Detroit Tigers’ Farm Team in Erie, PA Is Reuniting ‘The One-ders’
1996 classic movie "That Thing You Do", as the "One-ders". (MovieClips via YouTube)
This could be one fun road trip next month. The Wonders are going back to Erie, PA!
The Detroit Tigers' farm club in Erie, PA is hosting the band The Wonders from the 1996 classic 'That Thing You Do' for a promotion on Saturday night, September 4th. (And that's Labor Day weekend. As my son said. "Sounds like a road trip.")
The Erie Seawolves are celebrating the 25th anniversary of a movie that a lot of people love, That Thing You Do. It was Tom Hanks' writing and directorial debut. According to IMDb, Hanks wrote the script to fight the boredom while doing a promotional tour for Forrest Gump.
The movie follows the rise (and fall) of a 'one-hit wonder' band (thus the name of the band) The Wonders, from Erie, PA. The movie set in 1965, just after the Beatles made it big, and every young man wanted to be in a band.
(MovieClips via YouTube)
The Seawolves' promotion is pretty cool, too. The four Wonders bandmates will be at the game and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, then sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the 7th Inning Stretch, and "also participate in gameday activities inspired by the movie." And the first 1,000 fans get SeaWolves sunglasses in honor of the “Shades” that Guy Patterson wore in the movie. And finally, weather permitting, after the game, 'That Thing You Do!’ will be shown on the UPMC Park video board.
The actors all look pretty good on the video the team released, and seem to be pretty into making the appearance. It could be fun. And you're likely to see some future Detroit Tigers in the game.