Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Red Sox Film Project To Be Named Later

A fine time was had by all Tuesday, August 21 at Professor Thom's as Bombo Films, the makers of "Still We Believe", continued shooting for their next big Red Sox fan documentary. This was their fourth time at Thom's this summer recording New York's most eloquent Sox fans giving their version of play-by-play during a Sox game.

The exact plot of their next film is not yet laid out, but most of the shooting will reportedly involve Boston personality Mike Barnicle discussing the Olde Towne Team with other notable Sox fans like Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jack Welch, and even some Hollywood types and footage cut in of what Sox fans are doing around the country.

Two by two eager fans signed up and sat in for an half of an inning providing colorful commentary and witty asides. It's a baseball version of karaoke, or as it's called at Thom's, Ka(y)reoke in honor of the Yankees' broadcaster Michael Kay who inspired the whole thing.

John Quinn, Thom's regular and host of Ka(y)reoke said, "We figured that if he could do it, we could too. Besides, we just couldn't stand listening to him anymore."

The "broadcast booth" consisted of two tables pushed together and draped with a bunting borrowed from Busch Stadium following the 2004 World Series, two microphones, and various Red Sox desktop idols like Wally the Green Monster, Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo, and a Roger Clemens bobble head adorned in a cowboy outfit made from dollar bills holding a sign that read "Will work fer money".

The fan favorite this evening was Fitzy from "Townie News". Fitzy makes a living commenting on the Boston sports scene, vivisecting both undeperformers and opponents with his "GFY" stamp and making gods of it the great ones like Tom Brady whom he calls simply "TFB".

The folks from Bombo will be back at Thom's several times more this season starting with the August 28 game versus the Yankees. As for Ka(y)reoke, that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Says John Quinn, "Even the Red Sox owners have been here to see it."

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