Video: “Best Game Ever”

posted at 10:28 pm on April 8, 2008 by Allahpundit

A necessary palate cleanser after that shinola sandwich I fed you earlier. Part flash mob, part Internet stunt, part psychological experiment, it’s either the magical realization of every boy’s sports fantasy or a harrowing journey into fear for the kids who can’t play and don’t want any extra attention called to that fact. Which is it? This unathletic beta male knows.

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Sue on April 8, 2008 at 10:34 PM

Now it is playing.

Sue on April 8, 2008 at 10:35 PM

Haha, wow.

AbaddonsReign on April 8, 2008 at 10:37 PM

The expressions on their faces…and then the Goodyear blimp…that was great.

jackmac on April 8, 2008 at 10:37 PM

Talk about making a kid’s day! That was pretty cool.

DAT60A3 on April 8, 2008 at 10:39 PM

They did a similar thing where they turned a small time rock bands little gig into the Best Gig Ever. There are a ton of things like this on their web site, but IMO the little league one is the best.

Bad Penny on April 8, 2008 at 10:41 PM

That was great… I needed that to cool off from that teen kidnapping/torture/battery video.

Claypigeon on April 8, 2008 at 10:42 PM

Whaddya know, the MSM can get something right. Good deal.

Freelancer on April 8, 2008 at 10:47 PM

That Rocked!

localmalcontent on April 8, 2008 at 10:50 PM

The parents saying is this for real? ::grin:: Very nice.

Sue on April 8, 2008 at 10:50 PM

That video is so awesome.

p0s3r on April 8, 2008 at 10:53 PM

Good things still happen.

BL@KBIRD on April 8, 2008 at 10:54 PM

Video is gone.

MikeZero on April 8, 2008 at 10:55 PM

That was awesome. Much needed after the end of civilization video. Maybe there’s hope for the Western world yet!

Good ol’ AP, he always knows what we need.

TX Mom on April 8, 2008 at 10:57 PM

We need more happy stories like this.

WisCon on April 8, 2008 at 10:59 PM

Yay!

>:}

Chakra Hammer on April 8, 2008 at 10:59 PM

Holy crap, I can’t believe they got all that done. These are the same guys who did the stunt with a bunch of people with blue polo shirts in a Best Buy, a bunch of guys all taking their shirts off at the same time in an Abercrombie & Fitch, etc.

Jim Treacher on April 8, 2008 at 11:07 PM

Brilliance. Total and complete awesomeness.

Midas on April 8, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Kudos to NBC and Goodyear who collaborated on it. They had a fake press conference afterwards, too.

amerpundit on April 8, 2008 at 11:33 PM

Great post! Great kids! Great America!

Pass the peanuts, will ya?

Limerick on April 8, 2008 at 11:43 PM

This is the same group that did the great Frozen Grand Central gag where they walk through Grand Central at random spots and freeze at the same time for five minutes.

eforhan on April 8, 2008 at 11:45 PM

That was awesome.

Jaibones on April 8, 2008 at 11:47 PM

Damn. I thought we were finally going to have a WoW thread.

Blacklake on April 8, 2008 at 11:49 PM

Haha, awesome!

Vigilante on April 9, 2008 at 12:06 AM

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again.”
- Terrence Mann, Field of Dreams

Send_Me on April 9, 2008 at 12:09 AM

Whatta cool video. Made the kids’ year no doubt. A super nice thing to do for them, and have fun too!

Improv Everywhere’s great. Here’s a creative “flash-frozen” mob they put together in NYC – the station’s patrons applauded when they were done:
Improv Everywhere at Grand Central Station

inviolet on April 9, 2008 at 12:19 AM

“Best Game Ever Evaaaaaaaahhh!”

Fixed it for ya……….

Thanks Allah…….. needed that.

Seven Percent Solution on April 9, 2008 at 12:20 AM

I did not read all of the comments, but I believe this may be their best..”Frozen” in Grand Central Station

lsutiger on April 9, 2008 at 12:32 AM

Improv Everywhere’s great. Here’s a creative “flash-frozen” mob they put together in NYC – the station’s patrons applauded when they were done:
Improv Everywhere at Grand Central Station

inviolet on April 9, 2008 at 12:19 AM

Beat me to the punch!

lsutiger on April 9, 2008 at 12:37 AM

Had the blimp said, “Go Mudcats! Go Lugnuts! Go Ron Paul!” Then it would have been the best video evah.

And they call themselves improv artists. Amateurs!

Nethicus on April 9, 2008 at 12:40 AM

lsutiger on April 9, 2008 at 12:37 AM

Glad you liked that one too. Hopefully more will go see it now that two of us are recommending it. :D Loved that one that I.E. did at the Strand too.

inviolet on April 9, 2008 at 12:43 AM

AP is athletically challenged why am I not surprised?

Poptech on April 9, 2008 at 12:49 AM

Kids looked happy. A few parents looked like they were ready to call the cops or more “california style”, their lawyers.

Big Daddy Cool on April 9, 2008 at 1:35 AM

This rivals the Grand Central Station for kewlitude.

- The Cat

MirCat on April 9, 2008 at 2:22 AM

Excellent! Baseball is also the perfect game! Too bad we have so many imperfect guys playing it in the bigs these days…

sabbott on April 9, 2008 at 6:24 AM

Bravo Allah! Well done!

Zorro on April 9, 2008 at 7:01 AM

Classy.

JS on April 9, 2008 at 8:13 AM

This was just great. I hope it gets repeated all around America. Just think: no steroids, real fan appreciation, and leaving a lasting positive memory in these youth. My hat is off to everyone that was involved.

trs on April 9, 2008 at 8:43 AM

Fantastic.

Troy Rasmussen on April 9, 2008 at 9:23 AM

Thanks for posting, really nice!

brtex on April 9, 2008 at 9:36 AM

I wish they’d shown more of the game.

srhoades on April 9, 2008 at 9:50 AM

Awsommer, that will be in their minds from now on. Great video. Really liked the looks on the players faces when they took the field.

pueblo1032 on April 9, 2008 at 10:10 AM

This was fun. Both of my kids played ball all through college and I miss the games. There is nothing like kids and a ballfield. I can taste the soft pretzels, nachos and bubble gum now.

eaglesdontflock on April 9, 2008 at 10:39 AM

The Goracle will not be pleased when he learns about this.

gabriel sutherland on April 9, 2008 at 11:07 AM