NPR: Mets’ Pitcher Makes ‘Knuckleball!’ His Own

I’m not a huge baseball fan, but caught myself listening to this piece and absolutely drawn in with the intro, which the host mentions is an excerpt, but sound more like a montage from, a new documentary called “Knuckleball”. Especially for someone who doesn’t care about baseball, the sounds and comments take me to a field, and peaked my interest about something i wouldn’t normally listen to. I think if the interview would have started right away, i would have tuned out. But because i was “brought” to the field it kept me engaged and listening. Here’s theĀ link. I chose a movie intro because i’ve always liked the affect this has on radio stories, it’s something about mixing the mediums that seems to always peak my attention.

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