Cobb Field documentary on sale

Cobb Field was the home of the Billings Mustangs from 1948 to 2007.

By Billings Mustangs | January 12, 2010 12:53 PM

BILLINGS, Mont. -- You can purchase "Cobb Field: A Day at the Ballpark" -- the nationally televised film on the former home of the Mustangs -- by calling 406-252-1241. The documentary recently broadcast on the MLB Network is available for $25 shipping included.

The film chronicles a day in the final season of Cobb Field -- the home of the Mustangs from 1948 to 2007.

Shot during the last weeks of Cobb Field's existence, the film imagines what Cobb Field might share about history, about baseball and about life. The film has received three Mid-American Emmy Awards for music, best trailer and camera work and was an official selection for the 2008 Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Film Synopsis: "Cobb Field: A Day at the Ballpark" examines 24 hours in the life of Cobb Field, the home of the Pioneer League Billings Mustangs. We see the preparation of the field by those who take pride in the appearance of the diamond, the front office staff who labor behind the scenes to make sure fans enjoy the night's game, loyal fans who have occupied the same seats for years, players who dream of making the Major Leagues, and the coaches who want to help those dreams come true. We meet the umpires who want to move up through the baseball hierarchy, and the play-by-play announcer, an NBA announcer who is following his own baseball dream. We see the game itself, played against the backdrop of the fans who claim this team as their own. After the game, we stay to witness what occurs after the fans have gone home; those who clean up, those who prepare the park for the next day and those who revel in the night's success.

Cobb Field had been in use since 1948 and was replaced by Dehler Park after the 2007 season. Cobb Field has been described as a place where baseball is still baseball, where the focus of the game is still the game itself. Through the gates of the park have passed generations of families who feel a strong bond with "their boys" -- the players who hope to start their baseball legacy as a member of the Mustangs.

Filmmakers: Craig Lindvahl and Joseph Fatheree are the film's producers. They have 12 Mid-America Emmy awards between them for producing, writing, videography and composing. Their work regularly airs on PBS stations around the country. They are also both award-winning educators. Lindvahl is a Milken National Educator Award recipient and Fatheree was recently named Illinois Teacher of the Year.

You can purchase a DVD of "Cobb Field: A Day at the Ballpark" by calling the Billings Mustangs at 406-252-1241. The cost is $25, shipping included.

To play Cobb Field Trailer 1 click here. To play Trailer 2 click here. To view the Movie Poster click here.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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