
How did a great Joe Montana touchdown pass to Dwight Clark become "The Catch"? The same way all NFL myths get made: because NFL Films had its camera in just the right place, and knew just how to sell it. An excerpt from Travis Vogan's book Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media.
In most sports, competitive parity is viewed as a goal. In the post-Tiger PGA, it's flattened things maybe too much. At age 20, after nearly winning at Augusta National, Jordan Spieth looks just about ready to shake things up.
Because they're so oversold, and so often so successful, everyone feels a little too much love or a little too much hate for Duke basketball. This makes it difficult to remember what suddenly appears clearer after March Madness subsides: that the Blue Devils, before they're a brand or a metaphor or anything else, are just a college basketball team.
Cedric Moodie has had a long career in basketball, and continues to pursue it Canada's National Basketball League. It's his job and his calling, but Moodie is not likely to get higher than a long-ago meeting at the rim with the greatest that ever played.