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Filmmaker Aviva Kempner discusses her documentary, 'The Spy Behind Home Plate'

Baseball Moe Berg may have been an unremarkable catcher, but his indelible contributions to the U.S. effort in World War II and close friendships with baseball legends from Lou Gehrig to Babe Ruth made him one of the most interesting sports figures of his era.As a U.S. spy, Berg gathered valuable intel during a baseball trip to Japan, sneaking away from a string of exhibition games to capture footage of Tokyo's skyline. That information would become important to the U.S. as it searched for weaknesses amid the Japanese capital. Later, he spent time on assignment in South America before monitoring Germany’s progress toward building a nuclear weapon. All the while, he served as a backstop for the White Sox, Senators, Indians and Red Sox. MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZNFilmmaker Aviva Kempner tells Berg’s story in the film “The Spy Behind Home Plat夜网论坛e,” which debuted in theaters May 24. Sporting News spoke to Kempner about the film, which aligned with her deep interests in Jewish history and sports.This interview has been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.Sporting News: As someone with a filmmaking interest in 19th century era American history, this film seemed to match your interests well. So first off, where did the idea to make “The Spy Behind Home Plate” originate as a continuation of that work?Aviva Kempner: (Executive producer) William Levine, who supported in a minor way two of[......]

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trade rumors: Padres eyeing Trevor Bauer in a deal?

null Baseball null The Padres are clearly fans of the Indians' rotation.San Diego is likely in the market for a top-of-the-rotation starter heading up to the July 31 trade deadline and it once again has set its sights on Cleveland. MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZNAccording to The Athletic, the Padres aren't going to go after one of the free agents remaining on the market like Dallas Keuchel or Craig Kimbrel, but they prefer to pick up a guy like Trevor Bauer in a trade from the Indians. The Padres tried to get Corey Kluber in a three-team trade this offseason (though it was reporte夜网论坛d they intended to acquire him and then trade him) so they have a history in negotiating with the Indians.San Diego has a good pitching staff with rookie Chris Paddack leading its rotation, but almost all of the team's starters lack experience.Bauer does not. He has pitched in big games during a pennant chase, dominated in the ALDS and even made appearances in the World Series.A guy like that could anchor a rotation in a way Paddack, Eric Lauer and Joey Lucchesi have yet to prove they can in a pennant chase.Bauer hasn't been at his best this year, but at his greatest, no one has better stuff in than the Indians' righty.If the Pad[......]

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