David Boodell is a writer, television producer and director who has worked with A&E, the History Channel, Discovery, and other networks. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Liesl, and their dog, Murphy.
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Even when you're down and out, you can hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth and tie the game!
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. playing the clarinet or guitar
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Frances Benjamin Johnston or Atticus Finch
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Satchel Paige and to ask him how he kept his humor and dignity through it all
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. As (Stevie Wonder), Everyday People (Sly), Helpless Hoping (CSNY),Mandela (Hugh Masa Kela), It's a Beautiful Day (Bono)
November 20, 2008Baseball is my lifeline. As a youth, Wrigley Field was my sanctuary. The Cubs -- the losers with heart -- were my saints with dirty faces. As an adult, I moved to San Francisco and adopted the Giants even though they hadn’t won a world series since 1954. I have kept the faith and they have kept me hopeful.
During the 2002 World Series we needed heroes more than ever. The last two years were marked by terrible violence: 9/11, war with Afghanistan and Iraq, and the DC sniper shootings. The Giants were seven outs away from accomplishing the unthinkable, becoming the world champions. I believed we would win. Then, in the blink of an eye, with a... see more