Review On Batter Up: My Brain on Baseball


Monique LeBleu

Monique LeBleu

Event Editor, Registered Critic, Writer


You don't have to love– or even like–baseball in order to love this show, but it helps. “Batter Up: My Brain on Baseball” is an astonishing display of memory retention like no other. Highly entertaining and charismatic self-defined “baseball savant” Brett Moore not only gives us some somewhat practical knowledge of Baseball Hall of Fame statistical information--for me, it's almost useless--but also presents some really great historical information as well. His extensive knowledge also includes that of the Negro Leagues—the nearly forgotten collective financial savior to Major League Baseball during (and post) wartime years—and he presents all of this in a way that the audience has control of how the information is tapped into (culled?) directly from his brain...Often live-timed to increase the drama, each series of “self-tests” brings harder and increasingly more interesting challenges.