Kudos to the Director of Photography and all the June 15, 2010 homefield camera operators for adding punchlines to Bert Blyleven and Dick Bremer’s musings on Pavano’s ‘stache and others’ potential staches on the computer generated stache cam. (Slowey did not look good with the mustache.) The camera folks took an artistically long amount of time showing a variety of mustaches on fans in the stadium, and I think it was some of the funniest and best camera work this year. The timing with the commentary was right on. I am going to watch that game again on my mlb.tv (not a good product) just for the camera work. Sure there may have been some stuff going on at field level, but who cares. This was part of baseball and what you would notice if you were actually at the game. This was life and a photo essay all rolled into one, and choreographed with Blyleven’s round about vocal stylings. I am inspired and will soon self publish my poem Carl Pavano’s Mustache. It will probably become a mini series on the Hallmark Channel.
Guest commentator, Joe Nathan, did a nice job at trying to keep Bert on track that night, spelling Bremer a bit to have his own fun. That’s my favorite part of the game: seeing how much Blyleven can digress. I love him. A couple games ago (or “episodes” ago maybe, since there’s been a nice through line and story arc with the whole facial hair thing), Bert made the awesome comment, ‘That stache is coming in hard,” regarding Pavano, and that has set the tone for the rest of the season. That stache is coming in hard. Bert could work for air traffic control, but then nobody would be able to land, unless Dick Bremer came in to call the directions.