Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Fourteen-year-old Eddie Ogden (Taylor Ball) is the best player on his baseball team. He also happens to be a natural-born chef, and it is this peculiar talent that opens him up for ridicule, not only from his fellow players, but also from the team's coach, who happens to be Eddie's father (Mark L. Taylor). After enduring such jibes as "Will he trade his baseball mitt for an oven mitt," poor Eddie is in for even more verbal abuse when he enters a prestigious cooking contest -- on the same day as the championship ballgame. Our hero's story is paralleled with that of a young girl who is being forced by her mother to try out for the cheerleading squad, even though the girl would rather play baseball. Real-life master chef Bobby Flay appears as himself in the New Zealand-filmed Eddie's Million-Dollar Cookoff, which made its Disney Channel debut on July 18, 2003.