Sandoval, a one act play.
Open on AT&T Park. A summer night. The Giants are hosting the Padres. A ground ball is hit to the second baseman, who flips to the shortstop covering. He whips the ball to first, and the rather portly man there executes a full split to stretch and make the catch.
Pablo Sandoval: “YYEEEEAAAAAAOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!!!”
Notice how the playwright, in this seminal Modernist work, manages to convey the protagonist’s shattered sense of self-identity, a literal split of the psyche embodied in the actual attempt to latch on to a semblance of order, here represented by the perfect sphere of a baseball. The act breaks the protagonist both physically and mentally, and it also challenges the reader’s perception of what exactly this character is capable of.
Click through for the most recent performance. And in all seriousness, here’s to hoping that Pablo didn’t hurt himself too badly.
July 24, 2012: USA defeats Spain 100-78 in Barcelona.
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July 16, 2012: USA defeats Brazil 80-69 in Washington D.C.
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July 20, 2012: USA Senior Men’s National Team in front of the hill of Montjuic in Barcelona, Spain.
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June 21, 2012 - NBA Finals Game 5: Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat.
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