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. 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)
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My Partner
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game and not making it to the plate
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. being a professional baseball player
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