Well, it’s almost July, and with no baseball in sight, possibly until 2021 or hell maybe even 2022 at this point many of us have to get our baseball fix in somewhere. I’ve taken to expand and watch through my personal Baseball movie collection one movie at a time.
Many of these movies I’ve seen more times than I can count. The Natural, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams. I can pretty much quote them all by heart. However, several I’m rediscovering for the first time in years. I had totally forgotten how great of a performance Tommy Lee Jones gave in Cobb. Or that David Strathairn, Charlie Sheen, and John Mahoney were in Eight Men Out. I’m very excited to rewatch 42 and 61*.
My collection is not yet complete however. I still need to work on digitizing my box set of Ken Burns’ Baseball, track down a copy of The Pride of the Yankees, and yes, maybe even pick up Angels in the Outfield, Little Big League, and Mr. 3000.
So how are you surviving the season with no ball?