From Kenya, with love

From Kenya, with love
June 12, 2012, 9:14 pm
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It's not every day that I have reason to blog about Kenya. In fact, unless it's the Boston Marathon or I'm referencing the first half of the first name of an early century Patriots offensive tackle, Kenya has no place on here.

But every once in a while, just when you've counted them out, Kenya steps and delivers a blog worthy performance. This is one of those performances.

But first a little background: Apparently, there's a group of students out there who were interested in making a movie about a famous American sporting event. After watching a series of clips (I assume courtesy of their teacher, who I'm also assuming is American) they narrowed their subject down to either Bill Buckner's error in the 1986 World Series and "Music City Miracle." Based on the fact that I'm posting the movie on this site, I think you can guess which one they went with.

And here it is:

First of all, funny stuff. Love how focused and committed the bit players were to staying in character. It was those subtle performance that really turned this thing into gold. Especially the kids in the dugout, and the first base coach. (The one slip up comes from Kenyan Rich Gedman, who clearly has to go to the bathroom and is holding himself when Mookie make contact. Although now that I think about it, maybe he's pretending to give signs?)

Second of all, how great is it that we now live in a world where this video is considered "funny stuff" and not a "soul-crushing, day-ruining experience at the hands of a classroom of innocent Kenyan pre-teens"? I mean, can you imagine the reaction in Buffalo if these kids had actually chosen the Music City Miracle? You think Bills fans are over that one? No way.

But we're OK. We can laugh. But if they start messing with David Tyree, me and Kenya are going to have some problems.

Rich can be reached at rlevine@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Rich on Twitter at http:twitter.comrich_levine