Video from clubhouse

You know that scene in Guilt Trip when Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen are at the Grand Canyon and she suddenly blurts out what almost every one of us who has visited the Grand Canyon has thought at some point while staring out at the magnificent grandeur, “How long are we supposed to look at it?” Well, that’s kind of what I was thinking by about the sixth minute of shooting this, so I cut it off at seven minutes. There are a couple of moments here where I lose the shot — those are the moments when I’m dodging a champagne or beer bath myself. Having been through a few of these over the years, I’m enough of a veteran now to know how to stand at the end of the room and stay relatively dry.

Enjoy.

2 comments

  1. Tony – just wanted to thank you and let you know how much your videos mean to a lifelong Dodger fan. I was keeping an eye on the game at work today via MLB gameday on my iPhone. I saw that the were down 6-3 and that they tied it 6-6. Then I had a meeting and the next thing a saw on gameday was the final score. Jansen pitching. 7-6 was the score. 3 outs. Flyball caught be Schumacher. I thought – “this feels anti-climactic” and I finished my work for the day and drove home. The traffic was really bad on 101 North in the Bay Area, where I live and work.

    When I got home and watched your videos, it really brought out the buried emotions that have been accumulating for the last 4 years. I remembered the promising young prospects they brought up – Ethier, Kemp, Kershaw, Gordon, and some others no longer with the team. I remembered the McCourt divorce, the bankruptcy and feeling ashamed at what had become of a franchise so rich with history, tradition and pride. I thought of the initial thrill with Magic and the new ownership group and the mega-trades for all-star caliber players that were once talented but had questionmarks around their ability to continue playing at a high level. I remembered the taunts from Giants fans here in the Bay Area about being in last place despite having such a large payroll. Then the team got healthy and everything clicked and for a time it seemed like they were never going to lose a game. Sure, the goal is to win the World Series. But, when I watched the videos of them celebrating after clinching the NL West, it was really satisfying and brought some closure to the roller coaster emotions experienced by some of us Dodger fans. Thanks for posting these.

    • extremely well stated, Ivan. Thanks for reading the blog and for taking the time to post your thoughts. I’m glad you enjoyed the video.