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Yankees/White Sox to play at Field of Dreams 8.13.20

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well I'll be. I guess I'm in the minority because I love Field of Dreams. I'd argue that's Costner's best work as an actor because schmaltz/saccharine, which that movie undeniably is (note: saccharine doesn't automatically mean bad), is really really easy to mess up.The Blindside, for instance, goes too far. Field of Dreams isn't nearly that neat and glossy. 

 

Baseball Movies I would Watch Right Now If I Could Ranked:

 

1. Bull Durham

2. Major League

3. Field Of Dreams

4. A League of Their Own

5. The Sandlot

6. Moneyball

7. Little Big League

8. For Love of the Game

9. Bad News Bears

10. Angels in the Outfield

11. Rookie of the Year

12. The Natural

13. The Rookie

14. Hardball

15. 42

16. Eight Men Out

 

 

 

 

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I'm a little disappointed that my favorite baseball movie of all time isn't getting more love here. 

 

61* 

 

Great movie. 

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13 minutes ago, AustinFomBoston said:

Everyone knows the greatest baseball movie ever made is called Fever Pitch. 😂

 

Not only is this a bad take because it's yet another Boston-centric part from you, but it's also a bad take because Fever Pitch isn't even a baseball story or a baseball movie.

 

The original is by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy, others), and is about the Arsenal soccer team and is way more poignant than anything ever from Boston.

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1 hour ago, Bucfan56 said:

I'm a little disappointed that my favorite baseball movie of all time isn't getting more love here. 

 

61* 

 

Great movie. 

 

Hey, I like that one!

 

I’m just disappointed that nobody here brought up The Fan. Wesley Snipes made a good not-Barry Bonds.

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1 hour ago, DG_Now said:

 

Not only is this a bad take because it's yet another Boston-centric part from you, but it's also a bad take because Fever Pitch isn't even a baseball story or a baseball movie.

 

The original is by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy, others), and is about the Arsenal soccer team and is way more poignant than anything ever from Boston.

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4 hours ago, AustinFomBoston said:

Everyone knows the greatest baseball movie ever made is called Fever Pitch. 😂


Uh, wut?

Even in the insanely narrow category of baseball tinged rom-coms set in Massachusetts, Fever Pitch STILL isn't the best.
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I'm good with this becoming a thread about favorite baseball movies.

 

For Love of the Game is my all time favorite. I couldn't even count how many times I've watched it.

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Does The Naked Gun count as a baseball movie? If so it's #2 behind The Bad News Bears.

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On 8/13/2019 at 9:49 AM, NicDB said:

Oh, and speaking of The Sandlot, Wendy Peffercorn looks like THIS now...

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That's just not fair.... how the f--k is she even hotter?!

 

Her makeup looks awful

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On 8/13/2019 at 9:26 AM, Bucfan56 said:

 

The Natural is a weird one because I wouldn't really consider it a baseball movie in the traditional sense. Baseball is the vehicle used to move the plot along, but the real meat of the picture is focused more on overcoming corruption and evil and excess that occurs off the field. It's a very good movie, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't really hold up compared to other baseball movies because baseball is sort of secondary to the plot. 

 

At least, that's what I've always felt. 

I've heard that same argument made about Bull Durham. (Not overcoming corruption, evil and excess...but just the ups and downs on the way to gettin' the girl).

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Virtually all great movies have something to say.

 

If “uses baseball to examine larger themes” means a baseball movie is no longer a baseball movie, then that will eliminate most of the best baseball movies.

 

Pretty much leaving just the comedies, and not even all of those. 

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I don't understand why they are building a different stadium. Put them on the damn original field with just a TV crew there filming and a couple broadcasters. 

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I guess I’ll take this over a game in some foreign country. The London series was a farce of a mockery of an abomination.

 

I’ll chime in and say I think Field of Dreams is a great movie

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