Lou Stanczak talks about the documentary.
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Finding a family in baseball
"WooLife," the latest addition to Emerging Pictures Home Entertainment's growing list of titles devoted to Cubs fans and baseball enthusiasts is now available on DVD.
From living in a box under the streets of Chicago for seven years to attending over 3,000 Chicago Cub baseball games and being featured on ESPN, FOX, Howard Stern and in the pages of Sports Illustrated, NY Times and the Japan Nikkei, Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers has become known as one of America's greatest baseball fans.
WooLife chronicles Ronnie's journey from an abusive childhood on the south side of Chicago to his adopted family in Wrigley Field. A young Ronnie becomes inspired after his grandmother takes him to a Cub game in 1947 to see Jackie Robinson play. What Ronnie discovers in the bleachers of Wrigley is a foster family of Cub fans and players that awakens his spirit and eventually saves him from homelessness. He also finds his soul's music in his distinctive chant during Cubs games-"Cubs Woo, Cubs Woo"-which over the years has become an inspiration to many of baseball's greatest players.
WooLife starts during the 2000 season as Ronnie follows his dream of being recognized by the Cubs as the first fan to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch. Faced with obstacles from the Cub's management, the fans decide to buy Ronnie a new smile to help improve his chances of his dream coming true. WooLife is a testimony that the human spirit can overcome and conquer the grimmest of circumstances, simply by recognizing the gift of being alive and the passion of truly believing in something.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun