HOT SPOT: Old Baseball Rivals Mookie and Buckner 'Catch Up' on MLB Network

by Brief Staff  |  09.29.2016

Nearly 30 years ago, the New York Mets’ Mookie Wilson hit a ground ball that slipped through the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner, sending the World Series to Game Seven and an ultimate Mets championship.

In its new spot for MLB Network, The Collective @ LAIR and director Thor Raxlen pair up to recreate that classic moment, setting Wilson and Buckner in several real-world scenarios that recalls the moment.

The spot was shot with a camera mounted on a MOVI stabilizer unit, allowing the shoot to be spontaneous and reactive to Wilson’s and Buckner’s genuine interactions. Reminiscent of classic buddy films, these moments capture the natural relationship between the two players and derive comedy from their chemistry.

Baseball’s post-season gets started on Tuesday, Oct. 4, with the World Series starting on Fox on Tuesday, Oct. 25. MLB Network is sharing several National League playoff games with Fox Sports 1.


Network: MLB Network

Writer/Producer/Sr. Director of On-Air Promotion: Christopher Impomeni

Sr. Designer, On-Air Promotion: Jeff Clark

Designer, On-Air Promotion: Mike Stevens

Sound Design & Mix: Bill Bressler

Associate Producer: Enrico Bolognino

Production Manager: Ariel Agami

Vice President, Marketing & Promotion: Steve Miller

Vice President, Marketing & Promotion: Mary Beck Senior

President, MLB Network: Rob McGlarry

Agency: The Collective @ LAIR

Director: Thor Raxlen

Director of Photography: Luca del Puppo

Producer: Mark Aji

Head of Production: Theresa Loguercio

Editor: Jeremy Baumann

Tags:   MLB Network
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