The Battered Bastards of Baseball: Netflix Branches Out Into Films


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Netflix is slowly but surely taking over the world. Not content with offering us amazing TV, with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, the on demand service is now branching out into movies.

The Battered Bastards of Baseball is a documentary film telling the true story of actor Bing Russell’s Minor League Baseball team the Portland Mavericks. The team were in action from 1973 to 1977, with Bing’s son Kurt Russell playing for them and serving as vice president. The Oscar nominated director Todd Field (Little Children) also played for the Mavericks.

The Battered Bastards of Baseball will air exclusively through Netflix on July 11 after it received rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival back in January.

Netflix have seen their fortunes go from strength to strength thanks to their strong programming, and branching out into films can only enhance this. On Demand TV is the way to go too. I know in our family we mainly either watch on demand or via playback so we can skip the commercials. I’m looking forward to watching The Battered Bastards of Baseball very soon, and in the meantime you can watch the fascinating trailer below.