Best Game Ever

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Filed under: Culture Jamming and Reality Hacking

Posted by Charlie Todd of Improv Everywhere:

For our latest mission, we turned a little league baseball game in Hermosa Beach, California into a major league event.

Jim Gray and Charlie Todd do color commentary for the Best Game EverWe collaborated with NBC Sports on this mission, and they took care of renting the jumbotron and hiring legendary sportscaster Jim Gray to call the game. Jim ran the play-by-play and I served as his color man. The two of us sat in a booth at the back of the stands, and we were able to make announcements on the field's PA system. It was tons of fun watching the players react as the jumbotron rose in the outfield. The game had to momentarily stop as everyone settled down.

In order to pull this mission off we worked with the commissioner of the Hermosa Beach Little League. The commissioner provided us with the names, numbers, and batting order of all of the players for both teams. He told us the 2 PM game between the Mudcats and the Lugnuts would be ideal for our mission, and allowed us to arrive early to set up all of our equipment. He was the only person involved with the league who knew what was going to happen. The players, coaches, and parents were kept completely in the dark.

Featuring: Agents Todd, Appel, Blumenthal, Newell, Sessler, Minton, Fair, Mercer, Cicci, Dippold, Park, DBlumenthal, Thorn, + more.
Digital Video: Agent Carbone
Background music: Kevin MacLeod

Check out our report for videos, photos, and a behind-the-scenes account.

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