Justin Summers, Exist Pictures
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Houston Father/Son Baseball Teams
to Play Each Other for the Documentary
The Baseball Bond: Our Real Life Field of Dreams,
THIS Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m.
HOUSTON – August 28, 2012 – The Houston production company, Exist Pictures, will
film two local, amateur Father/Son Baseball teams this Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7p.m. at
Anderson Field-Clemens Park, 5701 Beverly Hill St., Houston 77057. The Houston
Yankees and Houston Skeeters will face each other as part of their preparation for the
Annual Father and Son World Series in late October. Members from each team will
come together as one, to play against other Father/Son teams from all over the United
States at Tempe Diablo Stadium, the spring training home of the Anaheim Angels in
The Father and Son World Series, celebrating its 12 th year, is a part of the Men's Senior
Baseball League (MSBL) which includes Houston’s affiliate organization the Houston
Hardball League. Native Houstonian Justin Summers and his film crew have been
following the Houston Skeeters for nearly a year and a half, documenting the lives of
fathers and sons as they play baseball together in Houston against other amateur
teams in preparation for this year’s World Series. Summers was inspired to create the
documentary after watching the Hollywood movie The Field of Dreams with Kevin
Costner. The film also documents his quest to find for his long, lost Grandfather, George
Summers, before the start of the 2011 Father and Son World Series.
Each year, nearly 50 teams travel to Phoenix to play in the MSBL Father and Son World
Series. Teams may consist of fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, uncles and
nephews, and even step-fathers or father figures are allowed in certain circumstances.
This year, the Houston Skeeters will be one of the only teams to have three generations
of men on the same team, as they will be represented by a 74-year-old grandfather, a
52-year-old son and 22-year-old grandson. To keep it competitive, the sons have to be
at least 16 years old and the two divisions are split up depending on the highest level of
play reached. One division can have former professional players and current college
players, while the other can only have former college level players and below.
The Houston Skeeters Father and Son Baseball team has no affiliation with The Sugar
Land Skeeters of the Atlantic league, but it was the perfect name for a Father and Son
Baseball team because of the dual meaning of the word Skeeters, referencing Houston
mosquitoes, as well as a catchy nickname given to sons and grandsons. The film The
Baseball Bond: Our Real Life Field of Dreams is the final stages of completion and will
be released at various U.S. film festivals in 2013 for film distributors and select
For more information on the film, visit www.thebaseballbond.com.
ABOUT EXIST PICTURES
Exist Pictures is a Houston-based production company started by Justin Summers in 2007.
Credits include two locally produced short films, Weapon of Choice and Dip Your Feet in
Devils Water; television commercials for United Alliance Sign Makers; high fashion
photography during New York's Fashion Week; and preproduction on WorldWide Maniac's
Documentary Reclaiming the Garden.