When the pilot aired, Mare Winningham received first billing in the opening credits and Dean Cain was credited last with the special billing "And Dean Cain". There was also another series regular, Marc Donato, who played Rich, a fellow bat boy. Donato was dropped after the pilot, and beginning with the third episode, Dean Cain received top billing, and Winningham credited last as "And Mare Winningham". See more »
[Pete stands in front of a mirror to tuck in his jersey. He stares at himself for a little while until one of the baseball players comes up and says...]
This is baseball, not a fashion show.
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if you liked Clubhouse, check out the book it was based on!!
CBS pulled the plug on Clubhouse way too early. A friend gave me the book that Clubhouse was based on. It's called "BAT BOY" by a guy named Matt McGough who was actually a bat boy for the Yankees. It just came out a few months ago, after the show got cancelled (kind of weird timing). As good as the show was, the book is even better.
A lot of the stories from Clubhouse seem like they came straight from the book -- the prank the players pulled on Pete his first day of work, and the potato cannon, and meeting girls at Yankee Stadium, and lots of other inside stories about the Yankees locker room and growing up in New York. Not much about his sister Betsy the JD, but that was actually my least favorite part of the show by far.
I even met Matt at a reading he did in New York last weekend. He didn't know if they're planning on releasing Clubhouse on DVD. But he did say that the book has a website, www.batboybook.com, and that he'd try to post any update.
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