Everyone’s Gone to the Movies

Since we can’t watch real baseball for several more weeks, I thought I would write a post on the next best thing – baseball movies! The funny thing is, there really aren’t a lot of quality baseball movies that have been made. For a sport that is America’s game and has been around for 100 years, I expected to be able to easily name ten great baseball movies. I couldn’t.

So here for the first time is TheFoulLine.com’s Top Five Baseball Movies of All Time!!

(Before I start, it should be noted that Field of Dreams will not be making my list. I hated this entire movie. I hate the “If you build it, they will come” ghost story. I hate Iowa. I hate the stupid Field of Dreams Pepsi commercials that they played 9 billion times last season. Now, I’m sure that I’ll be accused of not being a baseball fan for having these comments, but I urge you to rewatch this movie and try and tell me that it’s not a piece of crap.)

Top Five Baseball Movies of All Time

  1. Bull Durham
    Hands down, the best of all time. This movie has it all: baseball, witty banter, sex… The re-watchability of this movie is off the charts. When flipping through the channels, if I come across this flick, I have never not watched it. True story.

  2. Major League
    Who would have thought that they could make a movie about the Cleveland Indians, and it would actually be really good? I’ve watched this movie at least 30 times and I’ve always enjoyed it. How can you not like Wild Thing, Willy Mays Hayes and Pedro Cerrano? And they beat the Yankees to make it to the World Series! (We will not be mentioning the abominations known as Major League 2 and Major League: Back to the Minors.)

  3. The Sandlot
    This is the funniest movie on the list. The scene where the sandlot kids go face-to-face with their arch rivals is classic. Moron, scab eater, butt sniffer, pus licker, fart smeller, and the ultimate insult… You play ball like a girl! This movie brings me back to when I was kid playing baseball and talking smack.

  4. Moneyball
    For a movie that’s about on-base percentage, drawing walks and Scott Hatteberg, it was really good! I saw this in the theater with the RedRay, and we both really enjoyed it. This is a smart movie that had me laughing. I’m not sure why they made Art Howe such a prick, but even so, this is a top-fiver.

  5. The Natural
    I saw this movie in the theater, the night before my first game as a member of the Salem Little League Traveling All-Star Team. After watching Roy Hobbs knock the cover off the ball with “Wonderboy,” I was amped up and ready to play. I proceeded to go 2-3 with three RBIs, as we beat Litchfield 8-3. I’m not saying this movie was the determining factor in me having a good game, but I’m sure it helped. It’s a classic.

Honorable Mentions:

What’s your all-time favorite baseball movie?

125 Responses to “Everyone’s Gone to the Movies”

  1. Dave Says:

    Alleged cheater.

  2. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I actually believe he’s innocent believe it or not.

    You have no idea how excited Allan and I are for this draft. We just spent an hour talking about it non stop. Why cant it get here SOONER.

    24 hours, 13 minutes

  3. allan Says:

    hey dave, any word from ginger who she’s taking #3 overall?

  4. Dave Says:

    We can’t wait also…ginger told me that she’s targeting Julio Lugo with her 3rd pick.

  5. allan Says:

    funny thing is, if she draftd him he’d win the mvp.

  6. allan Says:

    what time will you be in the chatroom tomorrow?

  7. Dave Says:

    Probably all day..

  8. allan Says:

    good stuff. i’ll be in and out all day myself

  9. allan Says:

    I’m so glad that we’re in seperate divisions, that way we can make some deals this season with no issues.

  10. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I was suprised you still went with the Yankeehaters logo Dave. Thought you would have something different this year.

  11. allan Says:

    dan, I found a new logo that matched my name.

  12. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Yea your right its perfect.

  13. allan Says:

    I wonder who dennis will take #1 overall?

  14. Dave Says:

    I still wanted to hang on to the YH logo to keep some good luck. as you guys know, the trade shop is always open. as for Dennis…his pick is anyones guess. he’s not saying.
    The # 3 & 4 picks are really interesting. theres a chance that Miggy or Pujols could fall to you if a couple of pitchers go early. I have my gameplan for the first three rounds, then its anyone’s guess.

  15. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    My sources indicate its a guarantee Mike will take either Miggy or Pujols 2nd overall

  16. Dave Says:

    Mike is a very wise man.

  17. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    What really sucks is Pujols will hit 50 bombs this year, because hes not gonna be on my team.

  18. Dave Says:

    Lol! I was waiting for you to say that..I would have liked the first or second pick this year. I think Miggy and Pujols are the two “sure things” in the draft

  19. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Totally. I really wanted 1,2,3 or 8,9,10. I had terrible mock drafts from the middle positions. Im excitied, but im not sure if i’ll give my best performance tomorrow night.

  20. sportsmanMike Says:

    couldnt be happier with how the draft went. i pretty got every single player i wanted….

    glad to be back. lets do this!

    you all do realize im going to win the league right? just sayin…….

  21. Dave Says:

    Recap us still not done.. 2500 words and counting. It’s gonna be a few more days.

  22. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Take as much time as you need Dave. Such a long post is going to be an OUTSTANDING read and alot of hard work. Looking forward to it alot.

  23. allan Says:

    me too. don’t beat yourself up dave…you did fine lol

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