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Question: What's your favorite baseball movie?
The Bad News Bears - 0 (0%)
Brewster's Millions - 0 (0%)
A League of Their Own - 0 (0%)
Bull Durham - 1 (11.1%)
Field of Dreams - 4 (44.4%)
Major League - 1 (11.1%)
Sandlot - 1 (11.1%)
The Natural - 2 (22.2%)
Other - Please specify in your post. - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 9

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« on: November 01, 2009, 12:25:54 PM »

I was going to make a "What's your favorite sports movie?" thread, but when I started thinking of a list of movies, I realised that I'd have to list two dozen movies if I did a poll like that, so I decided to just do one sport at a time. So... what's your favorite baseball movie? As for me, the only one of the movies listed that I own on DVD is Brewster's Millions, but I'm still going to vote for Sandlot. I really enjoyed that movie, and it has a strong nostalgia factor to it for me.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009, 04:08:37 PM »

I voted Field of Dreams. Please don't crucify me.

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009, 05:40:58 PM »

^ Not at all. You and I and one other are apparently in the majority so far.

I nominate James Earl Jones for best actor ever.
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009, 06:22:47 PM »

What about "The Natural" or "Eight Men Out"?
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2009, 07:24:44 PM »

What about "The Natural" or "Eight Men Out"?
Indeed!  My favorite baseball movie, The Natural, isn't even on the list. Sad
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009, 07:29:27 PM »

Sorry! Before I submitted the poll I went to wiki to see if there were any other movies I should add, but they have a list of about 70 baseball movies on there, and obviously I couldn't add them all, so I just settled for the ones that had first came to mind. I also apologize for not putting an option for "other," that's not the first time I made that mistake in the last couple weeks.   Lips Sealed
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2009, 07:47:23 PM »

Sorry! Before I submitted the poll I went to wiki to see if there were any other movies I should add, but they have a list of about 70 baseball movies on there, and obviously I couldn't add them all, so I just settled for the ones that had first came to mind. I also apologize for not putting an option for "other," that's not the first time I made that mistake in the last couple weeks.   Lips Sealed
If you want, I can edit your poll to include an option named "Other - Please specify." Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2009, 07:48:49 PM »

Sure, if you could do that it'd be much appreciated! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2009, 08:10:16 PM »

Sure, if you could do that it'd be much appreciated! Smiley
I modified the poll to include options for The Natural and for "Other - Please specify". Wink
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2009, 04:18:49 PM »

My husband and I play this "What's the Greatest (insert sport here) Movie?" all the time.
Field of Dreams got my vote - I love JEJ's soliloquy in the bleachers, and I've always felt an affinity for Shoeless Joe Jackson, since my grandad played semi-pro baseball in the textile mill league in the South. The Natural is a close second however. And Ty Cobb really was a jerk, but maybe it had something to do with his mother shooting his father. By accident.

Did anyone mention "It Happens Every Spring" or "Damn Yankees"? ( :laugh:Or am I giving away my age?)
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2009, 04:21:55 PM »

Hmmm.  In order: Major League, Bull Durham, the Natural, Field of Dreams.  The others that I've seen fall into the category of "like 'em, don't love 'em."  Except for ML 3 - awful.
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2009, 05:20:07 PM »

Considering how much I hate baseball, (especially since some of my favorite shows have been preempted to show us these snoozers) I do like those movies that portrayed baseball as a game rather than as a financial transaction.  I voted for the Natural, a favorite of mine for a very long time.

And while we're on the subject of baseball:  Yankees suck.
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