UPDATE NO. 3: CBS47′s Zara Arboleda declares authoritatively on Twitter: “Told you! The couple who “broke up” on Fresno Grizzlies’ Kiss Cam staged it. Now I have “official” confirmation. Ha!” She links to this pic, and writes on her Facebook page that both work for the team.
Oh, and now Perez Hilton has picked the story up, and it’s featured on the U.S. edition of the Daily Mail and sfgate.com, and many more by now. At least folks around the world today aren’t talking about how dusty Fresno is.
UPDATE NO. 2: Yes, this is silly stuff, but we’ve already opened this can of worms, so … now another Los Angeles Times writer has weighed in and thinks the video is fake (but interestingly never acknowledges his more trusting colleague). And NPR gets in on the action, too.
UPDATE: On his national Yahoo baseball blog Big League Stew, Beehive alum Mike Oz is likewise skeptical about the veracity of the Grizzlies video. But the sweet and trusting Los Angeles Times reports the story with the earnestness of a cute little mouse approaching a piece of cheese in a trap. Meanwhile, Beehive reader Ron Anderson finds a photo on a Grizzlies gallery of a staff member who looks very much like the spurned woman in the video.
ORIGINAL POST 5/7: At more than 200,000 hits this morning, this cheery video account of young love gone wrong is clearly making the rounds. It’s funny, but is it fake?
We asked Chris Kutz, media relations coordinator for the Grizzlies. His reply:
It definitely happened, and that dude was not too happy about the drink being spilled on him.
Well, yes, it definitely “happened,” unless you want to think the whole thing was done by CGI, but the Grizzlies’ answer still seems a little fuzzy. Two questions for Beehive readers: Do you think the whole thing was staged? And if so, does it matter?