Raising the Bar for Baseball Skits

The New York Times, Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Losing Year, but a Winning Video of Greatest Skits, by Tony Gervino

“The Cincinnati Bearcat became a viral sensation on YouTube last week with a greatest hits video of even more elaborate porstgame photo bombs–several of them involving more than a half-dozen players and props.  The on-camera distractions seemed less about harassing the interviewee and more about keeping the team together during a mediocre season…

With the current virtual acclaim, and a growing legion of fans on social media, the players will be practicing more than their swings this summer…”I was just thinking, now they have an entire off-season to plan and now that they know they have an audience, they are going to really raise the bar next year,’ said Waldrop the announcer. ‘I’m sure he’ll be ready.”

To raise the bar is a metaphor from field and track events, for example at high jump events raising a bar makes the jump more difficult and more competitive.

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