Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A quick Irish baseball memory or two

Came across these two clips today from John Fitzgerald's great documentary about baseball in Ireland, 'The Emerald Diamond'. John's movie is a fantastic little labour of love that, although it received enormous and almost universal critical acclaim, has not managed to garner the raw viewing figures it deserves.

You can find out more about the movie here, but in the meantime, here are two wonderful clips that grabbed my attention today. Both are short in terms of time, but heavy in terms of memories. If you want some idea of how passionate the Irish are about their baseball, check the second clip out in particular.

Ireland v Hungary in 2000

Sean Mitchell's number retirement ceremony


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Irish National baseball team

Irish National baseball team
Team Ireland at the European Championships, Croatia, 2000.

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