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    Default A Baseball fix as the season is being delayed at least.

    So for opening day and beyond while we await the season, a list of movies to tide of over?

    Bull Durham
    Eight Men Out
    Field of Dreams
    A League of their Own
    Major League
    Pride of the Yankees
    Bad News Bears (original)
    Sand Lot
    The Natural
    42
    61*
    Mr. 3000 (OK, not that great but following the number theme)
    The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
    Damn Yankees
    The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

    As you get more desperate:
    Both Angels in the Outfield.
    Take me Out to the Ball Game (Gene Kelly & Sinatra)
    It Happens Every Spring
    Fear Strikes Out
    Bang the Drum Slowly
    Summer Catch
    Cobb
    The Babe
    The Babe Ruth Story
    Everyone's Hero
    The Slugger's Wife
    The Scout
    Any other Bad News Bears but the original, none were really good while the original was great.
    The Winning Team See Ronald Reagan as Grover Cleveland Alexander, or don't, it really isn't a good movie.



    For now, the speech from Field of Dreams:


    Also Babe Ruth on Baseball in his farewell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=CGThVd9sInU
    You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth. That means the boys.
    And after you're a boy and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in your national pastime, the only real game -- I think -- in the world, baseball.

    As a rule, some people think if you give them a football, or a baseball, or something like that -- naturally they're athletes right away.

    But you can't do that in baseball.

    You've gotta start from way down [at] the bottom, when you're six or seven years of age. You can't wait until you're fifteen or sixteen. You gotta let it grow up with you. And if you're successful, and you try hard enough, you're bound to come out on top -- just like these boys have come to the top now.

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    Maybe a pamphlet on famous Jewish sports heroes?

    Oh, and Moneyball. And Dave has a nice scene with the President throwing out the first pitch on Opening Day.

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    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    Maybe a pamphlet on famous Jewish sports heroes?

    Oh, and Moneyball. And Dave has a nice scene with the President throwing out the first pitch on Opening Day.
    Hey, I included The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, maybe the greatest Jewish sports hero.
    On the Dave note, I thought about Arsenic & Old Lace as it opens with the Dodgers playing at Ebbet's Field to show it is in Brooklyn.

    Also the Ken Burns Baseball documentary should have been included. I meant to include it and forgot.

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    TCM is showing a bunch of Joe E Brown baseball movies this month, I have no idea if they are any good.

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    Quote Originally posted by Rube E. Tewesday View post
    TCM is showing a bunch of Joe E Brown baseball movies this month, I have no idea if they are any good.
    Probably not if he's in them. He is pretty awful.

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    And may I recommend the Stephen King novella Blockade Billy, about the ill-fated 1957 season of the New Jersey Titans (based in Newark) and their rookie catcher phenom? Good stuff, although it hasn't been filmed yet.

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