I tried to make the Opening Day matchup between the Red Sox and Yankees watchable by synchronizing it to Radiohead’s OK, Computer. The experiment, which is documented in my latest at Hardball Times, yielded a few fun results:
No. 14 is up for the Yankees. Odd stance. Waggles his bat a lot. “Keep breathing,” advises singer Thom Yorke.
Mystery revealed: This is Curtis Granderson, and he takes Beckett deep to straightaway center. Much more satisfying than Posada’s homer, which emphasized placement over distance. Granderson got all of his.
Another base hit, and Boston’s pitching coach comes out to chat with Beckett. Yorke closes with the line, “We hope that you choke.”
Radiohead is such a mean band. Big bunch of meanies, those guys. Anyway, you know what to do…