There’s a lot of drama in that structure – it’s like watching a big, polite and calm man slowly get provoked by the pest who’s been poking him in the chest, then standing up and slugging the dude. Repeatedly.
There’s a really smart approach to business behind all the crazy animation, cheesy karaoke and in-your-face messaging. It’s not random. It’s all intended to generate interest and loyalty.
If you’ve spent part of your formative years looking at scattershot comments, you get used to gathering information by jumping around and adding it up any way you can. When it’s time to write, you assume your readers will do the same. So you don’t worry a lot about organization.
I was fortunate to have become a writer much earlier than my hurtle-loving colleague. I spent years having these seasoned editors teach me the finer points of writing, usually by pointing out the stupidity of my thinking.
Miguel Cabrera is a helluva ball player, no doubt. But from Catania’s description, it sounds like he’s also able to SHIFT THE TIME-SPACE CONTINUUM! Because Miggie is HURTLING into the future. He’s somehow able to MAKE TIME SPEED UP!