Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
With no need for further introduction, I present "If Aaron Sorkin Wrote a Show About Baseball", by ex-Cheers writer and baseball broadcaster Ken Levine (link courtesy of Baseball Think Factory):
This is how I imagine a typical scene would go.
EXT. KAUFFMAN STADIUM -- NIGHT
THE MANAGER, LEO, TROTS OUT TO THE MOUND TO TALK TO BELEAGURED PITCHER, DANNY (THERE'S ALWAYS A DANNY). THE BASES ARE LOADED. THE CROWD IS GOING NUTS. IT'S GAME SEVEN OF THE WORLD SERIES.
You can't get a good lobster in this town.
Last I checked we were in Kansas City.
4.6 billion pork ribs sold every year and 18.9 tons of beef consumed annually since 1997
They like their beef, what can I tell ya?
But you'd think just for variety's sake.
I can still throw my curve.
I'm not throwing enough?
I've seen more lobsters. ...
Keep reading the rest at Levine's blog.
I've got to say, whatever happened to the old Sorkin? He once said he tried to write both Sports Night and West Wing as comedies first and dramas second. The characters and actors seemed to really enjoy what they were doing. In Studio 60 they say they really enjoy it, but act as though its a burden.
Old question, how do I italicize something?
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