YouTube, blogger’s best friend

Well, I guess anything is possible if you dream big enough.

Oh, of course, you’ll need a computer, a copy of RBI Baseball, and one of the most notoriously remembered games in baseball history.

Is there anything cooler than a recreation of the fateful 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, as performed by RBI Baseball? Probably not. At least, not to Conor Lastowka, who created the video and posted it at YouTube.

I first heard about this on Deadspin, gave it a cursory glance, then logged it into the back of my mind to eventually be pushed out by an Avera McKennan ad. Deadspin brought it back, though, thanks to an article on Yahoo Sports about Lastowka. It chronicles the bottom of the 10th inning, right down to the fateful error by Buckner.

It’s awesome. It’s brilliant. And get this: the guy got a job because of it.

Lastowka talks about it on this blog – San Diego Serenade.

Check out the video:

You’ll be amazed, especially when you think about how long it took to get the audio (yes, that’s the real Vin Scully broadcast playing) synced up with the game, and how long it would take to get the exact plays, hits, etc. Just thinking about the Bill Buckner error makes it seem too difficult.

The things people will do for $25,000, eh?

This may set up a new type of post – the “Awesome thing I found on YouTube” post. I’ve never been so intrigued by the Internet.

In fact, over the next two days, I’ll post two more awesome videos.

Be warned, YouTube can be addicting.

This was lovingly handwritten on April 18th, 2006