Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Top 5 Tuesdays (T5T) Plays Ball

It's the official beginning of baseball and that means hot dogs and cold beer and a bag of peanuts and probably another disappointing season for my Royals. It also means I might be able to go double or nothing with Ray at The Rec Show when the Royals and Cards play again. But still, it's baseball and there's nothing more summer than that. Hollywood has hit and missed on baseball a lot (Ed anyone? Anyone?). And as beautiful as baseball can be on film, it still doesn't match a night game at Wrigley Field. Ever.

So give me your top 5 baseball movies. Or movies involving baseball at some point in the movie.

Here's some help.

And here are mine in no particular order.

1. Bull Durham

2. Major League

3. Bad News Bears (1976)

4. Field Of Dreams

5. The Natural


Fletch said...

Day game at Wrigley >>> Night game. I say that fully ignornant, as I'lve only been to a day game, but c'mon, day games at Wrigley is what baseball is all about (and I'm a Giants fan, so this isn't really a Cubs-specific thing), so I can't imagine the night games being better.

My top 5 movies that involve baseball but aren't about it:

1. The Princess Bride (what? video games count!)
2. Dazen and Confused
3. Supertroopers
4. Signs
5. uh...Hook?

Dan E. said...

Maybe it's a generational thing, but I always found The Sandlot to be extremely good. And it gave us the line "You're killin' me, Smalls." I'm not sure if there's a day that goes by that I don't use that line.

Fox said...

Now this is a Top 5 Tuesday that is after my heart!

1. The Bad News Bears (orig.)
2. Eight Men Out
3. Stealing Home
4. Mr. 3000
5. The Upside of Anger



Megan said...

Help? There's no helping in baseball!

I'm afraid there's gonna be a lot of dupes on this, but I really like:

A League of Their Own
Bull Durham
Eight Men Out
The Natural
Field of Dreams

Willie Stargell said...

Bull Durham
Bang the Drum Slowly
Pride of the Yankees
Major League
The Sandlot
Mr. Baseball (yes, I said it)

Piper said...


When you've been to both, you can be snotty like me. But yeah, either one is pretty damn good.

Dazed and Confused is an awesome one that I forgot. And Supertroopers is one of my favorite comedies

dan e.

I watched Sandlot recently and a lot of it is forced, but I still love it. I remember seeing it in the theater and it has stuck with me ever since.


Forgot about Upside Of Anger. Great example


A League Of Their Own is great as well.

Stacie Ponder said...

Is that Bad News Bears art by Jack Davis? I loves me some Jack Davis.

I also loves me some A League of Their Own, even though I'm kind of embarassed to admit it.

Marilyn said...

1. The Natural
2. Fear Strikes Out
3. Angels in the Outfield
4. Damn Yankees
5. Bleacher Bums

Piper said...


Aaaaaahhhhhh Yeaaaaaah. That be Jack Davis.

Anonymous said...

Aren't Bull Durham and Major League eerily similar? Or is that just me?


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