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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-03-29, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Best Baseball Movie?

The Boys of Summer are almost back so I watched League of their Own this week with my kids. A great movie. I had seen it years ago but forgot how good it was. Another baseball movie I watched recently with my kids was The Rookie with Dennis Quad.

I found Bull Durham pretty good but since I can't stand Kevin Costner, I only found it okay.

Any Baseball movie recommendations out there?
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-03-29, 03:53 PM
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Another Costner movie: Field of Dreams.

Lots of old B&W baseball movies but not sure if you're interested in Classics.
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I thought Cobb with Tommy Lee Jones was facinating and hilarious. Major League was great too!
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Stealing Home was a really good drama...

Fever Pitch was a great movie, and one for the wife/gf too...

Mr. 3000 wasn't too bad a comedy...

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New director's cut of The Natural coming out on DVD next week.
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The Natural. (wasn't that Robert Redford?) If it was, I really thought that was a bad movie.
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61* -For and HBO movie, it was incredibly well done...highly recommended! Alot more serious.
Bad News Bears - new and old
Bull Durham - Maybe the best?
Fever Pitch - very funny
Field of Dreams - If you build it...
Major League
The Natural - with the new DVD coming out, I'll be getting that one. Wonderboy is awesome!
Pride of the Yankees
The Rookie - Also higly recommended
The Sandlot

A League of Their Own is pretty good too. Hanks is great in that one.
"Avoid the clap. Jimmy Dougan."

(I love baseball, and as such, love baseball movies...I'm kinda like Kevin Costner)
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post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-03-29, 05:22 PM
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I have to say BULL DURHAM
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61* -For and HBO movie, it was incredibly well done...highly recommended! Alot more serious.
Bad News Bears - new and old
Bull Durham - Maybe the best?
Fever Pitch - very funny
Field of Dreams - If you build it...
Major League
The Natural - with the new DVD coming out, I'll be getting that one. Wonderboy is awesome!
Pride of the Yankees
The Rookie - Also higly recommended
The Sandlot


GOOD LIST!

My favs. -
Major League (only the first one!)
Field of Dreams
For the love of the game (One of my fav. being a tigers fan)
61 - Excellent; very well done
Bull Durhum - I thought it was a bit overratted

For sure the best is Field Of Dreams but I loved For the Love of the Game.

MONDAY !!!!!!!!! GO TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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New director's cut of The Natural coming out on DVD next week.
I liked this one as well - When he hit the 600 ft bomb and blew the lights!
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The rookie was good too! More of an insirational story as well.
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"Rookie of the Year" is a good family movie
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post #13 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-03-30, 12:44 AM
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Bull Durham was a chick flick dressed up as a sports movie to get boys AND girls into the theatre - and i'd say it pretty much worked

Field of Dreams, on the other hand, was WP Kinsella's love poem to the game of baseball (not the "sport", mind you....the game). If you can watch that movie and not have your "allergies act up" a bit....well, I feel sorry for you (or you just weren't allowing yourself to get into the movie).
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I'd recommend The Sandlot and the original Bad News Bears.
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Major League. Might not be good for the kiddies, but it's a great comedy.
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