Members of the Navin Field Grounds Crew
at the DVD release party at Cinema Detroit

Director Jason Roche at the Capital City Film Festival in Lansing, MI.

Reporter Jorge Avellan of My 20 TV interviews director Jason Roche and Navin Field Grounds Crew founder Tom Derry.

Stealing Home wins Freep Film Festival audience award

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

(Detroit) Stealing Home, the documentary about the dedicated volunteers who take care of the field at the old Tiger Stadium site, has been named winner of the "Best of the Festival" audience choice award at the inaugural Freep Film Festival.  "I am shocked and humbled to hear that Stealing Home won," director Jason Roche said.  "There were some other amazing films in the festival.  I am very grateful that the audience enjoyed the story about the Navin Field Grounds Crew. 


DVD Release Party for Stealing Home

More than a dozen members of the Navin Field Grounds Crew along with former Detroit Tigers outfielder

Ike Blessitt attended the DVD release party for Stealing Home at Cinema Detroit, Detroit's independent theater, on November 5, 2014. 

Stealing Home featured on tv 20 (my20 Detroit)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

(Detroit) Stealing Home and the Navin Field Grounds Crew are the subject of a great feature story on My20 Detroit

Reporter Jorge Avellan came to the Corner to interview director Jason Roche and Navin Field Grounds Crew founder Tom Derry. 

Stealing Home wins Best Documentary Feature award

Monday, February 3, 2014

(Detroit) Stealing Home has been named the winner of the award for Best Documentary Feature at the Detroit Dreaming Film Festival for 2014.  "This is an incredible honor.  I'm thrilled that the audience responded so well to this great story," director Jason Roche said.  "I am grateful that the Detroit Dreaming Film Festival included Stealing Home, and grateful that so many people braved the winter weather to fill the Matrix Theater to see the film."



Stealing Home​ star Dave Mesrey and director Jason Roche at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

ESPN's Grantland.com tells the story of the grounds crew

Thursday, April 17, 2014

(Detroit)  ESPN's award-winning Grantland website has just posted a beautifully written feature about the Navin Field Grounds Crew.  Author James Hughes met the grounds crew at the Freep Film Fest screening of Stealing Home.  His article is part of Grantland's week-long series focusing on Detroit's proud sports heritage. 

Rolling Stone loves the Navin Field grounds Crew!

September 22, 2014. 

Check out Daniel Epstein's great story about the NFGC in Rolling Stone. The article even mentions Stealing Home​. 

Stealing Home  featured at the Baseball Hall of Fame

September 20, 2014

(Cooperstown, NY) Stealing Home was selected for the 9th annual Baseball Film Festival at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.  Navin Field Grounds Crew member Dave Mesrey joined Stealing Home director Jason Roche for a lively Q&A session with a full audience after the screening at the HOF's Bullpen Theater.

Stealing Home featured in the capital city film festival

Thursday, April 11, 2014

(Lansing, MI) Stealing Home will be featured this Saturday, April 12, in the Capital City Film Festival in Lansing.

Director Jason Roche and members of the Navin Field Grounds Crew will be on hand to answer questions from the audience and from sports journalist, author, and radio host Jack Ebling.  Showtime is 2pm at the Lansing Media Center.