For the second straight game, the World Series saw a weird ending. This time, with the Red Sox leading 4-2 with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, Koji Uehara caught Kolten Wong off first base for the rare walkoff pickoff. Sadly, Fox missed Uehara's pickoff move and only caught the tail end of the play because they were too busy with their 47 crowd shots between pitches, fixated on a female Cardinals fan. Hopefully at least she had a good view of the play.
Video via Amanda Rykoff
Natch - FOX focuses on the same thing that clutters its other airwave - blond hotties - rather than what matters. Can't someone else please bid on the MLB contract??
I'm not surprised this happened. Directors are taught to tell the story through pictures. Modern-day directors think that using every camera available is a good way to tell the story. So, there are lots and lots of shots of crowd, family members of players, VIPs in the stands or club boxes, etc. However, the most IMPORTANT story is the game and what's happening on the field. That is where the director's focus should've been and not trying to build drama by shooting people in the crowd while the ball is in play.
Check out Mike Shannon's play-by-play: "Why would they (the Sox) be holding? That's silly." Priceless.
At least we got to hear what a bad idea it was to hold him on base by Tim McCarver for at least 5 minutes before Wong got picked.
We did get to hear McCarver say, "that cannot happen" a few dozen times. He cannot be gone soon enough.
@smithy123 Fox? Thinking?