'Ferrell Takes the Field' debuts Sept. 5 at Petco Park
HBO, Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres announced on Monday that Will Ferrell's comedy special "Ferrell Takes the Field" will have a major league ballpark premiere on Saturday, September 5 at Petco Park, immediately following the San Diego Padres versus Los Angeles Dodgers game that evening. Fans in attendance for the game are invited to stay and watch the screening, with Will Ferrell in attendance to introduce the HBO special. The Padres-Dodgers game is scheduled for a 5:40 p.m. start.
The HBO special from Funny or Die, in partnership with Major League Baseball, covers Ferrell's day on March 12 of this year, when he took the field at ten different positions for ten different teams during spring training. Ferrell pitched to one batter for the Dodgers and played rightfield for the Padres.
The special is dedicated to the fight against cancer through the charity Cancer For College, which has provided nearly $2 million in scholarships to almost 1,000 cancer survivors.