CSN Chicago trio get Holtzman Award for ‘5 Outs’
By George Castle
Posted on Friday, November 8th
When Dr. David Fletcher, president and founder of the Chicago Baseball Museum, saw the screening of Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s “5 Outs” on Oct. 14, the production hit him squarely between the eyes. He was stunned.
Just like the collective senses of Cubs fandom was hammered by the eight-run Miami Marlins eighth inning exactly 10 years ago previously on that night, one of the incidents depicted in the grand scope of the 2003 Cubs season depicted in “5 Outs.”
Sometimes the creative work of artists in any field jumps out at you so resolutely, you have to take action immediately. Such was the case with the three co-producers of “5 Outs,” Sarah Lauch, Ryan McGuffey and David Kaplan – the latter serving double duty in front of and behind the camera. They truly proved that past is prologue, which too many people forget or choose to ignore in the game of baseball.
The three airings of “5 Outs” on Chicago’s sports cable outlet in Oct. 2013 coincided with the naming of award-winners at the forthcoming Pitch and Hit Club Banquet at the Carlisle in Lombard on Jan. 26.