What would happen if Aaron Sorkin wrote a series about baseball? Emmy-winning writer Ken Levine gives you a brilliant example.
EXT. KAUFMAN STADIUM — NIGHT
MANAGER, LEO, TROTS OUT TO THE MOUND TO TALK TO BELEAGURED PITCHER,
DANNY (THERE’S ALWAYS A DANNY). THE BASES ARE LOADED. THE CROWD IS
GOING NUTS. IT’S GAME SEVEN OF THE WORLD SERIES.
You can’t get a good lobster in this town.
Last I checked we were in Kansas City.
4.6 billion pork ribs sold every year and 18.9 tons of beef consumed annually since 1997 –
They like their beef, what can I tell ya?
But you’d think just for variety’s sake.
I can still throw my curve.
I’m not throwing enough?
I’ve seen more lobsters.
There’s more… much much more…and it’s hilarious.
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Given that story circumstance, that is the best dialogue imaginable, absolutely brilliant. It says much more than it appears to say. It is great art.