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    Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs...00342/-1/CINCI

    I thought this was kind of cool.

    Laughter in the rain delay
    Miller, Howard, Hanks take a road trip
    BY KEVIN KELLY | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER
    A busload of baseball fans made a stop Wednesday at Great American Ball Park, and the traveling party included some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

    Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and Ron Howard and Emmy Award-comedian Dennis Miller made the latest stop on what originally was a seven-city tour of Major League Baseball parks.

    "I turned 50 about 10 days ago," Hanks said. "This is a dream that you have, gosh, all the way back. Wouldn't you love to be able to go to all the ballparks?

    "The requisite was you had to be a baseball fan and funny to make it on the bus. We've got a bunch of guys up in the box. They're just not famous."

    Great American Ball Park was the third stadium the group has visited. They stopped at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and PNC Park in Pittsburgh earlier this week.

    The group spent time in Reds chief executive officer Bob Castellini's private box.

    After a 2 hour, 23-minute rain delay, watched from seats two rows behind the Reds dugout.

    "They've got the ballpark thing down now," Miller said. "That multipurpose thing stunk, evidently. Now they've returned to one for football and one for baseball and all the ballparks are beautiful."

    Miller is a Pittsburgh native and a lifelong Pirates fan.

    "I remember when Bob Prince used to call games here at Crosley Field," Miller said. "Somebody would hit a home run, it was like only 303 feet, and he'd say, 'That's out, over the moon deck, into a pick-up truck on I-75 and on its way to Dayton."

    As for his favorite player in the game today?

    "I like the natural strength of that Barry Bonds guy," Miller joked.

    Hanks at one time sold peanuts and soda during A's games at Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, and counts the Dodgers as his favorite team.

    So, too, does Howard.

    "I grew up with the Dodgers," Howard said. "Fell in love with them in (1963) and Vin Scully taught me everything I know about baseball. And I love it. Just love it."

    Howard shared a story about posing as a rookie Dodgers player after a "Happy Days" cast game at Dodger Stadium.

    "I was out on the field shagging balls - had a mustache and I had kind of long hair because it was in between the (filming) season," Howard said. "Jerry Reuss came up and said, 'You've got to dress as this kid (Dave) Patterson. He's late to the game and you look just like him.'

    "So I put on Patterson's uniform. All the coaches are waving at me ... and suddenly Patterson comes out in uniform panicked."

    Miller added: "You know when Ronnie quit doing that to him? When he woke up the next week and Patterson was cashing his Richie Cunningham check."

    Hanks relayed a story about having dinner in New York when Yankees legend and Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, who was dining at the same restaurant, asked to meet him.

    "I had a very nice sit down with the man," Hanks said. "He was a true gentleman."

    Howard likes to refer to Hanks as the DiMaggio of the film business.

    "Dom DiMaggio?" Hanks responded.

    Hanks believes Pete Rose should be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Howard quit visiting the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown because Rose isn't enshrined.

    "At one point it dawned on me," he said, "that until they at least make him eligible, it's not complete."

    E-mail kkelly@enquirer.com

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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    Quote Originally Posted by minus5
    "I like the natural strength of that Barry Bonds guy," Miller joked.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    My favorite line from Miller

    Reporter: "Whats your favorite team?"

    Miller: "I grew up hating the French"

    Classic Miller.

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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288
    My favorite line from Miller

    Reporter: "Whats your favorite team?"

    Miller: "I grew up hating the French"

    Classic Miller.
    Yes, classically unfunny.

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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA
    Yes, classically unfunny.
    Wow...two posts slamming Miller on both sides of the board.

    You must really hate Miller's turnabout post 9/11...

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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288
    Wow...two posts slamming Miller on both sides of the board.

    You must really hate Miller's turnabout post 9/11...
    Miller's turnaround? I have no idea what your talking about. Or do I even care. If you want to discuss politics there is another board for that.

    His act is old and stale. That's not being political.

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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA
    Miller's turnaround? I have no idea what your talking about. Or do I even care. If you want to discuss politics there is another board for that.

    His act is old and stale. That's not being political.
    Ah ok. I know that many (and I know you are left of center ) no longer like Miller after 9/11 because he was gung ho on bombing the living snot out of anything that moved in the middle east.

    In any event... his act isnt the only one old and stale if you have seen Hanks recent work. Wow. lol.

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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288
    In any event... his act isnt the only one old and stale if you have seen Hanks recent work. Wow. lol.
    Yeah.

    Hanks work is so old and stale that his most recent flick (The Davinci Code) has only grossed $736MM worldwide, is one of the top 25 grossing movies of all-time, and is the highest grossing movie of Hanks' career.

    http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/re...worldwide.html
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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainHook
    Yeah.

    Hanks work is so old and stale that his most recent flick (The Davinci Code) has only grossed $736MM worldwide, is one of the top 25 grossing movies of all-time, and is the highest grossing movie of Hanks' career.

    http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/re...worldwide.html
    Bah... That movie was on the hype machine when it was known the book was being turned into a movie.

    The last good movie was when his best friend was Wilson.

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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    Dennis Miller is the Nefi Perez of Comedy.

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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288
    The last good movie was when his best friend was Wilson.
    I thought 'Road to Perdition' was fantastic.

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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    What's wrong with bombing the living snot out of everybody?
    Who's on first?

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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainHook
    I thought 'Road to Perdition' was fantastic.
    Right now...give me Wil Ferrel, Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson over Hanks.

    Of course that might give away my personality a little too much that I lose respectibility.

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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    Quote Originally Posted by ChatterRed
    What's wrong with bombing the living snot out of everybody?
    Nothing if you like the apocolypse lifestyle. lol

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    Re: Tom Hanks, Ron Howard & Dennis Miller at GABP

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288
    Bah... That movie was on the hype machine when it was known the book was being turned into a movie.
    The last good movie was when his best friend was Wilson.
    Tom Hanks was in Home Improvement? :

    Actually, I thought it was rather cool they did the little press conference - if only FSN had cut into that all-important poker game...


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