Ball Boys is a reality TV show based on a sports memorabilia shop (Robbie’s First Base).
There’s plenty of haggling with customers. The shop owners and employees are in the business of getting deals done or rejecting offers.
It is a spin-off reality pawn shop type of show. These shows got their idea from PBS’ Antiques Roadshow.
There are different hooks to the show.
The bread and butter of the show is that it is a sports show. It’s niche is the wheeling and dealing. And, sports history takes on new meaning with detailed descriptions of unexpected items.
The owner of Robbie’s First Base is the biggest hit. He makes for a fun guy to follow with friendly storylines.
The show has personality and guest stars, including Pete Rose and Jim Brown. Look for times and schedule on ABC.
Howard Alperin is Managing Editor of AmericanizeSoccer.com