Like many of you, we were really looking forward to Opening Day. We’ve never gone to the actual game. Instead, we typically watch it from a local brewery’s tap room and we were ready to do that again this year.
Since the MLB 2020 season has been postponed until at least the middle of May, we think area baseball fans would like a way to connect with like-minded people (and be distracted). So, on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 pm, we’re proposing to host the Hoperatives Virtual Watch Fest.
According to MLB.com, these films are the 25 best baseball movies of all time. The number one film is “Bull Durham” (with Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Cincinnati & NKU’s own Jenny Robertson as Millie) so it’s the logical choice.
We will set up a Facebook Watch Party (or something similar since Facebook seems to be having issues today). That way, we will all watch (or re-watch) Bull Durham together while we enjoy some of our favorite local beers. If you don’t have your own copy (we have two), you can stream it via IMDB TV (ads), The Roku Channel (ads), tubi (ads), VUDU (ads), Hoopla (subscription), DirecTV (subscription), or Starz/Amazon (subscription). You can also rent a digital copy for $2.99-$3.99 or purchase one for $13.99-14.99.
If this first event is popular enough, we schedule one each Thursday night until baseball is back. After the first movie, we will set up a poll to pick the next one to see during the watch party.
In the mean time, support your local breweries by getting their beer to-go or delivered. We are working every day to keep our list of local breweries with carry out or delivery options up-to-date at https://www.hoperatives.com/cincinnati-beer-in-the-age-of-coronavirus/ .
Cheers and here’s to better beer (and wash your damn hands)!
Carla and Tom