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.

http://www.neshanock.org/

www.HobokenNine.vbba.org

A READING FROM SCREENPLAY ‘BULL’

Written by Chris Lutkin and Enrico Falconi / Directed by Enrico Falconi

CAST:

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.

https://pro-labs.imdb.com/title/tt2609368/filmmakers

http://www.bullsmithmovie.com/

MORTY’S SONG by LEFTY

The Big Fly Baseball Radio Hour is proud to host LEFTY as our first House Band.

LEFTY IS:

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.

www.reunion108.com

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.

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