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Old 06-08-2023, 07:45 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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An old thread ... and a new baseball movie is out.

And it's about one of the best, Yogi Berra.

Movie title is: It's Ain't Over.

Review here.

You can observe a lot by watching.

I just finished reading the excellent biography titled Yogi and was wo9ndering when there'd be a movie?

Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2023, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Miami (prev. NY, Atlanta, SF, OC and San Diego)
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Pride of the Yankees

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Old 06-13-2023, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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So, there's lots of baseball movies that I like. And I probably wouldn't call this my favorite.. But..

No love for "Little Big League"?

That movie.. For the baseball scenes.. Is really high on my list. Leave the plot out.. But LOOKING like baseball.. That movie was excellent.

Supposedly, the producers, during casting, looked for baseball/athletic ability first.. Then acting ability.

Busfield played high school ball and some college before being injured.. Most, if not all of the players on the Twins in that movie had baseball experience. Moreso than just little league or something.

Honestly.. Might be overall the best baseball in a baseball movie.

Plot.. Meh.. I mean, it wasn't COMPLETELY unbelievable for the times. Early to mid 90's it was still possible someone would bequeath a team to an underage kid.. Though, I believe after Ted Turner managed the Braves for a bit there was a rule created or remembered that an owner couldn't manage their own team.. So.. It wasn't really credible, but.. MILDLY so.
And Pete Crow Armstrong's mom was in it.
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Old 06-26-2023, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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I loved Moneyball, but its hard to ignore the way the film didn't even mention players that were integral to the success of that era. Miguel Tejada, Eric Chavez, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson and there are probably more.

Most of those guys came up the traditional way, my city, (Huntsville, AL) was the Oakland AA minor league team at the time and those guys came up and did some time here.
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Old 06-27-2023, 10:07 PM
 
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Most of those guys came up the traditional way, my city, (Huntsville, AL) was the Oakland AA minor league team at the time and those guys came up and did some time here.

Off movies, but.. Damn.. That had to be a great time. I had something similar here in the late 80's to early 90's.. We had the Greenville Braves, which was the AA affiliate of Atlanta. Javy Lopez, Chipper Jones, David Justice, Andrew Jones, Tom Glavine..

That's what makes me love baseball.. Seeing all those players come up through the system and become stars... And if some cases, HoFers.
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Old 06-29-2023, 12:21 PM
 
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As a kid I saw the 1958 movie Damned Yankees about a Washington Senators fan who sold his soul to the devil if only he could lead the perennial basement dwelling Senators to a win in the World Series.

I saw the movie again in the past couple of years and I could not believe how much my taste in movies has changed as I thought the movie was silly and cliched to the point of gagging.

Meanwhile, the old saying about Washington as a baseball team went like this: "Washington, first in war, first in peace, last in the American League.


If I had to pick a favorite baseball movie it might be Bull Durham (Susan Sarandon in the bathtub ... ooh ooh baby ... sound of grown man biting his knuckles).
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Old 08-06-2023, 09:18 PM
 
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I loved Moneyball, but its hard to ignore the way the film didn't even mention players that were integral to the success of that era. Miguel Tejada, Eric Chavez, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson and there are probably more.

Most of those guys came up the traditional way, my city, (Huntsville, AL) was the Oakland AA minor league team at the time and those guys came up and did some time here.

I had recurring nightmares about 'The Flip' by Jeter in the 2001 ALDS.
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