Films on Friday: Eric Thames on the KBO


Eric Thames is a Washington National now (having signed with the team in January), but from 2013 to 2017, he played for the NC Dinos in the Korea Baseball Organization. A couple weeks ago he spoke with the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) about his time in South Korea:

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Films on Friday: Edgar Martinez Makes a Bat


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Edgar Martinez in 1997. Phone by Clare_and_Ben via Wikipedia

Earlier this week, MLB.com posted an article on the weirdest MLB promotions ever. The article mentions a functioning Edgar Martinez bat light bobblehead that was given away by the Seattle Mariners in 2017. The idea came from a popular series of commercials for Eagle Hardware in which Mariners players appeared in the hardware store.

Below is the series of Edgar Martinez commercials, which are absolutely priceless – and check out the other Eagle Hardware Mariners ads with Randy Johnson, Jay Buhner, and Dan Wilson on the Jones Advertising YouTube page.

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Films on Friday: The Importance of Fans


The Korea Baseball Organization opened their season this week and are gaining a lot of “virtual” fans. A lot has been said about fans – and the lack thereof – at the games. Below are two videos addressing the importance of fans. The first is a news report about the beginning of this season; the second is a video from 2017 that gives us a glimpse of what its really like at a Korean baseball game.

 

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Films on Friday: Baseball with No Fans


Happy May 1st! Although we don’t have baseball in the U.S. – yet – the Korean Baseball Organization is preparing for Opening Day next week. Like the Chinese Professional Baseball League, the KBO also will play without fans present in the stadium. What will that be like? The AP video below provides a glimpse of an April 21 pre-season game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul:.

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Films on Friday: The Baseball Hall of Fame


As folks continue to stay inside looking for ways to entertain themselves and their kids, a lot of people are doing virtual visits to museums. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has a lot of great exhibit videos, though they are all very short. They have links to additional resources and online exhibits on their website.

Here are their exhibits focusing on minorities and women in baseball:

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