You Can't Tease Us Like This
According to the Globe, Mad Mike shot a home movie of last season that blows all the other films about the World Series out of the water:
Sox manager Terry Francona said, "It was great. Tremendous. It was funny, touching. I remember getting this thing in the mail and wondering what it was. I threw it in [the VCR] and then I realized what it was because he had walked around with that camera for so long. I just thought the whole thing was touching. It was comical at times. And it showed a lot about how the guys felt about each other. I thought he did a really good job. Unlike the NESN one or the one by MLB, this was one guy carrying around his camera, talking to his teammates, and that's what made it so special. I enjoyed it and my kids enjoyed it."
But, of course:
Timlin's film is not for the consumption of nosy reporters. Even Sox chairman Tom Werner was rebuffed by the director/reliever. Werner, a veteran of many successful television programs, said, "I tried to get Mike to let us put it on NESN, but he turned me down."
"It's personal," reasoned Timlin.
This is just like elementary school, when people would form some super secret cool kids only club...and then yammer on and on about their cool super secret activities, passwords, code words, etc. in front of non-cool kids, because what is a super secret cool kids only club if the not-cool kids don't want to join?
I'd do just about anything to see this film. I'm sure most Sox fans feel the same. If they don't want to let us see it, though, that's their right. But why bring it up, then? Why wave it in front of our faces?
Thanks a lot, Red Sox. I will now lead a life of torture just knowing this thing exists.