Tuesday, December 23, 2008

New Squawker giveaway

Just in case you don't get enough baseball-related gifts this holiday season, here's your chance to win something Yankee-themed to ring in the new year.

The filmmakers at Mental Slapstick are giving away 15 DVDs of the short film "Gandhi at the Bat" to our readers. All you have to do is send an email with your name, address, and phone number to subwaysquawkers@gmail.com . Please put the word DVD in the subject line. You have until Tuesday, January 6 at noon to enter.

So what's the movie all about? The filmmakers describe it this way:
Gandhi at the Bat is an 11-minute mock newsreel about the little-known (and totally fictional) incident when Mahatma Gandhi pinch hit for the Yankees in 1933. According to the movie, which is based on a short story by Chet Williamson that originally appeared in The New Yorker magazine, Gandhi visited the United States in 1933, but for reasons of national security, President Franklin Roosevelt requested that all records of the visit be suppressed. The only account to escape the web of secrecy was this one newsreel - only recently rediscovered and restored - in which Gandhi joins Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the rest of the Bronx Bombers in a game against against Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's. More info about the movie - including before-and-after demos that show how the filmmakers recreated Depression-era Yankee Stadium - can be found at http://www.gandhiatthebat.com/.

Anyhow, I've watched the movie myself, and it's a lot of fun. So please, check out the contest, and enter this cool giveaway.

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