Anyone who has ever watched baseball or looked at the MLB schedule from year to year knows that it is a huge daunting thing. 32 teams playing 162 games a piece from early April until Early October, someone has to schedule them. This story is about Holly and Henry Stephenson who from the early 1980s to 2004 scheduled the MLB season each and every year.
What I loved about this piece is that is that it is not one that relies on any real type of action to move the story along. At the beginning of the story I loved the juxtaposition of the baseball radio calls over an empty stadium that then seemingly matches up with the amateur level game that the Stephenson’s were watching. Throughout the video we have these medium shots of the couple at their work deck pouring over the paper of the schedules that they used to make. What I really enjoyed however was the use of the outdoor and indoor interviews with the Stephenson’s. The use of the natural light made the interview really feel more alive and helped connect it with the game of baseball, which should always be played outside.