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(Yahoo)   Fifteen facts about Major League that are juuuuuuuust a bit outside of common knowledge   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 76
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2014-04-08 12:40:54 AM  
Nice velocity
 
2014-04-08 12:46:54 AM  
media.247sports.com
 
2014-04-08 03:01:20 AM  
That actually was interesting
 
2014-04-08 03:04:52 AM  
"one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?
 
2014-04-08 03:06:52 AM  

Charlie Freak: Nice velocity


Sounded like it
 
2014-04-08 03:11:03 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: "one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?


ESPN visitors voted it the second best baseball movie. It has been on television every year for twenty five years. Spend a day counting quotes people use in baseball threads around the net. I'd say beloved is apt.
 
2014-04-08 03:16:52 AM  
Since I haven't seen the movie since the early 90s, those were interesting to me.
 
2014-04-08 03:17:10 AM  

Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: 100 Watt Walrus: "one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?

ESPN visitors voted it the second best baseball movie. It has been on television every year for twenty five years. Spend a day counting quotes people use in baseball threads around the net. I'd say beloved is apt.


Okey doke then. I'm not a big sports guy, and I don't have cable, so I guess that explains my ignorance. Did like the movie though. Watched it a few times when it was in heavy rotation on HBO/Cinemax 23-24 years ago.

UncleStumpy: That actually was interesting


Agreed. Not used to that from these kinds of links.
 
2014-04-08 03:29:36 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: "one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?


I've watched the movie close to 100 times. It is one of those movies that if you see it's on, you watch it. I hear it quoted at almost every baseball game I go to.
 
2014-04-08 03:30:31 AM  
The follow-up on Jobu is also a good read.

Want to know what brand of rum he drinks btw; can tell they slapped a fictional label over the original (if that's the same 25-year-old or so bottle).
 
2014-04-08 03:37:56 AM  
I'm in ML2. In the stands.
 
2014-04-08 04:27:28 AM  
Best intro in movie history. With the possible exception of Darth Vader.
 
2014-04-08 04:33:56 AM  

INeedAName: I'm in ML2. In the stands.


Thank the FSM that was the only sequel to Major League.

The ONLY sequel.
 
2014-04-08 04:38:45 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: "one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?


To be fair I don't think there is a huge list of baseball movies (at least not well known ones) so it probably does rank at the top and is beloved.
 
2014-04-08 04:49:28 AM  

OhioUGrad: 100 Watt Walrus: "one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?

To be fair I don't think there is a huge list of baseball movies (at least not well known ones) so it probably does rank at the top and is beloved.



It's at least ranked with Bull Durham and The Natural as the top 3 baseball movies of the 80s.

/Field of Dreams was more of a fairy tale with baseball as a plot device.
 
2014-04-08 05:18:47 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: "one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?


It became beloved. I've loved it since I was 12 or so circa 1993 and I've loved it since. If I catch it on TV, even basic cable, I'll watch it. Most of my friends can quote from it and it always makes any top ten best baseball movies of all time lists.
 
2014-04-08 05:25:25 AM  
Hey Bartender, Jobu needs a refill!
 
2014-04-08 05:32:27 AM  
Too high, too high...
 
2014-04-08 06:16:19 AM  
"I started to feel like the only way I would see the Indians win anything is if I made a movie where they did," Ward says today. "I realized, it would have to be a comedy, because nobody would take this seriously."

That is a depressing statement
 
2014-04-08 06:22:57 AM  
In terms of sports movies with ensemble casts where each player has just enough lines and screentime to demonstrate their one gimmick, introduce their one conflict, and eventually resolve that conflict, Major League holds up as probably the second best movie of that crop.

/Slap Shot is the first
 
2014-04-08 06:39:40 AM  

98K514: Too high, too high...


Too High?  What does that mean, too high?
 
2014-04-08 06:40:15 AM  

juvandy: 98K514: Too high, too high...

Too High?  What does that mean, too high?


Who gives a shiat, it's gone.
 
2014-04-08 06:50:18 AM  

Ishkur: juvandy: 98K514: Too high, too high...

Too High?  What does that mean, too high?

Who gives a shiat, it's gone.


...which is one of the worst-dubbed lines of any movie.  I've always wonder what the actor actually said.
 
2014-04-08 07:39:30 AM  

Ishkur: In terms of sports movies with ensemble casts where each player has just enough lines and screentime to demonstrate their one gimmick, introduce their one conflict, and eventually resolve that conflict, Major League holds up as probably the second best movie of that crop.

/Slap Shot is the first


That's sorta like having the most strikeouts in a season by an ex-con, isn't it?
 
2014-04-08 07:51:29 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: "one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?


I know who's not from Cleveland!
 
2014-04-08 08:00:57 AM  
I never heard of half of these facts, and the ones I do know are way past their prime.
 
2014-04-08 08:11:05 AM  

stoli n coke: INeedAName: I'm in ML2. In the stands.

Thank the FSM that was the only sequel to Major League.

The ONLY sequel.


Then how can I own a DVD with part 2 on one side and the absolute masterpiece, part 3 on the other?  I actually watched part 3 about a month ago.  Gus Cantrell really gets the best out of his team.

/Go Buzz.
 
2014-04-08 08:21:25 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: "one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?


It was cute, but I never watched it a second time.
 
2014-04-08 08:32:04 AM  
It's funny that the villain actually thought a MLB team in Florida.was a good idea.
 
2014-04-08 08:47:11 AM  

OhioUGrad: 100 Watt Walrus: "one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?

To be fair I don't think there is a huge list of baseball movies (at least not well known ones) so it probably does rank at the top and is beloved.


There are more baseball movies than football movies. You just aren't thinking very hard. Pride of the Yankees, the Natural, Field of Dreams, A League of their Own, Bad News Bears etc. Google and see that there are a LOT we are forgetting.
 
2014-04-08 08:50:37 AM  

Charlie Freak: Nice velocity


 He's not the best colorman in the league for nothing, folks!
 
2014-04-08 08:58:59 AM  

stoli n coke: INeedAName: I'm in ML2. In the stands.

Thank the FSM that was the only sequel to Major League.

The ONLY sequel.


I'm going to go ahead and say it, but Major League III was a fun movie. Nowhere near as good as the other two, but it is not a bad flick. It has possibly my favorite moment from all the movies: when Scott Bakula throws the frozen ball and the ump throws him out of the game.
 
2014-04-08 09:01:09 AM  

Fano: OhioUGrad: 100 Watt Walrus: "one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?

To be fair I don't think there is a huge list of baseball movies (at least not well known ones) so it probably does rank at the top and is beloved.

There are more baseball movies than football movies. You just aren't thinking very hard. Pride of the Yankees, the Natural, Field of Dreams, A League of their Own, Bad News Bears etc. Google and see that there are a LOT we are forgetting.


That is an interesting theory, let me think about it I've got to talk to a guy on the other line about a set of white walls, I'll call you back.
 
2014-04-08 09:06:36 AM  

dentalhilljack: I never heard of half of these facts, and the ones I do know are way past their prime.


This fact is dead.
 
2014-04-08 09:13:22 AM  

JosephFinn: dentalhilljack: I never heard of half of these facts, and the ones I do know are way past their prime.

This fact is dead.


Cross it off, then
 
2014-04-08 09:21:06 AM  

Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: 100 Watt Walrus: "one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?

ESPN visitors voted it the second best baseball movie. It has been on television every year for twenty five years. Spend a day counting quotes people use in baseball threads around the net. I'd say beloved is apt.


Plus, it's Required Viewing if you're a dumb Ohio head like myself.
 
2014-04-08 09:21:45 AM  
I like the awesome editing for TV they did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAA2KxYyfYU
 
2014-04-08 09:34:06 AM  

tumy4me: stoli n coke: INeedAName: I'm in ML2. In the stands.

Thank the FSM that was the only sequel to Major League.

The ONLY sequel.

Then how can I own a DVD with part 2 on one side and the absolute masterpiece, part 3 on the other?  I actually watched part 3 about a month ago.  Gus Cantrell really gets the best out of his team.

/Go Buzz.


And Old Gus even got Boyd Crowder to come around.

(it's still shiatty)
 
2014-04-08 09:38:12 AM  
I never recognized Dennis Haysbert was Cerrano. President Palmer could really hit some dingers!

//it's the beard
 
2014-04-08 09:54:56 AM  

Old Huntstein: tumy4me: stoli n coke: INeedAName: I'm in ML2. In the stands.

Thank the FSM that was the only sequel to Major League.

The ONLY sequel.

Then how can I own a DVD with part 2 on one side and the absolute masterpiece, part 3 on the other?  I actually watched part 3 about a month ago.  Gus Cantrell really gets the best out of his team.

/Go Buzz.

And Old Gus even got Boyd Crowder to come around.

(it's still shiatty)


It has its moments.  As someone said above, it is a fun movie.  I am someone who really enjoys the 'enjoyably bad' movies.
 
2014-04-08 09:58:21 AM  
The best part is, the original movies aged extremely well. Someone that hasn't seen it could sit down and watch it now and have a hella good time.

"Oh, what a bunch of bullshiat! I have a much better body than she does! "
 
2014-04-08 10:05:02 AM  
Nobodies listening anyway.
 
2014-04-08 10:05:03 AM  

Arkanaut: I never recognized Dennis Haysbert was Cerrano. President Palmer could really hit some dingers!

//it's the beard


You know you're in good hands.
 
2014-04-08 10:17:31 AM  
blogimages.thescore.com
 
2014-04-08 10:25:42 AM  
I'm a big fan of character actors and this one has two of my favorites:  James Gammon and Chelcie Ross.
 
2014-04-08 10:31:18 AM  
I don't think it's that important.
 
2014-04-08 11:02:35 AM  

JonnyBGoode: Best intro in movie history. With the possible exception of Darth Vader.


I can be seen in the stands as he walks out of the bullpen. That same night they were filming Vaughn pitching to Haywood. Vukie was a favorite in Milwaukee and we were a bit unruly. Each time he hit the ball instead of missing like he was supposed to we cheered and got yelled at by the director.
 
2014-04-08 11:09:47 AM  

OhioUGrad: 100 Watt Walrus: "one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?

To be fair I don't think there is a huge list of baseball movies (at least not well known ones) so it probably does rank at the top and is beloved.


1. Sandlot
2. Bull Durham
3. Field of Dreams
4. Major League
5. The Fan (DeNiro/Snipes version)
 
2014-04-08 11:23:01 AM  

Fano: OhioUGrad: 100 Watt Walrus: "one of the most beloved baseball films of all time" - is that really true? I mean, I remember it being a kinda fun movie, but "beloved"?

To be fair I don't think there is a huge list of baseball movies (at least not well known ones) so it probably does rank at the top and is beloved.

There are more baseball movies than football movies. You just aren't thinking very hard. Pride of the Yankees, the Natural, Field of Dreams, A League of their Own, Bad News Bears etc. Google and see that there are a LOT we are forgetting.


Sandlot
 
2014-04-08 12:12:29 PM  

Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: Charlie Freak: Nice velocity

Sounded like it


Jesus...
 
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