Will Ferrel has played some memorable sport’s characters in his acting career; A competitive boy’s soccer coach in “Kicking and Screaming”; basketball team owner, Jackie Moon in “Semi-Pro”; Figure skater, Chazz Michael Michaels in “Blades of Glory”; and of course NASCAR driver, Ricky Bobby in “Talladega Nights”.
Within one day, Ferrel traveled to 5 different cactus league ballparks and suited up to play a few positions for each team. These were only spring training games so Ferrel’s participation will not impact the teams in the regular season. The event #Ferreltakesthefield was documented for an HBO special and dedicated to the fight against cancer. All in all, a pretty classy move from Mr. Ferrel.