Q: What is THE WINNING SEASON about?
A: It's a story about a young kid named Joe who's having a tough time. He finds a baseball card, one of the most famous and rare baseball cards in the history of the world. The card becomes his time machine and takes him back in time. He wishes that he was older, and so he goes into a tunnel and comes out a 25-year-old man in 1909.
Q: What has it been like working with Matthew Modine?
A: It's been great. Matthew is one of the nicest guys I've ever met. He's a really bright guy and just a pleasure to be around.
Q: In making this movie, what have you come to learn about Honus Wagner?
A: From what I can see about Honus, he was a great ballplayer and a good guy -- he didn't want his face on a baseball card because it came on the back of a pack of cigarettes, and he didn't want to support smoking. That just sheds a little light on what kind of guy he was.
Q: How has it been working with director John Kent Harrison on set?
A: One thing that's important when playing a character like this is to be able to trust the director and know that you're safe in what his decisions are. I have that with John.
Q: How did you get involved with this movie?
A: They sent me the script and said we'd like you to play Joe. I don't get a lot of opportunities to play a character like Joe. It's a good quality film, too. I think it has a lot of values for families and young kids to watch.
Q: What are the values to be learned in this movie?
A: One note that gets hit on a few times is you gotta take your swings. It's not necessarily saying you always have to be great. It's just that you always have to give it your best shot. I think that's a good message for young kids.