by Melissa Uhrin
There are many quotable moments to draw from baseball movies, but that one from A League of Their Own remains my favourite. It even goes so far that when someone gets a little weepy around me, this is typically my go-to remark, generally followed by me laughing. I'm a big jerk and I know it.
Baseball movies are AWESOME. As a kid, I tended to not be a fanatic sports fan, but flashback to 1993 watching the World Series and Joe Carter hitting the home run that won the series for the Blue Jays? I still remember jumping up and down and crying like a little girl. It's too bad my adult jerk had not yet blossomed; that would have been the perfect opportunity to unleash my favourite quotable moment.
I have been doing my best to steer clear of all things horror so I can reward myself come October for Scary Movie Month. So when Daryl suggested we do some baseball-themed watching, I immediately jumped on board. There's no such thing as BASEBALL HORROR, is there? Heh heh heh. If it's out there, I will find it. However loosely related it may be.
Batter up! (Ugh..... Ok, I promise to lay off being punny).
The Sandlot (1993)
Major League (1989)
Bull Durham (1988)
Field of Dreams (1989)
A League of Their Own (1992)
The Battery (2012)
Baseball movies rewind us to a simpler time when baseball was still a sport and the industry of today's baseball was non-existent. People played it because of the love of the game, not for the million dollar paycheque. And while much of that seems to be forgotten in the reality of today, we are always able to revisit the films that have been lovingly made by those who love the game.