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October's Scapegoats

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Manager Fredi Gonzalez #33 of the Atlanta Braves in the dugout before taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) | Getty

As one of my side projects, I write about movies. Movies always transport me to a different place, a place outside of myself, a place where the person I am every other hour of the day is gone. For two hours, the world as I know it peels away, and I get to live somewhere else. If someone stealthily took a video of my face while I was watching a great movie, it'd just be me, with my head facing up, mouth wide open, agape, awed, lost, probably drooling a little. It is blissfully passive entertainment. You stand outside it all.

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