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Words with Producers and Director of Bronx Bombers

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Bob Ahrens

 

Bronx Bombers is the latest sports drama from producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, the team responsible for 2012’s Magic/Bird and 2011’s Lombardi. 

I got a chance to interview the producers, director, and entire cast in December at Bronx Bombers media day. 

This is the first of four articles highlighting different interviews from that day in preparation for the play’s opening night.

One on One speaks with Sharon Robinson

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

flickr | MattBritt00

Saturday afternoon Mike Watts and I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Sharon Robinson, an author, education consultant to MLB, and daughter of Jackie Robinson. After seeing the film seven times she says, Sharon discusses the new film "42," her own memories of her father, and the current state of baseball. With a few books to her name, and a new biography out about her father, Sharon Robinson says she is looking forward to April 15th and is eternally proud that #42 continues to mean something today. 

 

Puerto Rico and Baseball

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

I'm going to try to channel my inner Hunter S. Thompson here, and while I may not contain his Gonzo prose nor his dashingly portrayed good looks by Johnny Depp (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Rum Diary), I’m at least attempting to cover a facet he never did in Puerto Rico: Baseball.

One on One: Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson

by Alex Smith

Flickr

Jeff Idelson has been a busy man the past few days. On Wednesday, January 9th. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced that no winning candidate emerged from the voting done by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. This is the eight shutout in the history of voting, and the first since 1996.

Film Review: Trouble with the Curve

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Photos courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

In sports, it usually takes three of something to deem it a streak, especially in baseball where there’s a number for everything. Maybe it’s just a coincidence that for the second consecutive year we’ve been given a baseball film in late September (recall last year’s Moneyball, the Oscar nominated Billy Beane memoir). This year’s diamond flick, Trouble With The Curve, besides a similar release date examines more front office dynamics, but this time with a slap back at the sabermetric world, balancing front office order by chronicling an aging scout who believes in evaluating players without those hokey computers.

Life in the Minors - Chapter 4: On the Road Again

by Nick Logerfo

For the 12th straight year WFUV is taking a look at what life is like in the Short Season Single-A NY Penn League...a close-up view of the Baby Bombers and Junior Mets as they attempt to climb the ladder to Citi Field and Yankee Stadium. It's Brooklyn and Staten Island. It's the Cyclones and Yankees. It's Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.

Life in the Minors 2010: 1-4

by Derek Albin
Brooklyn Cyclones

The New York Penn League is getting underway, and that means for the tenth year we’ll be following the journey of the Yankees’ and Mets’ prospects in Staten Island and Brooklyn.  Our series Life in the Minors reveals what it’s like to be a minor leaguer, on and off the field.