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Postby BeSquare » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:12 am

1. Field of Dreams, which has what I think is the greatest scene in a baseball movie when Ray gets a chance to play catch with his Dad.
2. Bull Durham, I'm an old catcher and my daughters always thought there was some similarities between my game and Costner's (except for his movie star good looks)
3. Pride of the Yankees, gotta put my wife's favorite movie on the list.
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:16 am

How about a stinker? "For Love of the Game." Ugh! Kevin Costner went to the well one too many times with that pile. And the catcher, played by John C. Reilly, are you kidding me? He looks like a used-car salesman with ZERO athletic ability.

Speaking of awkward-looking actors, I liked Bull Durham but Tim Robbins looked like a knob as a "supposedly" fastball-throwing young stud. His windup was weak. Charlie Sheen looked a lot better athletically in Major League. Costner was solid and believable in Bull Durham. He reminds me of Dan Wilson.
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Postby j7 » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:22 am

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Postby eftda » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:36 am

j7 wrote:the scout


i only saw half that movie :~(
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Postby j7 » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:45 am

eftda wrote:
j7 wrote:the scout


i only saw half that movie :~(


which half??! .. mexico is my favorite part
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Postby GiantFan666 » Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:10 am

I know I will probably catch some flack for this, but the natural sucked ass! it had great actors yes, but the writing was horrible!!!
they used every weak-ass movie cliche in the book. it did have some great parts but overall... BTW how does a weak stomach lining= blood on his jersy at the end? how does a ball hit into the lights= all the lights in the park exploding? how do they not remove the bullet when he gets shot? and finally, in the book Roy Hobbs takes the money to throw the game... my list for the record...
1. Ken Burns Baseball hands down best no contest!!
2. Bad News Bears
3. 8 Men Out
4. Bull Durham
5. Field of Dream
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Postby ironman » Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:27 pm

RynMan wrote:any1 see Soul of the Game?
that is up there for me....great movie


Is that the HBO films one about the Negro Leagues? That was a good movie.
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Postby eftda » Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:39 pm

j7 wrote:
eftda wrote:
j7 wrote:the scout


i only saw half that movie :~(


which half??! .. mexico is my favorite part



mexico :-o

I saw the end :,-(
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Postby Guest » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:12 pm

eftda wrote:
j7 wrote:
eftda wrote:
j7 wrote:the scout


i only saw half that movie :~(


which half??! .. mexico is my favorite part



mexico :-o

I saw the end :,-(


I don't what was more implausible. Throwing a perfect game on only 27 pitches, or trying to make Ozzie Smith seem like a power hitter. :-D
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Postby Madison » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:19 pm

Anonymous wrote:I don't what was more implausible. Throwing a perfect game on only 27 pitches, or trying to make Ozzie Smith seem like a power hitter. :-D


It was 81 pitches, all of them strikes. ;-)
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