The Hungry Journalist

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Stephen Soderbergh likes his baseball

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MAKA RESORT, Oahu, Hawaii — Stephen Soderbergh is an acclaimed director responsible for all three Ocean’s movies and Traffic.

He’s also an avid baseball player, apparently.

Soderbergh and movie star Matt Damon were here last week shooting their newest movie, The Informant, and Soderbergh decided he’d hit up their new batting cages.

One of the concierges here had to be with him while inside the batting cages, probably because the last thing her boss wanted was to read about a big-screen director getting hurt at his resort. Soderbergh apparently wasn’t impressed with this special treatment and told the woman that he would be fine because he’d been playing this game his whole life.

This could be taken as a snide thing to say. But the way she described it, I think he was just trying to make her feel better about the situation. And apparently he took some pretty good hacks in the cage, confirming his statement.

The concierge also said Damon was very friendly, personable and down to earth.

Damon and Soderbergh reportedly filmed shots by the pool (the same location at which I am writing this post) and on the golf course, which I played today. The concierge, who had to be by the duo’s side during filming, said the scenes looked like meetings that were taken taking place.

Makes me want to see this movie even more now.


Written by RickyTreon

June 30, 2008 at 2:42 am

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  1. You didn’t mention your score… I’m guessing 130.


    June 30, 2008 at 2:55 am

  2. 105, actually. Beat my father (108), which is the ultimate goal. We’ve got two more rounds on the same course though, so I’ve got to win one more round to make it a legit victory out here.


    June 30, 2008 at 1:10 pm

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