This was a fun project that developed over the course of a couple years. Although I've been performing the effect for many years, I added a baseball theme story presentation, and had the idea of doing it on an infield design. Then I read Dick Steiner's book, Trifecta, where he describes using baseball, football, and golf designed table tops for his effects. I wanted the design to be on a dinner napkin so I could use it in a more versatile manner. So I found the material with a green field like color and visited my tailor, Maya Diaz to cut and sew the napkins. Then it was off to Rick & Alison Ivansek at AG Werks to design and print the infield design. These came out very nice. My friends Anne Philips let me wear the Diamondback's World Series Championship shirt and hat which was very cool, and Frank Frounfelker did the camera work which looks great. I'm grateful to all these team players for their help producing this video!
Finally, I'd like to dedicate this to the cherished memory of Daryl, a dear friend and one of the greatest magicians I've ever known, who taught me the effect almost 40 years ago.
PS. This effect has an additional ending which has to be seen live to be appreciated. Seriously now, as an attraction, I imagine performing this in a private show for the Diamondback's team & organization, as well as the VIPs in the suites. If any of you know anyone who can arrange this, please let them know!