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The Sweet Spot, a New Streaming TV Channel for Baseball Fans


Los Angeles, CA: Evzone Media+Experiential, LLC, a documentary production company, announced today they are launching a new streaming television channel, The Sweet Spot – A Treasury of Baseball Stories. The Sweet Spot will feature an original documentary anthology series of the same name, focusing on deep, personal, and inside stories from players, coaches, writers, fans, mascots, and more.

The Sweet Spot premieres December 14th simultaneously on Roku, Amazon Prime, and Vimeo on Demand. In early 2017 they will add Apple TV, Google Chromecast and other streaming media outlets. The channel offers both ad supported and subscription-based viewing.

Co-Founder and baseball documentarian Jon Leonoudakis, says, “This is a new look at America’s oldest game. There’s so much more to baseball than who had the most RBIs. I’m exploring baseball’s sub-culture to examine stories and themes the mainstream media typically miss.” Co-Founder, Kelly Holtzclaw, agrees, “The Sweet Spot is the story behind the stats. Record books only tell you what happened, we show you the how and why. What goes on behind the scenes is fascinating.” There are also plenty of former players’ gritty, on-field war stories. “Above all,” Leonoudakis says, “The Sweet Spot is about preserving baseball history.”

Some upcoming episodes include: former players such as Mike “Tiny” Felder and Jim Campanis, Texas Rangers bench coach Steve Buechele, New Yorker artist Mark Ulriksen, ironman scorekeeper Ed Munson (who scored 2,003 consecutive games), female umpire Perry Barber, former Yankees bat boy Matt McGough, sportswriter Ron Rapoport, Dodgers Super Fan Emma Amaya, and the San Francisco Giants’ legendary equipment manager of almost 60 years, Mike “Murph” Murphy and pitcher Jim “Mudcat” Grant on discussing racism with President Kennedy at a surprise breakfast in 1961. There are some 35 episodes in the can with at least another 30 planned for production early next year.

The Sweet Spot is the logical next step for Leonoudakis who has directed three feature-length baseball films; the cult classic Not Exactly Cooperstown, The Day The World Series Stopped, and Hano! A Century in The Bleachers. All three films have been screened at The National Baseball Hall of Fame and are in Cooperstown’s permanent collection.

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INTERVIEW WITH MARTY LURIE/ KNBR 680 AM SAN FRANCISCO – 8/27/17:

INTERVIEW WITH ERIC LENABURG IN “DOC’S CLUBHOUSE”

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/docsclubhouse/2017/03/05/docs-clubhouse–episode-11#.WLuU13JnkVQ.facebook

INTERVIEW WITH RALPH TYKO, TIM HALLER, AND PAT QUINLAN ON THE COMFORTABLY ZONED PODCAST:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/comfortablyzonedradionetwork/permalink/1477100442304168/

INTERVIEW WITH RON KAPLAN, FOR THE BASEBALL BOOKSHELF:

http://www.ronkaplansbaseballbookshelf.com/2016/12/22/the-bookshelf-conversation-jon-leonoudakis-2/

EARLY PRAISE FOR “THE SWEET SPOT–A TREASURY OF BASEBALL STORIES”!

“Baseball is more than just a game…and Jon Leonoudakis captures that with this sterling series”
Arnold Hano, author, “A Day in the Bleachers”

“The Sweet Spot takes us to corners of the baseball world we don’t normally see. Its lively cast of characters are a feast for baseball fans.”
George Gmelch, former professional ballplayer, author, “Playing with Tigers”, and professor of anthropology

“A gem! What makes baseball great is the love of the game by people from all walks of life. Joy and tears are passed down from generation to generation. Only a filmmaker like Jon Leonoudakis could produce The Sweet Spot, which is a most unusual take on the game.”
Denny Tedesco, producer/director, “The Wrecking Crew” music documentary

“Marvelous! Jon Leonoudakis shows us how profoundly baseball can inform our lives. Not to be missed!”
Jean Hastings Ardell, author, “Breaking into Baseball”

“Baseball professionals and fans share their personal stories and passion for the game…fun, inspiring, quirky, and moving, The Sweet Spot is fascinating.”
Robert K. Fitts, baseball historian and author of “Banzai Babe Ruth”

“The passion and joy of baseball is seen through different prisms…the color of the game comes alive…it gave me that magical feeling of being in a ballpark for the first time. The Sweet Spot is terrific!”
Marty Lurie, KNBR San Francisco Giants Radio host

“The Sweet Spot gives us the chance to enjoy baseball through the experience of an assortment of the game’s most impassioned characters. These conversations are timeless and engaging, just like the game itself.”
John Rosengren, author, “The Fight of Their Lives”

“Any American who’s convinced the country is in fast decline needs to watch “The Sweet Spot,” a new video series of baseball stories. Through the wandering, ever-curious lens of Jon Leonoudakis’s high-definition camera, the glorious beauty of the American experiment is made clear in rich Technicolor images of ball fields, baseball uniforms, bobblehead dolls, and the best and brightest figures of the Grand Old Game. A fascinating treasury of stories from and about players, coaches, fans, artists, teams, and the myriad crewmembers that support the game, “The Sweet Spot” is a must-see not just for baseball fans, but for anyone needing a reminder of the true greatness of our shared American culture.”

–Michael Fallon, author, “Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977-78 Dodgers”

THE SWEET SPOT LIVE!

Co-Founder Jon Leonoudakis will be presenting episodes from the Sweet Spot–A Treasury of Baseball Stories” with special guests!

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC EVENT

MARCH 28, 2017, 6:00p.m.

San Francisco Main Library

Koret Auditorium

100 Larkin Street

San Francisco, CA

Free admission to the public