HBO to show Will Ferrell’s baseball tour screening at Petco Park


Actor Will Ferrell played for the San Diego Padres as they took on the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a new HBO special from Funny Or Die in partnership with Major League Baseball to support the fight against cancer at Peoria Stadium on March 12, 2015 in Peoria, Arizona. (Getty Images)

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SAN DIEGO — A television special about actor Will Ferrell’s one-day tour of baseball spring training sites, in which he played 10 positions for 10 teams, will be screened at Petco Park on Labor Day weekend, HBO and Major League Baseball announced Monday.

Fans at the Sept. 5 Padres game against the Dodgers will be able to stay and watch the ballpark premiere of HBO’s “Ferrell Takes the Field.”

On March 12, Ferrell visited five stadiums in Arizona where exhibition games were taking place and suited up for each team.

He played first base for the Cubs, second base for the Mariners, shortstop for the A’s, third base for the Reds, left field for the Diamondbacks, center field for the Angels, right field for the Padres, catcher for the Giants, pitcher for the Dodgers and designated hitter for the White Sox.

His exploits were part of a cancer fundraiser.

Ferrell is scheduled to appear at Petco Park to introduce the show, for which he served as executive producer.

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