Playing for Peanuts

Not sure about you, but the prospect of watching the Phillies in the World Series makes me ill. Still, I have a dire need to watch (consume?) baseball every chance I get.

Toward that end, if you are not looking forward to watching the “fightin’ Phils” this week, but would like to be entertained by our National Pastime, you have the option of viewing the first eight episodes of “Playing for Peanuts”.

Hmm …. watch Wally Backman and a group of scrappy overachievers … or Pat Burrell, Cole Hamels, Jayson Werth, Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, and co.?

Seems to be a no-brainer ….

Playing for Peanuts, episodes 1.1 – 2.4

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