Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 8/3/12
Here’s how it plays out in the Brad Pitt movie: It’s the ninth inning of game seven, the 2012 World Series. Yanks down by one. The Giants’ evil Matt Cain – portrayed by a CGI-enhanced Mark Ruffalo - is firing a shutout. Around the globe, children of every ethnicity and Higgs boson-collision-angle hug their electronic devices in rapt attention, as Ichiro – (Brad) - trudges to the plate. Yeesh, he looks old. He’s had a great October, capturing the attention of the world, and even the monster aliens who are monitoring our civilization in outer space. (Touched by the Yankees' heroic campaign, they no longer plan to eradicate us.) Yankee fans weep openly, recalling the final days of Bobby Murcer, or Enos Slaughter, or even Johnny Callison. Ichiro is our last best chance. Here comes the pitch, 100-mph fastball… and the universe stops…Listen: In Hollywood, we could be "Mighty Ducks V." But in life, we don’t get to game seven unless Joe fixes our RISP problem. Nobody homers their way to the Promised
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