We are proud to unveil the first video associated with the BaseCrawl documentary series. We don’t mean to be a tease, but this is just a sneak peek of our project. There’s a second teaser trailer on its way, too, that we’ll post soon.
If you’re curious, all the footage you see in this teaser was shot with “Gobbles,” the name we assigned Camera No. 2. It contains no footage from “Timmy,” our name for Camera No. 1. We’re still busy converting that footage to a digital format.
The videos are coming … eventually. They’ll begin appearing here concurrent with the 2009 baseball season, possibly as early as spring training. There will be one video associated with each game we attended during the summer, for a total of 31 (including the College World Series). But these short-form documentaries will not be about the games themselves. They’ll be about the people we met, the stories we heard and the baseball culture we observed. Each pod will range between 5 and 12 minutes. If you want to see an example of the style and format, feel free to check out a non-baseball video Troy submitted to Current TV regarding the 2008 election here.
In other BaseCrawl news, Daren has written a heartfelt eulogy to the trip, reflecting on his emotions and thoughts now that our journey is over. It’s called “I hate hot dogs” and gives subtle clues to his current whereabouts. Also be sure to check out his rankings of all 30 ballparks.
Again, if you’ve made your way to this site and followed our adventures, we cannot thank you enough. Please stay tuned …