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Postby rjforlife » Thu Feb 20, 2003 12:56 pm

yeah, so it loses all sense of reality, making it a poor movie, too crazy to ever believe. eight men out is great, altough sad. ml is the funniest, and field of dreams is the best in my mind. didnt really get into baseball until i saw that......worst baseball movie? hardball with keanu reeves.
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Postby mkoss » Thu Feb 20, 2003 1:12 pm

I also really loved For Love of the Game. If you haven't seen it, stop reading because this will be a spoiler. At the end of the movie when the final out is made for the perfect game the whole theater cheered like we were actually at the game.
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Postby BGbootha » Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:42 pm

I was just having this discussion with my dad the other day. He said the natural, i said Field of Dreams. Major league is probably my favorite to watch, but you just can't call it the greatest.

The worst baseball movie ever has to be Summer Catch with Freddie Prince Jr. Any baseball movie where the guy leaves a Perfect game for for a chick (even if it is Jessica Biel) has to be the worst movie ever.
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Postby Brokentusks9 » Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:58 pm

Some really good ones no body talked about...

Little Big League - I dont care what you say, I liked it ;-)
The Rookie
Brewster's Millions
The Fan

Worst movies:
Angels In The Outfield
Ed (I still feel dirty from watching it)
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Postby THE MASHER » Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:00 pm

for WORST baseball movie of ALL-TIME no movie can touch "The Slugger's Wife" This was a total pile of flaming crap. IF you can buy Danny Noonan as a baseball player (Michael O'keefe from Caddyshack ) - EVEN MORE LUDICRIOUS - he breaks Roger Maris' record (remember this was an 80's movie) on the last day of the season - playing for the ATLANTA BRAVES!! Stupid!!
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Postby Bennyy22 » Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:40 pm

i like-
the sandlot
for the love of the game- maybe favorite
and major league

some other ones that were ok..
BASEkatball- not really a baseball movie but has some baseball in it
cant really think off the top of my head but there are some more

really bad ones-
Summer Catch
angels in the outfield
the rookie
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Postby MUEcon » Thu Feb 20, 2003 6:24 pm

i go with bull durham on this

and for love of the game is incredible...

that aside i know i will get flamed for this but Mr. baseball is really good too
i appreciate your input!
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Thu Feb 20, 2003 8:23 pm

I'm sticking with 8 men out. Really fantastic. And I'll go against the grain and say that Field of Dreams is the worst ever. And yes, I have seen "Angels in the Outfield" and "Summer Catch" but the schmaltz of field of Dreams kills me.
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Postby silentmist » Fri Feb 21, 2003 6:34 am

any of you ever saw 61? was a made for hbo movie, but it was really good

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Postby Sticky Spice » Fri Feb 21, 2003 7:42 am

Wow. Sounds like I should go rent 8 men out and for the love of the game.

Just want to mention that everyone should see if their local rental place has Ken Burns Baseball, a documentary. It is a nine part series - each part is like 2 hours!

There are a lot of haters out there on this documentary for some errors, but as a whole it is an incredible historical presentation.

It really made me realize how much history the game has. I really learned a ton about old players I knew nothing about and some of the great games in history.

Unfortunately I also realized that anything that happened before integration probably deserves an asterisk because baseball disallowed blacks for so long. Baseball history would be turned upside down had ALL americans been allowed to play.

I really enjoyed Little Big League too. It's a little embarassing because it's aimed towards younger audiences but it really made me daydream about what if my grandfather were rich and handed me a front office job? what would it be like to really have to tell a player he's waived to his face? For being aimed towards younger audiences it had a lot of good real baseball situations.
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