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Fenway
05-13-2011, 08:40 PM
:o:

wow - how did he know?

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Moses_Scurry
05-13-2011, 08:42 PM
That ..... was AWESOME!

kba
05-13-2011, 08:46 PM
Apparently, it's fake. Part of a Gillette marketing campaign:

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/rays/content/longoria-video-make-you-go-hmm

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/13/evan-longoria-has-magical-hands-video/

Fenway
05-13-2011, 08:48 PM
Apparently, it's fake. Part of a Gillette marketing campaign:

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/rays/content/longoria-video-make-you-go-hmm

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/13/evan-longoria-has-magical-hands-video/


Oh well - but it was well done :tongue:

doublem23
05-13-2011, 08:48 PM
That can't be real

DirtySox
05-13-2011, 08:49 PM
There are people who thought this was real?

doublem23
05-13-2011, 08:49 PM
Oh well - but it was well done :tongue:

Not really. Next time tell the reporter to react like a line drive nearly hit her in the face.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
05-13-2011, 08:49 PM
Even though it was totally fake, it was cool.

If you watch the ball after it's hit, it looks like it goes straight out, but then it suddenly gets bigger and whiter...and also, you think the batter and pitcher would watch the ball after it's hit, especially if it's hit in the general direction of another player and a reporter?

doublem23
05-13-2011, 08:49 PM
There are people who thought this was real?

Digital video editing hasn't made it's way to BOSTON yet.

DSpivack
05-13-2011, 09:13 PM
Digital video editing hasn't made it's way to BOSTON yet.

And he's in the business. :tongue:

Fenway
05-13-2011, 09:16 PM
Digital video editing hasn't made it's way to BOSTON yet.

NESN bit too

http://www.nesn.com/2011/05/evan-longoria-bare-handed-grab-saves-reporter-from-line-drive-in-viral-video.html

DSpivack
05-13-2011, 09:37 PM
NESN bit too

http://www.nesn.com/2011/05/evan-longoria-bare-handed-grab-saves-reporter-from-line-drive-in-viral-video.html

Oh, sure, blame your employer. :tongue:

I guess just seeing a lot of these ads, videos, whatever, lately I automatically think they're fake unless told otherwise.

Rocky Soprano
05-13-2011, 10:43 PM
There are people who thought this was real?

Exactly.
There are a ton of things that give it away as a fake.

Domeshot17
05-13-2011, 11:05 PM
Even though it was totally fake, it was cool.

If you watch the ball after it's hit, it looks like it goes straight out, but then it suddenly gets bigger and whiter...and also, you think the batter and pitcher would watch the ball after it's hit, especially if it's hit in the general direction of another player and a reporter?

Actually, in Batting Practice, you don't, you get in, get your swings in, and get out, you don't watch any of the balls, it doesn't matter if its a line drive or foul ball or home run, its a big no no to watch the ball in batting practice (unless you were specifically working on something within your swing)

Generally, if this was real, there would be a player who stands in front of Longoria and the Reporter to protect them. Or, they would do the interview in the dugout.

Still a cool gimmick though.

pearso66
05-14-2011, 10:49 AM
I have to admit I believed it too. I wondered why there wasn't anyone blocking them, and when no one yelled watch out and he turned around on without any word I should have realized it was fake.

102605
05-14-2011, 10:59 AM
I knew this was fake right away.

manders_01
05-14-2011, 11:17 AM
As soon as he caught it I just kept saying, "No way!" Then I see I was right a few posts after the vid. As someone else mentioned, having the reporter react to a ball coming towards her head would have made it better.

SI1020
05-14-2011, 11:23 AM
Longoria has his back turned and then at the right moment he turns and snatches the screaming line drive. The whole thing seemed out of sync, including the closing speed of the ball. It's easy to manipulate reality in the digital age.

Domeshot17
05-14-2011, 12:55 PM
Kind of cool, if you full screen it, you between the 4 and 7 second mark, when the batter makes contact, you can see the ball "break in half". where the real hit flys forward at the same time the fake ball takes off.

thomas35forever
05-14-2011, 04:53 PM
I thought it was real too. Sucks that it's not.

g0g0
05-15-2011, 08:20 AM
LOL that's great, like the football and soccer ones. Can't wait to see some more!

TommyJohn
05-15-2011, 09:45 AM
Kind of cool, if you full screen it, you between the 4 and 7 second mark, when the batter makes contact, you can see the ball "break in half". where the real hit flys forward at the same time the fake ball takes off.

I went back and looked after reading your post and I spotted it too. Of course, I was looking for it. One more tip-off that it wasn't real-after he makes the bare-handed grab, neither the batter nor the pitcher react in any way. They aren't even looking in his direction, which you presume they would if the ball was hit that way.

DumpJerry
05-19-2011, 03:14 PM
Smooth move by Evan, thanks to the sponsor whose signs are in the background.

When did he develop an eye on the back of his head? How else did he know there was a ball heading towards them? Cool cgi, but they could have done something more believable like Juan Pierre hitting .320.......

miker
05-19-2011, 03:17 PM
I'd be more impressed if it was Eva Longoria...