BIG FLY BASEBALL RADIO HOUR - FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
A CELEBRATION OF BASEBALL ENTERTAINMENT
SPECIAL GUEST: FORMER MLB PLAYER, BILLY SAMPLE
YOUR HOST: CHRIS LUTKIN
BIG FLY BASEBALL RADIO HOUR PROGRAM
RAPHAEL BADAGLIACCA - THE YOGI POEMS & OTHER CELEBRATIONS OF LOCAL BASEBALL
Author Raphael Badagliacca reads from his book, “The Yogi Poems,” a collection of 25 stories and poems is for anyone who loves baseball. http://www.theyogibook.com/
BROOKLYN BRAD – CASEY AT THE BAT
Brad "Brooklyn" Shaw, President of the Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club and historian of the MAVBBL and VBBA (Vintage Base Ball Associations), performs his rendition of “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer (1888).
Brad will also share insights on playing in Vintage Baseball leagues in the area, including his team, the Flemington Neshanock, from Huntington, NJ. Chris Lutkin also plays Vintage Baseball, for the Hoboken Nine. The Hoboken Nine are partially sponsored by the Hoboken Historical Museum.
A READING FROM SCREENPLAY ‘BULL’
Written by Chris Lutkin and Enrico Falconi / Directed by Enrico Falconi
Johnny Lancaster as Bull Smith
Brian Kelly as Honus Wagner
Jack Mulcahy as Pittsburgh Pirates Manager Fred Clarke
Enrico Falconi as Umpire Silk O’Connor
“Field of Dreams” meets a modern day "League of Their Own" in this new feature film screenplay, “Bull.” Seen through the eyes of a troubled 17-year old All Star athlete, we uncover the life of her Great Great Grandfather, "Bull," a real life ball player from a bygone era.
MORTY’S SONG by LEFTY
The Big Fly Baseball Radio Hour is proud to host LEFTY as our first House Band.
Todd Montgomery, guitar, vocals
Todd Grapes, guitar, harmonica, percussion
Dave Bergman, flute
Bridget Hayes, percussion, vocals
In addition to music throughout the show, Lefty performed a special song honoring anyone who ever played softball in Central Park: Morty’s Song. Morty Gilbert has been playing Softball on the Hecksher Fields since WWII. Now 82 years old, he still holds the permit for Sundays at 11am; he no longer pitches but still bats in his games. Diana Gross has made a documentary, "The Regulars," about Morty and his longest running (and one of the last) pickup softball games in Central Park. Please go to the website to donate or get more info: www.TheRegularsDocumentary.com
BILLY SAMPLE - REUNION 108
INTERVIEWED by JACK MULCAHEY
“Reunion 108” is a full-length, comedy feature film that promises to be a no holds barred behind the scenes and in your face look into the world of professional baseball.
Billy Sample is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1978-1986. Sample played for the Texas Rangers (1978-1984), New York Yankees (1985) and Atlanta Braves (1986). His new baseball comedy “Reunion 108,” based on many of his own experiences in baseball, comical and otherwise, will have its first showings at the Yogi Berra Museum in Montclair, N.J., on April 8.
Jack Mulcahy is the epitome of the working New York actor with over 80 stage, screen and television credits. He has starred in a wide array of feature films, from the award winning and critically acclaimed “Brothers McMullen” all the way back to the box office smashes of the “Porky’s” trilogy. Jack has several films set for release in 2013, including “Stuck in the Middle”, a theological slacker comedy, and “Reunion 108”, a baseball comedy that’s certain to ruffle the feathers of baseball’s establishment.
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME - Led by Brad “Brooklyn” Shaw
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" was written by Jack Norworth in 1908 after seeing a subway add for the NY Giants. The music was by Albert Von Tilzer. Neither had ever been to a baseball game.