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And the best baseball movie is…

May 17, 2010

MAJOR LEAGUE!

…wait. What?

Looks like I need to give this another go ’cause I didn’t think it had a chance against the likes of Field of Dreams or even The Sandlot. Totally misjudged that one, but hey, the people have spoken and we have ourselves a winner.

Strange days over here on the internets.

RESULTS
The Sandlot: 8 votes
Bull Durham: 5 votes
The Natural: 5 votes
A League of Their Own: 5 votes
Field of Dreams: 4 votes
Major League: 13 freakin’ votes
The Bad News Bears: 2 votes
Eight Men Out: 1 vote
– Other: 1 votes for The Babe (never seen it), 1 vote for For Love of the Game (that Kevin Costner sure likes his baseball), 1 vote for Rookie of the Year (well played), 1 vote for Mr. 3000 (really?) and 1 vote for “No such thing as a good baseball movie” (sounds like someone’s still pissed about those player strikes)

God, I need to see every last one of these again. I feel so un-American.

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. May 17, 2010 5:31 pm

    I refuse this vote.

  2. May 17, 2010 5:56 pm

    My own personal baseball film fest — missing major league, but its still one of my best.

    http://www.floatingredcouch.com/2010/04/announcing-americas-games-personal-film.html

  3. May 18, 2010 12:16 am

    Hey, what’s the deal. I threw down a vote under “Other” for Angels in the Outfield. What gives?

    By the way, I totally saw this coming. Comedy will usually trump drama… usually.

    • May 18, 2010 7:48 am

      Damn, didn’t register for some reason, good call though. I don’t know, I just don’t remember it being THAT good, but it’s been a while.

      • May 18, 2010 11:42 am

        Eh, it wasn’t THAT good! I just remember loving it as a kid, and it has Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and, I have a nasty habit of loving everything he’s ever touched (except GI JOE)!

      • May 18, 2010 11:46 am

        Oh, I grew up with Angels in the Outfield, it will always be the bomb. Forgot that JGL was in it, but I’m also on the bandwagon with you on that one. He’s the man, never hurts when he’s opposite Christopher Lloyd, too.

  4. May 18, 2010 7:41 am

    Makes sense – Major League is a crowd pleaser but it doesn’t have the subtleties of Bull Durham or Bad News Bears. Nice to see The Sandlot be given plaudits by a fair few readers. I voted for Bull Durham – a great film and one that really encapsulates the game of baseball with great scripting, characters, and story.

  5. May 18, 2010 11:08 am

    good to see my vote for Eight Men Out wasnt wasted
    Rooker is a legend
    theres only one dude getting my Robin Hood vote
    and hes got a bushy tail

  6. May 18, 2010 12:35 pm

    The Babe and Field of Dreams would definitely be at the top of my list.

    Your post just gave me a flashback to a 90’s film with Jack Black and Emmy Rossum. I have no idea what it was called, but it must have been about baseball, since your post triggered the flashback! Then again, it could have been a dream I had.

    • May 18, 2010 12:41 pm

      Think you’re dreamin’ again. Google was perplexed by the said connection.

  7. May 18, 2010 1:45 pm

    Maybe it was hockey…..

  8. Johnny permalink
    May 18, 2010 3:28 pm

    Travesty.

  9. Sarah permalink
    May 20, 2010 12:17 am

    What a coincidence. Famous magazine (they give them away at the theatres) just had this exact poll in their survey section, and the exact same movie got voted “The Best Baseball Movie Ever.”

  10. January 10, 2013 8:24 pm

    Wild Thing! You make my heart… Charlie Sheen at his best. That first place is just! 🙂

    • January 14, 2013 4:55 pm

      Haha. You are certainly not alone in your love for Wild Thing, bud.

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