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Anthony DeSclafani progressing, but won’t return in July

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IO Movie  
  Started at Mon Apr 13 09:50:20 2009
Picked up a movie lately that celebrated IO's 25 anniversary. I was really excited to see the list of people who were in the movie (Mike Meyers, Andy Richter, Andy Dick, etc.). It's a huge list of people who made a jump from the world of improv to more standard notoriety.

But I'm here to tell you that it's pretty close to the worse improv I've ever seen. Just about any vid you come across on YouTube is going to be better than this crap.

The strangest thing is that instead of giving people wireless mics the entire show is done with corded mics that are all over the stage and the actors have to move to a mic stand every time they want to talk. This is all done in a big Chicago theatre and you'd think that they could have worked out how to get mics to people. This really took away from the work.

But it's the improv that really sucked. You would expect fine long form improv from these folks but every time they start a bit they take like two minutes of the form and cut from there. This turned everything into something that looked more like short form, but didn't have the structure of short form. You can't start up a long form and then end it like a short form. Really terrible.

Then there was the "famous" people who spent more time being themselves than characters. I guess I expected that in a way, but I thought it would have ended quickly... it didn't.

Even Charna seems like she doesn't know what's going on in the movie. She's brought on stage a few times and says how much she loves these people and improv and then leaves.

All in all, a mess from beginning to end. Nothing much to learn from this. They start up four different Harolds and none of them are allowed to go anywhere. They do two Armondos and both are just taken over by the monologist (Andy Richter and Mike Meyers). They do start one other form that I liked where it's just people sitting around talking and then doing scenes, but it was pretty basic.

Anyway... just thought I'd bring it up in case people wanted to check it out... but just know that I really found it to be one of the least funny, and least insightful bits of improv I've ever seen...

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Re: IO Movie  
  Reply #1 Posted at Mon Apr 13 13:33:21 2009
thats sad to hear. I will check it out anyway so I feel better about myself





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Re: IO Movie  
  Reply #2 Posted at Tue Apr 14 10:14:29 2009
I'd give you my copy, but I downloaded it from iTunes. But I'm sure it's out there on NetFlix or something like that.

I was looking forward to this movie and it just fell flat. I wonder how long the actual show was because of all the long form bits that were obviously cut about three minutes into them.

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  Reply #3 Posted at Tue Apr 14 18:36:08 2009
Has anyone ever been to an IO show? I am curious if this is typical or just a poorly produced production of a anniversary show. But I suppose I will have to see it for myself to really understand what you are talking about.


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Anthony DeSclafani progressing, but won’t return in July  
  Reply #4 Posted at Thu Jul 13 00:00:11 2017
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That bullpen session was DeSclafani’s third since recovering from a strained ulnar collateral ligament suffered in spring training, a sign of progress for the 27-year-old Cincinnati Reds pitcher. But it’s highly unlikely the right-hander will be able to return before the calendar flips to August.
“I was hoping at some point after the All-Star Break, because I was really looking forward to going to Yankee Stadium (in late July),” said the New Jersey native, who has been rehabbing in Arizona since spring. “That’s probably not going to happen.”
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DeSclafani’s session Friday was the first in which he threw more than fastballs. DeSclafani said he threw all of his pitches – curveball, slider, change-up and heater – and that he felt good about his command.
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“I’ve had zero setbacks,” he said. “I’ve made every scheduled throwing session, bullpen, flat-ground. It’s been going well so far, so hopefully it stays the course.”
Rookie update
Right-hander Rookie Davis is on a rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola as he works back from a back issue, but manager Bryan Price couldn’t guarantee that Davis would at least bump up a level once his rehab stint wraps up. That’s not as much a comment on Davis, but on how overpopulated the Triple-A team is with young pitchers.
The Triple-A squad already has Amir Garrett, Cody Reed, Robert Stephenson and Tyler Mahle as top prospects in the rotation, with Jackson Stephens and Lisalverto Bonilla filling things out. Sal Romano also rejoined the club Friday, although he’ll return to the majors after the All-Star Break.
Some of those guys could wind up in Double-A just to ensure they pitch enough.
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