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Will Matt Cain have to turn into Genghis Khan to succeed?

 

Reading about Cain getting tagged with a "loss", a statistical baddy, I realize there’s lots of parallels to the movie I saw last night--"Mongol", a biography of Genghis Khan’s (Temudgin’s) early years. Temudgin was a decent and brainy person, and rose to greatness because of his mercy, fairness, and ability to bring order and peace. The film portrays this part of him well, and shows that he led people in battle only as a last resort, to subdue unruly groups of neighbors.  

Maybe that’s what Matt C will have to do–eliminate several teammates with swords, clubs, pikes, and long-distance arrows in order to get some help and unity. Watching a Cain game always gives me mixed emotions–fine quality, classic pitching, sneaky opponents, and usually a Giants loss. And so, with the movie "Mongol," the upsides include the accurate portrayal of tribal life in that area (I’ve read a few books, seems right to me), and of the bond between him and wife Borte (Bourtai), friends since childhood.  Also great scenery, lovely details in terms of music, crafts, animals, and even jewelry.  Then there’s bodies flying and blood spurting, some folks will get more of a kick out of that than I did. All lovely to watch and professionally directed by Sergei Bodrov (his "Prisoner of the Mountains" is a brilliant fictional film about at the human side of the Chechnya conflict).

Now I’m eager for a sequel–the film ends just as he gets Mongolia unified, but before they conquer outside it. Next one ought to cover Temudgin’s creativity with military tactics and peacetime administration. I hope Cain sticks around for the Giants’ rise to greatness, but I’m in suspense.   He's got the physical and mental toughness of a Mongol tribe leader.   Just needs better warriors.

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