On the heels of last season's wild playoff run and with hopes running high this spring, particularly after a great Opening Day win, it seems like a safe time (emotionally) to revisit the demise of Baltimore's once-beloved Memorial Stadium.
"The Last Season: The Life of Demolition of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium," a documentary by local filmmakers Charles Cohen and Joseph Matthew, screens at Highlandtown's Creative Alliance Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.
According to the Creative Alliance, "a special Baltimore sports guest" will introduce the film, which will be followed with a Q & A with Cohen.
When the film first came out in 2002, we described it as "A heartfelt tribute to what was once the world's largest outdoor insane asylum."
From the film's official synopsis:
". . . the filmmakers constantly vary the mood and perspective with a cast of characters that include fans, ball players, demolition workers, politicians, neigh-borhood activists, journalists, a historian, an architect and a cab driver once famous for leading 50,000 fans to a rollicking boil."