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Posted October 1, 2010
This is a fantastic effort to capture the purity of the sport. I have played and coached men's fastpitch for many years and have seen the sport's popularity decline due to many of the issues that Spear brings to light. The film gives a fair (if somewhat overly optimistic) treatment to the subject of this lost American pastime. Some will undoubtedly question the glowing nature of many of the portrayals, but the film is true to the spirit of the game. Having met Jeremy Spear once, I can atest to his passion for the game. He is still out there getting dirty every year and that is more than most of the people sitting around complaining about the state of the game can say. If more people would, like Mr. Spear, make the effort to expose our game to the masses, maybe men's fastpitch would return to the public conciousness. There is a good deal of action footage that captures the game being played at it's highest level. No offense to the girl's, but 70mph pitches are change-ups in the men's game. How about 85mph from 46 feet? All in all, he captures the beauty of a game that, while struggling to stay alive, is still a pure representation of the ideals of American sport.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.