It's that first, hopeful sign of spring, at least for baseball fans: pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training. One way to get ready for Opening Day is to take advantage of the AFI Silver Theater's "Play Ball! Hollywood and the American Pastime," series, which opened earlier this month and runs through April 16.
Among classics such as "Bull Durham," "A League of Their Own," "The Bad News Bears" and "The Natural," there are musicals — "Take Me Out to The Ball Game" and "Damn Yankees" — as well as curiosities including " The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings" and documentaries like "Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream" and "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" and "Knuckleball!"
There are a fair amount of free screenings; for a full calendar with showtimes, go to the AFI Silver's website. Play ball!