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reviewed Cincinnati Reds: Vintage World Series. September 20, 2012
Cincinnati Reds: Vintage World Series
No review for this. Not a proper one, anyway. Having not fulfilled my writing obligation last month and being in danger of not fulfilling it this month, I recently ordered a set of vintage World Series …
reviewed Major League II. January 28, 2012
Major League II
The funny thing about Major League II is that it appears to have a specific team being used as the primary antagonist. The Cleveland Indians spend so much time playing against and worrying about the Chicago …
posted a Quick Tip about Field of Dreams. October 03, 2011
Field of Dreams
If you want to really learn the spirit of the movie, visit the ballfield in Dyersville, Iowa. I have been there twice, once when there was a cornfield on the edge of the outfield. When someone walks out …
reviewed Little Big League. August 15, 2011
Little Big League
Little Big League is certainly a 90's movie. There's a precocious little kid in it who gets to do something really big against all reason, logic, or real world possibility. It holds a cosmetic resemblance …
reviewed Rookie of the Year. July 20, 2011
Rookie of the Year
There was once a brilliant spoof of this trope on Futurama: The New New York Mets (and for those not familiar with the show, "New New York" is not a typo) sign Leela to rescue their flagging attendance. …
reviewed Bull Durham. May 10, 2011
Bull Durham
Bull Durham is considered the end all of baseball movies, and knowing the background of writer/director Ron Shelton, it's easy to understand why: The man was once a minor league ballplayer himself. He …
reviewed Eight Men Out. January 10, 2011
Eight Men Out
Little kids in movies grate me. Often their presence is nothing more than a cheap directorial tool, and in the case of Eight Men Out, the kids - who weren't present in the book the movie is based on - …
posted a Quick Tip about Field of Dreams. July 16, 2010
Field of Dreams
One of my favorites. It has so much more going for it than just being a sports movie.
reviewed Baseballs Greatest Moments. January 25, 2010
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Baseballs Greatest Moments
The true baseball fan cannot view the events on this tape enough, for they are part of what could pass as a religion. Once you love it, baseball is a game that permeates your entire being. I watched some …
reviewed Field of Dreams. January 13, 2010
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Field of Dreams
How many men get to pursue their dreams? "Field of Dreams" is one man's quest to realize his one big moment. However, unlike most sports movies, the main character (Kevin Costner) isn't a star athlete, …
reviewed Jackie Robinson Story. July 09, 2009
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Jackie Robinson Story
Pros: some great information     Cons: overlooked Satchel Paige and gave no credit to his brother's own accomplishments     The Bottom Line:   "For it's …
reviewed Field of Dreams. March 07, 2009
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Field of Dreams
This ranks as one of my favorite movies of all time. You don't have to be a baseball fan to appreciate the nostalgia and warm heartedness this movie brings to the big screen - well little screen in the …
reviewed Eight Men Out. December 18, 2008
Eight Men Out
One of the saddest episodes in the history of professional sports was the 1919 Black Sox scandal.   As a result of this sordid affair where the Chicago White Sox threw the World Series in attempt …
reviewed The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. December 13, 2008
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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
Pros: ...     Cons: ...     The Bottom Line:   "when Hank gets home run itch, Ball,   you're going to drop a stitch   so goodBye Mr …
reviewed The Pride of the Yankees (1943). January 27, 2005
The Pride of the Yankees (1943)
This may not be the best baseball movie made but it is definately my favorite! It is a little campy at times but Babe Ruth gives an enjoyable and convincing portrayal of himself and other greats including …
reviewed The Pride of the Yankees (1943). September 15, 2004
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The Pride of the Yankees (1943)
This is one of my favorite movies of all times. It's the story of Lou Gehrig, the "Iron Man" of baseball whose wonderful career was ended by the disease named after him. The story is not just about baseball …
reviewed Field of Dreams. July 18, 2004
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Field of Dreams
This ranks as one of my favorite movies of all time. You don't have to be a baseball fan to appreciate the nostalgia and warm heartedness this movie brings to the big screen - well little screen in the …
reviewed The Pride of the Yankees (1943). March 01, 2004
The Pride of the Yankees (1943)
"The Pride of the Yankees" is without a doubt one of the best baseball films of all time. Why? Because it isn't just about baseball. It's about a real person seeking that seemingly impossible American …
reviewed Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy ".... December 21, 2001
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Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy
Pros: Gossett is outstanding     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: True determination and dedication to your goals and yourself     The Oracle …
reviewed Field of Dreams. August 02, 2001
Field of Dreams
. . .baseball movie of all time.I saw this movie in the theatres back when it was first released (and nominated for the Academy Award). I now own it (and have for years) and re-watch it periodically.The …
reviewed Field of Dreams. July 01, 2000
Field of Dreams
Pros: heart-warming, Costner LOOKS good     Cons: cheesy, Costner's acting, cliches galore     I re-watched this movie the other night, and despite the fact that …
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