In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like Pedro Martinez, whose small bit of screen-time yesterday was the only part of Ken Burns's sad-bugle-and-Bob-Costas extravaganza that was worth a damn.
In 1993, Alex Belth left college and began working on Ken Burns's Baseball documentary, whose coda, The Tenth Inning, is airing now on PBS. Here, Belth recalls his time with Burns, his encounter with Carly Simon, and Roger Angell's clicking lozenge.
The line of the day comes courtesy of Charlie Pierce, writing here about the piano recital and Bob Costas smarmathon known as Ken Burns's Tenth Inning: "George Will still talks like your grandmother's underwear drawer."