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Jason Bateman

Sept. 07, 2009
Sept. 07, 2009

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Sept. 7, 2009

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
NFL PREVIEW
Departments

Jason Bateman

The Dodgers fan stars in Extract, in theaters on Friday

As told to Sarah Kwak

I'm a gigantic baseball fan, and that is a result of watching Ken Burns's 1994 documentary. It's out on DVD, and Burns is working on a new installment for the series [to air on PBS next year]. Burns shined a light on baseball the game, as opposed to baseball the sport. If you look at baseball as a sport you can get a bit frustrated with its pace. But as a game, it moves plenty fast. I listen to the radio at Dodger Stadium every single game. I've got the stupid headphones on, got the binoculars. I haven't started scoring, but that's coming. Yeah, I'm 95 years old.

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