Got plans for Opening Day? Well… break ‘em. And be sure you’re thoroughly dried out from your trip to Montreal this weekend, because real actual fucking baseball starts on Monday at 4:10 PM ET with the Jays taking on the Rays in Tampa, and it’s going to craziness at Opera Bob’s (1112 Dundas St. W, just east of Ossington), where I’ll be watching it along with some of my fellow cast members and people behind Sports Bar Heroes. And hopefully a whole bunch of you, too!
Here’s the Facebook event page, if you’re into that sort of thing, which promises of hot dogs, Cracker Jack, and — most importantly — beer specials.
For those of you who’ve somehow missed it, Sports Bar Heroes is a web series created by some extremely talented and creative people who had a brief mental lapse and asked me to be a part of it — I’m even slated to act in it, apparently (which will no doubt will be a quiet triumph). Lofty goals here, but think The League meets It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, meets Toronto sports — as you can see in the demo below, which Pat Smith and the guys at 83 Pictures put together as a part of a package to secure funding to get this passion project of theirs made. Though… I’m not entirely convinced Pat isn’t just doing this in an attempt to meet Robbie Alomar (by getting him to guest star and writing him into an episode getting cock blocked at Opera Bob’s by the character Pat plays), which… actually seems reason enough to do anything, if you ask me.
Anyway, it’s going to be really Toronto sports-centric, and specifically the downtown-centred subculture many of the readers of this blog likely feel a part of (not to mention rather Jays-focussed, as well), so it just might find itself in a lot of your wheelhouses and we hope you like it as much as we do.
The funding will be partly granted based on the appetite that’s show for the demo, which you can show by giving it a watch to drive up the view count on YouTube, and by giving @SportsBarHeroes a follow on Twitter.
And as a bonus, here’s some additional “promo” for the project!