Premiere for Mathematically Alive

Wanted to let everyone know about the premiere of the documentary “Mathematically Alive”, which focuses on the lives of Mets fans during the 2006 season. The premiere will be held at Rutgers University from November 9th through 11th.

From the directors’ — Joseph Coburn and Katherine Foronjy — press release:

This engaging documentary is for all New York Mets fans and for anyone who is a devoted fan of a sports team. Directors Coburn and Foronjy reveal the stories of a spectrum of Mets devotees and take us on their roller coaster ride of emotion through the 2006 playoffs.

Mathematically Alive explores why Sports are such an integral part of American culture. What the affects are of following a team and, more importantly, why fans continue to invest so much emotion, time, and money into their team. They are the stories of any fan in America. For some it’s an escape from reality, for others it forms their identity. Their fanaticism, not too far off from your own or someone you know, makes for a fascinating window into an often unexamined part of everyday life – Sport fandom.

I haven’t seen it but it sounds like it could be interesting for Mets fans. If you live in central NJ, and have the time, it should be a fun event. Here are the details:

New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University

November 09, 2007 – 7:00PM

November 10, 2007 – 7:00PM

November 11, 2007 – 7:00PM

Rutgers University – Scott Hall #123,

43 College Avenue

(Near the corner of College Avenue and Hamilton Street),

College Avenue Campus

New Brunswick, New Jersey

More information can be found at the movie’s website: Mathematically Alive and at the NJ Media Arts Centerwebsite.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. isuzudude October 24, 2007 at 1:35 pm
    This is an unrelated topic to the article, but I wanted to pose this question here instead of add it on to the end of our other conversation on the previous article.

    All are welcome to answer this question, but in particular I’m looking to get the opinions of those among us who really keep track of this stuff. Discounting anyone who has played in triple-A or with the Mets (i.e. Milledge, Gomez, Humber, etc), who are your top-10 prospects within the Mets organization? When answering, could you also name the current major leaguer that most resembles the type of player you think the prospect will turn out to be?

    Thanks in advance, guys (and gals?)

  2. joe October 24, 2007 at 1:50 pm
    Good question isuzudude … I’ve turned it into its own post here:

  3. isuzudude October 24, 2007 at 4:38 pm
    Thanks, Joe. Maybe source for another post can be found here…

    I certainly think HoJo is an adaquate hitting coach, but I think we all would hae liked to have seen him go to 3rd or 1st base coaching and have Rudy come aboard. The 2 questions raised by this development are:

    1. Is Omar right in his rationale for not hiring Jamarillo because he and Randolph were both managerial candidates? Sounds like he’s living too much in the past without any forward thinking. As an example, both Mattingly and Pena are on the Yankees coaching staff and are interviewing for the managerial job. If one or the other gets hired, does that mean the other one has to go?

    2. Omar says the new 1st base coach will be someone from the Mets minor league system. Any predictions or desires?