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“Pelotero” Displays Need for Change

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

I had the opportunity yesterday afternoon to screen the movie Pelotero at the Hamptons Film Festival. The film follows two young Dominican baseball players, or peloteros as they are called, while they work to achieve their dream of being signed by a professional club on their 16th birthday; the age they are first eligible. The film has […]

Listen: The Emerald Diamond

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Back in 2008 I interviewed John Fitzgerald, producer/director of the documentary The Emerald Diamond. This 90-minute documentary about the Irish National Baseball Team. The film’s budget of $70,000 was financed on credit cards by first-time filmmaker  John Fitzgerald. The film debuted to a sold out crowd in New York on February […]

Ike Davis & Team USA Take Gold

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Team USA finished 14-1 in international competition culminating in a gold medal. This from the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) - Bring Back Baseball in 2016! group on Facebook. USA DEFEATS CUBA TO TAKE GOLD AT BASEBALL WORLD CUP SUNDAY The USA exploded for six two out seventh inning runs, and got a three run home […]