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Close-up: 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball'

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The documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball looks at the Portland Mavericks of the 1970s - the only independent ball team existing then. A Hollywood actor founded the team, staffed it with scruffy athletes who played for the fun of it, and went on to embarrass the Major Leagues. Rick Brough takes a Closeup view of this film.

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covers Summit County meetings and issues. KPCW snagged him from The Park Record in the '80s, and he's been on air and covering the entire county ever since. He produces the Week In Review podcast, as well a heads the Friday Film Review team.
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