Aug 192010
 

We have spent the past few weeks moving BaseCrawl.com to this new, WordPress-powered site. The content of our documentary series, our original road updates and our blogs have become more interactive. This new site is easier than ever to navigate.

This project has been in the works for a long time. We hit all 30 ballparks in one road trip, and last year we released an hour and 20 minutes of content in 10 installments. Each video spotlighted a ballpark and presented a theme or idea with it.

Right now, we are trying to find a new home for BaseCrawl, and planning the re-release of our original material in a different format, with a higher production quality.

Stay tuned.

Jul 222010
 

After a long break, we are back with fresh installments of the BaseCrawl documentary series. Last year, we released 1 hour and 20 minutes of material in 10 installments. This series resumes one-third of the way through the basecrawl.

As this baseball road trip steers toward Minneapolis and a date with the Minnesota Twins, our basecrawlers stop at a cornfield in Iowa to check out the Field of Dreams. This detour to the site of the storied baseball film begs a great question: Is this the greatest baseball movie ever? And if not, what is?

Armed with these questions, our travelers hit Minneapolis and turn to Twins fans to end this debate.

Mar 292010
 

One summer, three friends set out to do what many baseball fans only dream of. They went on a mission to attend one game at each Major League ballpark, using their journey as a platform for journalism, storytelling and a series of documentary shorts. It’s an adventure best described as a “basecrawl.”

Last season, we released 1 hour and 20 minutes of material in 10 installments, covering our journey from Seattle’s Safeco Field to St. Louis’ Busch Stadium. With Opening Day upon us, the series resumes with new installments from our baseball road trip. These short-docs profile characters, present ideas and explore themes related to America’s Pastime. They are linked together by one epic journey.

We’ve been busy updating our Facebook page in recent days, adding our best photos from Oakland Coliseum, Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium, San Diego’s Petco Park and all the rest. If you enjoy following updates on the BaseCrawl series, you can follow our updates on Twitter, too.

Nov 032009
 

We saw a lot of street musicians during our baseball road trip across America, but Busch Stadium produced something we hadn’t seen: four men playing the same instrument.

These competing saxophone players presented a clear opportunity to satisfy our curiosity. What inspires a street musician to perform for baseball fans? How much do they make? What’s their story?

Each of the 30 ballparks we visited had a distinct personality, and the saxophone players we spoke to helped tell the story of Busch Stadium, as well as highlight the rhythm and blues scene of St. Louis.

Oct 212009
 

Take a look at Brad and Kyle. These guys are among a distinct group of college baseball fans who love the College World Series, so long as they don’t have to watch any baseball. They’d just as well play Beat the Meat.

The College World Series draws a strange mix of fans like Kyle and Brad to see the eight remaining teams in NCAA baseball duke it out for a national championship. Aside from the stereotypical beer-drinking college boys, the event draws thousands of Nebraskans and Iowans who are plenty interested in watching the games. They just love baseball more than they do any particular team.

Our journey to Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium was a nostalgic visit for Troy. This is where he rekindled his love for baseball watching his alma mater win national championships in 2006 and 2007. Although the Beavers had been eliminated at the time of our visit, their storied three-year run left a lasting imprint on Omaha.