Friday, January 25, 2008

Baseball Heads Kick Off 2nd Season

The Boston Baseball Heads TV Show aired on Boston, Brookline and Revere Comcast Network taped its first three shows of the 2008 season at the Comcast Studios in Cambridge last night. What an extravaganza of baseball talk and music. Yes - Music!

These shows will premiere in the next week. Each one will run for 2 weeks every evening at 7:30PM on CH 12 Boston Brookline Community Access. Revere will post the shows at times TBA. Rick Promise of revere Comcast has also informed me that all 2007 Yawkey League Games taped will be rebroadcast beginning the day after the Super Bowl in a Hot Stove format.


The first show taped last night was a review of the success of the Revere Rockie Team in the YBL. Led by 2007 YBL Manager of the Year Award winner - Brian Cooper and Bart Lawyer (Assistant Manager). Topics included a 14 year history of the Rockie Franchise dating back to the Boston Baseball League and present 5 year YBL history. The Rockies have made the playoffs every year in their YBL run. they had the 2nd best record in the league in 2007, but suffered a stunning elimination at the hands of South Boston Saints 3-0. A complete statistical analysis of the team on the field was prepared by Executive Producer - Arlen Showstack and YBL Statesman - "Cuz" Stu Sclaver.


The long-awaited appearance of Yawkey League Hall of Famer - Rob Crawford was taped. This 1/2 show was not enough time for the Crawford reflection on his YBL Years and his run for President of red Sox nation in 2007. Rob was appointed VP of Sox nation by Jerry Remy, because of his strong second place showing in the balloting. Rob took some time to talk about his years with the Avi Nelson Club. He also brought a great picture of him tossing the pill from the bump at Fenway Park in 1993. That was the very first YBL All Star Game. Crawford became emotional during his interview. His love of the Game and his connection with the reality of being a strong force in Red Sox Nation. The highlight of the show was when rob sang two of his tremendous Red Sox songs. The best is my favorite Red Sox song of All time: I'm a Member of Red Sox Nation. This young man is a gem of an individual and one of the best guests I have had on the BBHS in our year and a half on the air.


The YBL Guru of Stas - Stu Sclaver joined me for our third taping. We had some fun announcing all of the Award Winners from the Thomas A. Yawkey league for 2007. these presentations will be made at the Hall of fame Awards Banquet in June.

Stu made a great appearance presenting his usual plethora of stats and info on each of the: Silver Slugger, Gold Glove and Special Awards - MVP, Rookie of Year, Top Pitcher & Hitter recipients. He also has slimmed down by 42lbs since the end of the 2007 season. Great work!

A list of when these shows will air will be posted here as soon I i get it from Executive Producer - Arlen Showstack.

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