Blog: Posts From July, 2010

Former CCBL player Jeff Frazier makes it to the show!

Jeff Frazier, one of the players we focused on in Touching the Game, The Story of the Cape Cod Baseball League has been called up to the Detroit Tigers.  He will be in the lineup when they face the Red Sox at Fenway Park tonight.  Frazier was a 3rd round pick by the Tigers in 2004 out of Rutgers. In the summer of 2003, he played for the Chatham A’s. In our film, we spent time with Jeff both on the field and with his host family, The Galops of Chatham.  It’s been a long haul for Frazier, but this season in AAA Toledo it all came together for him as he had 23 HRs and 68 RBI.  Congratulations to Jeff!

7:00pm EST on CBS College Spor…

7:00pm EST on CBS College Sports Network – CCBL All-Star Game. “Touching the Game” Director Jim Carroll to be interviewed on broadcast.

CCBL All-Star Game is TONIGHT …

CCBL All-Star Game is TONIGHT at Fenway Park! 7:00pm Tickets are $10 – Game will also be broadcasted on CBS College Sports Network.

CCBL All-Star Game is Wednesda…

CCBL All-Star Game is Wednesday Night at Fenway Park! 7:00pm Tickets are $10 – General Admission. Home Run hitting contest beforehand.

Legendary Coach Ed Cheff retires.

Long time college and Alaska Baseball coach Ed Cheff retired after 34 years at Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho.  Cheff was one of our stories in Touching the Game, Alaska.  We had the rare opportunity to put a microphone on him during a game, and he did not disappoint!  He is definitely a one-of-a-kind individual and coach, and one of the best! More on his retirement can be found here.

4th of July in Anchorage is a great baseball experience.

When filming Touching the Game, Alaska, we spent July 4th, 2007 in  Anchorage for the annual doubleheader between the Anchorage Bucs and the Anchorage Glacier Pilots.  The fireworks alone make this a great event, but it is also terrific baseball as these two arch rivals go at it.  You can see our video for the the event here.  Other parts of the day appear in the film itself.  It was a fun way to spend the holiday.