Thursday, February 18, 2016

Fastball - The Documentary

This looks really promising. 

Slated for release in late-March (Thursday, March 24 to be exact) is a new Baseball documentary that focuses one the one thing we all covet and fear.  This documentary is about the "Fastball," and it draws from some very notable Baseball names and personalities.

It is narrated by Kevin Coster (of course) and features players like Justin Verlander, Andrew McCutchen, David Price, Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Bob Gibson, Goose Gossage, Derek Jeter and the late Tony Gwynn.  Go here for the movie website.

Per a press release I received:
The essence of baseball is the primal battle between the pitcher and batter, but the magic of the game arises from that confrontation, only 396 milliseconds in the making. The mysteries and memories of Baseball's greatest heroes are revealed in “Fastball,” featuring interviews with dozens of former players, from legendary Hall of Famers to current All-Stars.

Based on the original idea by the film’s producer, Thomas Tull, who also produced the Jackie Robinson biopic “42,” “Fastball” is peppered with archival footage of baseball's greatest moments plus original high-speed 4K footage and motion graphics that unlock the secrets hidden within a ball traveling over 100 mph. While players, historians, and scientists might disagree on who was actually the fastest pitcher in history – and yes, the film does the physics and concludes with a clear verdict – “Fastball” tells the story of the game itself.
Watch the trailer below.

Fastball from Gravitas Ventures on Vimeo.

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Blog Kiosk: 2/18/2016 - Dodgers Links - LAsorda, Scully and Andrew Friedman

Tommy Lasorda... uhhh... The Tommy Lasorda bobblehead has arrived early for Spring Training in Glendale.  Photo above via @CamelbackRanch on twitter.

Below are more links to check out:
I think large-revenue teams can sometimes fall into a trap of focusing too much on the current, and that is something that we have tried to be extremely mindful of. We certainly understand and respect the fans’ passion. It’s one of the things I like most about my job.

We feel like our responsibility is to do everything we can to sustain a certain level of success -- as you look at it over a five-year period, a seven-year period, a 10-year period, we’re able to play through that time period as an upper-echelon, elite-level team. And it’s not as easy as people think it is, especially if you devote a large percentage of your focus and resources on just the now.
My laptop will blow up before the first exhibition game and my private computer repair man, General Manager Farhan Zaidi, will laugh and claim he lost his mini-screwdriver.
  • released their annual list of top 50 prospects and it includes Corey Seager at #1.  Check it out here.  BTW, four Dodger players made the list.
  • David Young at True Blue LA writes about the tallest ballplayers ever to wear Dodger Blue, here.
  • Check out this fantastic fan-made website in tribute to Vin Scully called: "The Master's Touch," here.  It includes some video, audio and a great writeup.
  • Below is a fantastic graphic that celebrates the career of Vin Scully, via

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