Hey guys! Horrorella here...
Despite not really being athletic or remotely into sports, I couldn't help but find myself interested in a little documentary called THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL when it played at Sundance.
The film is the story of the Portland Mavericks, an independent minor league baseball team that was created by Bing Russell (the legendary Kurt Russell's father), back in the 1970's. Apparently, Russell and his team were pretty damn rebellious, sticking it to the MBA and becoming a fan favorite by creating and running a team on their own terms..
The doc and the story it tells were so well-received that Justin Lin is set to produce a narrative feature based on the Mavericks' story, to be directed by Todd Field.
THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL is set to premiere on Netflix on July 11th, and a poster has been released to mark the occasion.