Dear Shoeless Joe (The Movie),
I love baseball.
From the major leagues to the movies, I am absolutely convinced baseball tells some of the best stories about what it means to be human.
Field of Dreams reminds us of the importance of relationships and that it’s okay to chase ridiculous dreams, even if no one else understands them at the time.
The Sandlot instills the importance of always playing this game with the joy and passion of a kid.
A League of Their Own and 42 teach us that baseball is a sport for all people.
Ever since I was introduced to Shoeless Joe via Field of Dreams, I have hoped for his innocence. A player of his caliber deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
I am writing because, at this time, I cannot contribute financially to this project. But if you need extra ballplayers for the filming, I have experience.
I was an extra in the documentary First Boys of Spring, quietly acting as third baseman for the Red Sox. I’ve been on camera a couple of times over the last year as I just concluded 366 days of playing catch. My arm’s in great shape and I have my own antique glove. Maybe this video can serve as an audition.
If you have no need for me, I understand. But, if filming brings you anywhere near Missouri, please let me know. I’d love to connect with you for a game of catch.
I cannot wait to see your movie in December!
For love of the game,
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