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I just read an article by the Seattle Times' Larry Stone about the Mariners involvement with The Naked Gun and it didn't mention anything about merchandising. The Mariners, at that time, had the worst logo and uniforms in their history anyway.

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The final scene of The Naked Gun took place at Angels game, but it was filmed at Dodger Stadium.

MLB forced them to use the Mariners as one of the teams, which is why the Dodgers weren't the home team.

Really? Why was that?

They had some of the lowest attendance/merch sales and were one of the worse teams at the time. Trying to boost the brand a little bit.

That may be true, but it sounds like an urban legend.
Do you have anything that says differently?
Um, the person making the original claim usually provides proof.

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Has anyone actually listened to the DVD commentary on that movie?

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The 2002 movie Life or Something Like It had some scenes filmed @ Safeco Field. The film was set in Seattle. I can't seem to find any pics at this time.

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What, not one mention of Washington's RFK Stadium getting

picked up and moved across DC by Magneto
in the new X-Men movie? (Or that it's shown being prepped for baseball, despite the scene taking place in 1973 when there was no MLB team playing there?) You're slipping, people... :P

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House of Cards and Veep are both filmed in Baltimore, so I guess those directors have to pretend that D.C. politicians still travel to Baltimore and watch O's games like it's the 90s.

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The Natural was filmed at the old Rockpile (War Memorial Stadium) in Buffalo NY, former home of the Bisons baseball and Bills football teams.

Also, that Syracuse football movie starring Dennis Quaid (name escapes me) used Northwestern's Ryan Field as the mock Syracuse stadium.

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The Natural was filmed at the old Rockpile (War Memorial Stadium) in Buffalo NY, former home of the Bisons baseball and Bills football teams.

Also, that Syracuse football movie starring Dennis Quaid (name escapes me) used Northwestern's Ryan Field as the mock Syracuse stadium.

The answer we were looking for was The Express. I can't believe I didn't realize it was Ryan Field. I think that field is very distinctive.

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The little-known 1985 film The Slugger's Wife was filmed @ Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium; the story centered around the wife of a fictional Atlanta Braves player.

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The Metrodome was used in Little Big League. The office that was used in the movie was a modified suite. The real offices were below the stands

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I can't believe this hasn't come up yet, but the Field of Dreams is an actual baseball field in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa. It's still kept in good condition, and you can visit it. One of my best memories with my dad was playing catch with him on the field, just like the scene in the movie.

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I can't believe this hasn't come up yet, but the Field of Dreams is an actual baseball field in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa. It's still kept in good condition, and you can visit it. One of my best memories with my dad was playing catch with him on the field, just like the scene in the movie.

Now that you mention it, Kevin Costner (the lead actor in said movie) recently revisited the field for the film's 25th anniversary.

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Phillips Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Dream, and former home of the Atlanta Thrashers is pictured in the trailer for season five of The Walking Dead (located about 1/3 of the way down on the left side).

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I can't believe this hasn't come up yet, but the Field of Dreams is an actual baseball field in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa. It's still kept in good condition, and you can visit it. One of my best memories with my dad was playing catch with him on the field, just like the scene in the movie.

Now that you mention it, Kevin Costner (the lead actor in said movie) recently revisited the field for the film's 25th anniversary.

I've always wondered if they fix up the site real nice such as adding temporary bleachers and whatnot, they could potentially host an professional game at the movie site. It could be like between the Single-A Midwest League Cedar Rapid Kernels and the Clinton LumberKings or something like that.

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I can't believe this hasn't come up yet, but the Field of Dreams is an actual baseball field in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa. It's still kept in good condition, and you can visit it. One of my best memories with my dad was playing catch with him on the field, just like the scene in the movie.

Now that you mention it, Kevin Costner (the lead actor in said movie) recently revisited the field for the film's 25th anniversary.

I've always wondered if they fix up the site real nice such as adding temporary bleachers and whatnot, they could potentially host an professional game at the movie site. It could be like between the Single-A Midwest League Cedar Rapid Kernels and the Clinton LumberKings or something like that.

They'd have to put a real fence up in the outfield. Nobody wants to see the outfielder going back for a fly ball and running over James Earl Jones. They should leave it as it is.

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I can't believe you guys are missing out on the most famous arena usage in movies of all time...

Of course, I'm talking about the old Pittsburgh Civic Arena (The Igloo) in Sudden Death.

A shot of The Igloo is reused in Best in Show, even though it takes place in Philadelphia.

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I can't believe you guys are missing out on the most famous arena usage in movies of all time...

Of course, I'm talking about the old Pittsburgh Civic Arena (The Igloo) in Sudden Death.

A shot of The Igloo is reused in Best in Show, even though it takes place in Philadelphia.

Speaking of The Igloo, I can't remember if I already mentioned "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh."

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