Man versus Ball

JAMES BLAKE, THE COPS & ME

I had a moment with James Blake on The Grandstand Court at the U.S. Open. This was back when Blake was a rising player with flamboyant dreads, and I was a ball boy with  bad allergies. During the match, Blake smashed a serve directly at me. I didn’t move my hands because I didn’t want to interfere with the return....
If you haven’t already seen HBO’s The Leisure Class, you should. Then watch, Project Greenlight, the reality show which spawned the movie - and reach your own conclusions. You gotta watch both. It’s a package deal. PGL offers a little bit on the filmmaking craft — and much, much more conflict. Hey, it’s a reality...
Dear Steve Bartman, Just a short note. You don’t know me. I feel like I know you though. I guess so many of us do. You entered our lives just over twelve years ago for a moment and then, well, you disappeared. And now, I wonder about you. I wonder what would have happened...

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