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    Take Me Out to the Movies or Movies Madness

    mlb.com is doing a bracket of best baseball movies - my daughter told me about it today. I just did my bracket and I think I want to go back and check out some of the movies I've never seen.

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    Re: Take Me Out to the Movies or Movies Madness

    No Field of Dreams, or did I miss it?

    EDIT: Never mind...I just found the brackets. I'm an idiot.

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    Re: Take Me Out to the Movies or Movies Madness

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    No Field of Dreams, or did I miss it?

    EDIT: Never mind...I just found the brackets. I'm an idiot.
    Yes, it wasn't clear to me at first either. At the bottom is a "submit" button, but you need to movie right for the option to select the next group.
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    obscure baseball films

    Long Gone is an old HBO movie about a minor league player and stars William Peterson ( Manhunter, To live and die in L.A. , CSI ). An excellent little movie. I don't know if it is out on dvd. I own an old VHS.

    If anyone hasn't see 'For Love of the Game' immediately do so.
    Stars Kevin Costner as a pitcher nearing the end of his career.
    Directed by Sam Raimi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will M View Post
    Long Gone is an old HBO movie about a minor league player and stars William Peterson ( Manhunter, To live and die in L.A. , CSI ). An excellent little movie. I don't know if it is out on dvd. I own an old VHS.

    Great movie. I taped that off of WGN about 17 years ago. It's not out on DVD yet. You'd think cause Peterson's is relatively famous now it would be out on DVD.
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    Re: Take Me Out to the Movies or Movies Madness

    Kind of neat, actually. There are a few I am not totally familiar with, and others I have heard about, but have never seen (the movie with Maris and Mantle is mentioned in the Baseball Hall Of Shame).
    There were quite a few no brainers in the end for me, though.

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    I chose Field of Dreams over The Natural in the Championship.

    Fields of Dreams is my favorite movie of all-time. As a tradition every year I watch Field of Dreams on the Saturday night before Opening Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I chose Field of Dreams over The Natural in the Championship.

    Fields of Dreams is my favorite movie of all-time. As a tradition every year I watch Field of Dreams on the Saturday night before Opening Day.
    I picked A League of Their Own over Field of Dreams, but it was really tough to do that. The one movie I wish they'd remake is Bang The Drum Slowly. It's not a bad flick, but since they made it contemporary (for then), it looks really dated and I think the story works much better as a period piece (in the 50's - fabulous book!).
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    I had 8 men out beat Field of Dreams.
    I just like the way 8 men out ended. Kinda like Hoosiers for Baseball.
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    Re: Take Me Out to the Movies or Movies Madness

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I chose Field of Dreams over The Natural in the Championship.

    Fields of Dreams is my favorite movie of all-time. As a tradition every year I watch Field of Dreams on the Saturday night before Opening Day.
    I had FOD over Fever Pitch. Fever Pitch beat out The Natural in the Final 4 for me. I just really like that movie.

    I too, watch FOD before Opening Day. Awesome movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    I had FOD over Fever Pitch. Fever Pitch beat out The Natural in the Final 4 for me. I just really like that movie.

    I too, watch FOD before Opening Day. Awesome movie.
    Just so you understand, i really won't be able to read anything you write without first filtering it through "He likes a Freddy Prinze Jr. movie."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    Just so you understand, i really won't be able to read anything you write without first filtering it through "He likes a Freddy Prinze Jr. movie."
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    You mean Jimmy Fallon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    You mean Jimmy Fallon?

    Yeah, Jimmy Fallon is about as funny as cancer.
    Oh that? That's even worse.

    I was thinking Summer Catch.

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    Re: Take Me Out to the Movies or Movies Madness

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    You mean Jimmy Fallon?

    Yeah, Jimmy Fallon is about as funny as cancer.
    He laughs at his own jokes more than the people watching do
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    Re: Take Me Out to the Movies or Movies Madness

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    Just so you understand, i really won't be able to read anything you write without first filtering it through "He likes a Freddy Prinze Jr. movie."
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    Not Freddy Prinze though! Sorry, thought it was a good movie for the obsessed baseball fan/guru. And to mix it into the whole girlfriend thing just seemed a lot like my life. My gf is with me every step of the way when it comes to my love for baseball. When he goes on one knee and proposes to her...to go to opening day with him, touched home a bit. Also, that movie was originally written that the die hard sox fan would be dissapointed again after the sox lose. Of course they won though and had to change the story on the fly. I thought it was pretty good. Many scenes stick out to being like me!


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