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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.

    http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/mlb/n...ss/bracket.jsp
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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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    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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    Re: obscure baseball films

    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

    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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    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 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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    Re: Take Me Out to the Movies or Movies Madness

    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

    I had 8 men out as well.
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: Take Me Out to the Movies or Movies Madness

    Ironically we just picked up Eight Men Out at the library today, along with Hitchcock's The Trouble With Harry, one of his quirkier films.
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    Re: Take Me Out to the Movies or Movies Madness

    Bad News Bears - 1976 wins it all.

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    Re: Take Me Out to the Movies or Movies Madness

    The Natural over Field of Dreams

    I was disappointed I had to chose b/n the Natural and Bull Durham in the semis.

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    Re: Take Me Out to the Movies or Movies Madness

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Bad News Bears - 1976 wins it all.
    Tanner and I agree!!!
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    Re: Take Me Out to the Movies or Movies Madness

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    The Natural over Field of Dreams

    I was disappointed I had to chose b/n the Natural and Bull Durham in the semis.
    I ran into that quite a few times. There were too many times when I had good movies competing against good movies, and a few times when not so good movies made it too far along. I think both Fear Strikes Out and Bingo Longo made my sweet 16. I did not like Fear Strikes Out that much, but Bingo Longo is one of my all time favorites. Pride of the Yankees made my final four - but looking back on the list, it might be lucky to make my top 10 (and I do like the movie).
    Still, I had a bit of fun with the brackets.


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