Links for October 27, 2015

Epilogue from The San Francisco House – Postmortem for (the current form of) The Latitude.

Without a clear border to entry, and with hugely varied levels of engagement, the Latitude invited a great deal of confusion and mismatched expectations. Was experiential adventure a new product and service category? Was it an inspiring form of play and entertainment? Was it a self-organized social club? Was it a religion? I don’t know if anybody completely agreed. There were so many blanks to be filled in. The Latitude may have served multiple purposes, but ultimately it could not be all things to all people.

Here's everything that happened in the historically bizarre 7th inning of the Blue Jays-Rangers Game 5

In the bottom of the inning, the Blue Jays came up and grounded a ball to short. Elvis Andrus booted it. The next batter grounded a ball to first, and Andrus couldn’t handle a tough, low throw from Mitch Moreland, who picked up the error. Two on, no outs. The next batter bunted it to Adrian Beltre, who spun and fired the ball to Andrus covering third … and Andrus couldn’t handle that.

Flipping out

Martin then casually throws the ball back to the pitcher … only it HITS THE BAT of Shin-Soo Choo and rolls away. Rougned Odor races home. Gobsmacked. Because: NOBODY HAS EVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. One-hundred-fifty years of baseball, we’ve seen throws kill birds, we’ve seen relievers brought to the plate in little cars shaped like baseball caps, we’ve seen a pitcher throw a no-hitter on LSD, we’ve seen a 3-foot-7 person draw a walk, we’ve seen closers choke stars, but WE’VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. And if someone is now emailing in to list off the times it’s happened before, I would advise: I HAVE MORE CAPITAL LETTERS THAN YOU DO.

Fast and Furious 6: Plane Scene in Real-Time