Often in school and sometimes in life, there are the drama geeks and the jocks and rarely shall the two meet. This week I was standing in line for coffee at the Sundance Film Festival behind Paul Giamatti. Indie-film crowds know him as the star of Sideways, American Splendor and the scene stealer in Big Mama's House and Big Fat Liar.â†µ
But I really think of him as the son of A. Bartlett Giamatti, the MLB commissioner who levied Pete Rose’s lifetime ban and died eight days later. I miss his dad, who wrote the first poem about baseball I ever saw.
See, jocks and drama geeks can be friends.