Blog: Posts From July, 2009

Anchorage premiere set for Touching The Game, Alaska!

Touching the Game, Alaska, the newly released documentary about the Alaska Baseball League will make it’s Anchorage premiere on Thursday, August 13 at the Bear Tooth Theatre Pub in Anchorage, AK.  Tickets are $7 and go on sale August 4th.  The film starts at 8:00pm.  The Bear Tooth is a great venue for both food and independent films.  Touching the Game, Alaska premiered in Fairbanks, AK on June 19th, during the Midnight Sun Weekend, and was very well received.  Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and supports two ABL teams, the Anchorage Glacier Pilots and the Anchorage Bucs.  Among many threads, the film details how both these rivals got their start and features several of the team’s MLB alumni.  The Mat-Su Miners of Palmer, AK and Peninsula Oilers of Kenai, AK  are not too far from Anchorage as well so we are looking to get a big crowd for this end of the season baseball celebration!

TTG – Cape Cod alumni move up to the Majors!

A couple more players that we followed in 2003, and appear in Touching The Game, The Story of The Cape Cod Baseball League, have been called up to the Major Leagues.  Sam Fuld, who was called up to the Chicago Cubs briefly in September of 2007, is once again roaming the outfield of Wrigley. Fuld, who was injured for most of 2008, was on a tear for (AAA) Iowa before being promoted.  He played for the Hyannis Mets of the CCBL on 2003. The Phillies have bolstered their outfield by calling up John Mayberry from (AAA) Lehigh Valley.  Mayberry and his father, former MLB player John Mayberry Sr., both appear in Touching The Game.  It is  Mayberry’s first time in the Majors, and he already has hit four home runs.  He was originally drafted by the Texas Rangers, but was traded to the Phillies this past off-season.  Mayberry played at the Cape for Yarmouth-Dennis in 2003.  He and Sam Fuld were teammates at Stanford.