Schedule

On October 29, 2019Joel Tauber began Border-Ball: a 40-day pilgrimage along the U.S. – Mexico border. Tauber starts, each day, at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California, and walks along the border wall before heading north two and a half miles to the Otay Mesa Detention Center. He is traveling there and back again each day – a seven mile journey that connects legal entry to the U.S. with the border wall and the detention center holding those who might be in the country without all legal permits.

Participate in Border-Ball by walking with Joel Tauber, playing catch with him, and by sharing your stories about baseball and the border. Here’s the map of the route. And here’s the walking and interviewing schedule:

October 29 -30: Meet at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry pedestrian bridge at noon. Walk along the border and proceed to the Otay Mesa Detention Center. Then return to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.

Oct 31; Nov 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29; Dec 1, 3, 5, 7: Meet at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry pedestrian bridge at noon. Share stories (on camera) about baseball and the border until 1 pm. Walk along the border wall from 1-1:30. Rest from 1:30 – 1:45 pm. Walk to the Otay Mesa Detention Center from 1:45 – 2:45 pm. Share stories (on camera) about baseball and the border until 3:45 pm. Walk back to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry from 3:45 – 4:45 pm.

Nov 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30; Dec 2, 4, 6: Meet at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry pedestrian bridge at noon. Share stories (on camera) about baseball and the border until 1 pm. Walk along the border wall from 1:00-1:30. Share stories (on camera) about baseball and the border until 2:30 pm at the eastern end of the Via De La Amistad section of the route. Walk to the Otay Mesa Detention Center from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. Rest from 3:30 until 3:45 pm. Walk back to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry from 3:45 – 4:45 pm.

Nov 4: Joel Tauber is walking alone with a cinematographer

There are no places to get food or water after leaving the Port of Entry area, so please make sure to bring water with you, and either eat before the walk or bring some food with you as well. Tauber brings a second glove with him, but if you have a glove, please bring it to play catch.

Also: if you have any trouble finding Joel Tauber, you are welcome to call or text: +1 626-399-7746.