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Clicking and Streaming: 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball' and 'Locke'

Clicking and Streaming: 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball' and 'Locke'

“The Battered Bastards Of Baseball” Directed by Chapman Way and Maclain Way Streaming exclusively on Netflix The Netflix original documentary “The Battered Bastards of Baseball” details the brief history of the Portland Mavericks, a baseball team founded by actor Bing Russell (deputy on “Bonanza,” father of Kurt) after Major League Baseball moved Portland’s minor league team, the Beavers, to Spokane. Bing’s Mavericks were truly independent with no MLB affiliation (an affront to the “farm team” system and the MLB’s quasi-monopoly over pro ball) and their roster included a mononymous lefthanded catcher named...

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