It may be called “America’s game,” but baseball holds a special place in the hearts of many here out on the prairies.
Just head to Seaman Stadium on a beautiful summer day — seriously, do that — or check out our friends over at Alberta Dugout Stories — seriously, do that, too — for proof of that.
And back in the day, what went hand in hand with a love of the diamond and worship of the boys of summer was the collecting of baseball cards. But then, well, then commerce got involved and collecting all sports cards in the ’80s and ’90s became big business, with many collector’s buying them up in hopes of cashing in before … the bottom fell out. Which it did.
That’s the leaping-off point for the documentary Jack of All Trades from producer, screenwriter and co-director Stu Stone, who you may also remember from his acting in Magic School Bus and Donnie Darko.
Mr. Stone will be in town Thursday, April 19 for the Calgary Underground Film Festival screening of the doc.
Would you like to join him?
Of course you would.
Lucky for you, our friends at CUFF have given us a pair of tickets to give away to the Globe Cinema showing.
To enter to win, please go to our Facebook page, find this post, and comment under it by telling us, oh, how ’bout who you’re favourite baseball player was growing up or even now? We’ll pick a winner at random and let them know via direct message by the end of the day on Wednesday. Cool? Cool.
Oh, and also check back as our aforementioned pals at AB Dugout Stories will be providing us an interview with the aforementioned director leading up to the screening.