Baseball Game Briefly Transforms Into Beautiful Cinema

The Atlanta Braves traveled to Tampa to play the Rays in what is arguably the least picturesque setting in all of baseball, Tropicana Field. But a great director can draw magic out of anything. Remember that creepy kid from American Beauty? All he had was a floating bag and he made it work. Until things went horribly wrong, of course.

You see, gorgeous cinematography can raise the stakes of any scene, including a strike-em-out-throw-em-out double play.

The camera operator simply did not have to go this hard! The framing and pan are beautiful. If I knew more film words I'd add them here. Alas, my parents never believed in my dreams to go study motion pictures at USC like one Dawson Leery.

Cool clip, though.