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The Set of 400: #313 – My Favorite Comeback in Sports History

Today! Because they’re here, every April, they’re here. 1:05 or 7:05, there is a game. And if it gets rained out, guess what? They make it up to you. Does anyone else in your life do that?

Fever Pitch (2005)

Directed by the Farrelly brothers

Starring Jimmy Fallon, Drew Barrymore, Willie Garson, Ione Skye, JoBeth Williams (x3), Lenny Clarke, James Sikking, Siobhan Fallon (x2), Andrew Wilson, Jack Kehler, Maureen Keiller, KaDee Strickland, Evan Helmuth, Johnny Sneed, Johnny Damon, Jason Varitek, Trot Nixon

And sometimes the movies on this list aren’t going to be about the movie at all. Okay, that’s not entirely fair. Fever Pitch is a perfectly fine movie. But there was a certain serendipity in the production of the film that makes it a classic in my estimation. You see, it was filmed during the 2004 baseball season, so they had no idea the Boston Red Sox were going to finally win the World Series that year. The movie – probably rightfully so – was supposed to end with them losing, as they had done for the previous 86 years. In 2003, the Red Sox were devastated in the ALCS by the Yankees, losing in Game 7 in extra innings, so why would anyone assume they’d finally get to the mountaintop in ’04? Continue reading

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The Knowingly Undersold 2013 World Series Report!

World-Series1Hoo-boy! This year’s fall classic was a real humdinger! Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, winning their eighth championship, and third in the last ten years, four games to two! And what games! Exciting! Riveting! And Knowingly Undersold was there!

That’s right, for the first time, our crack reporting team was on hand to witness the glory and grandeur of America’s pastime up close! Now, for reasons of transparency, it is worth noting that our travel and entertainment budget would not possibly have been able to include plane trips and hotels in Boston and St. Louis from our home base in Chicago, therefore only one game was actually attended. But what a game! Game Three! Let’s go now to that report, covering all the excitement of the 109th World Series! Continue reading

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