Judging by the buzz, the Red Sox visit to Nationals Park in a couple weeks will be the biggest baseball happening this town has seen since the 1933 World Series.
Among the events planned to complement the three-game series: On June 22, E Street Cinema will host the DC premiere of “The Lost Son of Havana,” a documentary about beloved former Red Sock hero Luis Tiant and his 2007 trip to his native Cuba. It’s the first time Tiant visited his homeland since leaving to play big league beisbol in 1961. The film (see the trailer here) also tells the story of the father he left behind, Luis Sr., a Cuban baseball legend and Negro Leagues star.
Tiant and executive producer Bobby “Something About Mary” Farrelly are said to be attending. Unnamed current Red Sox players will also show up, according to organizers.
The Myerses, alas, will not be there.