- Posted June 1, 2012 by
Los Angeles, California
Sports Fans will love "The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown"
A reality show producer branches out to create a passion project with "The Baseball Hall of Shame" series, a humorous look at the sport's major gaffes.
Bruce Nash, who has garnered four Sports Emmy nominations, points out “It’s important for the young fans to see that the players are human and make mistakes. That doesn’t mean they’re a bad player, by any means. It’s just human nature. "
This new generation of fans are also very media savvy and with the advent of ‘instant’ information sites like Facebook and Twitter, all fans can now be ‘blooper spotters’.
In fact, fans are encouraged to submit their own nominations on the Baseball Hall of Shame Facebook page which can be found by visiting http://www.facebook.com/baseballhallofshame
The authors of the series, Nash and Allan Zullo, will judge each entry and the best submission to the page each week will receive a free copy of “The Baseball Hall of Shame – The Best of Blooperstown”.
A book for fans of every age, there are highlights both on and off the field from every decade with players past and present.
Nash revealed that the book is dedicated to three young fans who sit near him a Dodger Stadium, a true testament to his devotion to documenting all things baseball.
The three young men, William Kramer, 18, his brother, Jonathan Kramer, 16, and Waylon Sall, 12, inspired Nash to write the book.
The elder Kramer is such a fan that one year he attended every Dodger home game, eighty-one in all; quite a feat for someone so young. Sall, a little league first baseman, is a devout Andre Ethier fan. While Ethier may be his favorite, at a recent game it was hard to miss Sall, who stood and cheered for every player as he headed toward the dugout, no matter if the player had a successful at bat or struck out.
Clearly, Nash figured young Sall's positive attitude when doucumenting the human side of the sport.
True fans undertand the necessity of a record keeper to keep tabs on the lighter side of baseball. Thankfully, Nash has this well in hand. Maybe he’s known all along that this was his calling.
“When I was eight years old, I wrote on a piece of lined paper that kids use when they’re learning how to write, what I wanted to be when I grew up. I took the paper and gave it to my mother. It said ‘Historian’ on it.”
There’s no doubt that there’s passion in every page of “The Baseball Hall of Shame” series, especially in this latest entry, “The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown”.
We have the passion of fan and Historian Bruce Nash to thank for that.
“The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown” is currently available through booksellers nationwide.