Films on Friday: Toni Stone


This is a great piece on Toni Stone:

Happy Friday!

~ baseballrebecca

Films on Friday: Willie Horton and the 1967 Detroit Riots


I wrote about the story of Detroit Tigers’ star Willie Horton, a Detroit native who called for calm amidst the 1967 riots. The video below includes a 20-minute documentary about the incident and the 1967-68 Tigers, “A City on Fire: The Story of the ’68 Detroit Tigers,” followed by a discussion with Willie Horton. (The documentary itself starts around 10:27 and runs to about 31:30). It provides an interesting overview of race in the 1960s told from the perspective of an African American player from the time. Is there anything it can teach us for today?

~ baseballrebecca

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.

Happy Friday!

~ baseballrebecca