Cal Laird, a senior videographer at Fenwick, was profiled in this space last fall when Laird started creating a series of sports-oriented videos that became the basis of FriarsTV.
Laird is back again this spring with “The Franchise: A Season with the Fenwick Friars” inspired by the Showtime cable TV series that followed the preseason of different major league baseball teams. Unlike Laird’s other video productions, this first 15-minute episode may not be as objective. It should be noted that Laird is a left-handed pitcher for the Friars, who has committed to Emerson College in Boston, according to prepbaseballreport.com. Emerson is a small school devoted to studies in communications and fine arts much like Columbia College Chicago.
The Friars are scheduled to play Summit Country Day of Cincinnati Thursday in their last of four games this week over spring break at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, which is the spring training home of the Atlanta Braves.
Below is a video of Laird pitching on the Braves’ spring training field during last year’s spring break trip.
The Friars return home Friday and are scheduled to play at Mount Carmel at 4:30 p.m. Monday to open the Catholic League season.