Posts Tagged ‘Baseball’

The Sandlot

“You’re killing me, Smalls!” There’s something about memories of childhood and baseball that seem to go hand in hand. Perhaps it’s the tradition of baseball — it feels as tied into good ol’ Americana as much as fireworks on the Fourth of July or hot apple pie, things that can certainly define childhood memories. Perhaps…

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Moneyball

“People who run ball clubs, they think in terms of buying players. You’re goal shouldn’t be to buy players, your goal should be to buy wins, and in order to buy wins, you need to buy runs.” It’s spring training season again, and we’re back to discuss more baseball movies! In 2011, Bennett Miller directed…

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Field of Dreams

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball.  America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers.  It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again.  But baseball has marked the time.  This field, this game:  it’s a part of our past, Ray.  It reminds us of all that once…

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Bull Durham

 “Man, that ball got outta here in a hurry.” It’s time for more 80s baseball movies, ladies and gentlemen! This week, we’re talking about Bull Durham, Ron Shelton’s 1988 tribute to the minor leagues. If there ever was a film to compare religion to baseball to sex, this would be that film.  Join us —…

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Major League

“Juuuuust a bit outside.”   That’s right, ladies and gentlemen — we’re switching things up a bit this week on Rash Pixel’s “Movies We Like” — instead of “Bull Durham” as promised, we’re pulling a switcheroo and flipflopping that with 1989’s baseball comedy classic, “Major League.”  Sure, it’s a bit dated, but man, it’s still…

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The Natural

“Red, it took me sixteen years to get here. You play me, and I’ll give ya the best I got.” Baseball. Just like apple pie, it’s an intrinsic part of America. Movies about baseball, on the other hand, didn’t really become popular forms of entertainment until 1984’s “The Natural”, which is what we’re talking about…

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