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My big beef with Moneyball is that they completely ignored the fact that the A’s had three returning aces plus Tejada in an MVP season that was otherworldly in terms of clutch performances.    Sure that’s not the crux of the movie, but to act like it never happened was a bit much.

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3 minutes ago, Frobby said:

My big beef with Moneyball is that they completely ignored the fact that the A’s had three returning aces plus Tejada in an MVP season that was otherworldly in terms of clutch performances.    Sure that’s not the crux of the movie, but to act like it never happened was a bit much.

Yes, completely fair assessment.  

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Just now, mdbdotcom said:

Can't stand The Natural. Don't know why people even watch it.

What else don't you like?  Free re-fills?  Delicious meats on pizza?  Christmas morning?  America?

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Eight Men Out (excellent film about the 1919 Black Sox -- great cast with John Cusack, John Mahoney, Charlie Sheen, David Straithairn, etc)

Pride of the Yankees (about Lou Gehrig, starring Gary Cooper)

Major League

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1 minute ago, Moose Milligan said:

What else don't you like?  Free re-fills?  Delicious meats on pizza?  Christmas morning?  America?

I like America. The rest on your list you can keep. I'm sure those things are very important to you. You can also keep The Natural. Lousy movie in every respect.

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2 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

Anyway, for me it's obvious.

Trouble With the Curve

Major League: Back to the Minors

The Comrades of Summer

Comrades of Summer is a good one.  I met the writer of that film once or twice a long time ago -- I think the same guy who wrote Saving Private Ryan believe it or not.

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2 minutes ago, mdbdotcom said:

I like America. The rest on your list you can keep. I'm sure those things are very important to you. You can also keep The Natural. Lousy movie in every respect.

Ok, fine.  I can accept not liking the rest of the list as you might not celebrate Christmas and be a vegetarian, but not liking free re-fills is inexcusable.

I'm open to hearing details about why you despise the movie so much, though.  

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17 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

 

But I was the only one who got the extra credit question right on the test:  What was the name of Roy Hobbs' bat that he hit the final home run with?

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Roll Tide said:

Liked Bull Durham,  For the love of the game, and Sandlot

Field of dreams was overrated imo

Major League, Mr Baseball, Mr 3000,  and original Bad News were funny

 

I forgot about the Bad News Bears.  That movie is very dated -- can't imagine kids looking or acting like that today -- but still a great movie.  Walter Matthau in the right role was the best.

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13 minutes ago, Frobby said:

My big beef with Moneyball is that they completely ignored the fact that the A’s had three returning aces plus Tejada in an MVP season that was otherworldly in terms of clutch performances.    Sure that’s not the crux of the movie, but to act like it never happened was a bit much.

Same, the movie gave the impression Billy Beane had the equivalent of the 1988 Orioles roster. 

Always have wondered what Paul DePodesta thought of having a fat Jonah Hill portray him in the movie.

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3 minutes ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

Same, the movie gave the impression Billy Beane had the equivalent of the 1988 Orioles roster. 

Always have wondered what Paul DePodesta thought of having a fat Jonah Hill portray him in the movie.

He didn't allow his name to be used in the movie.

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Just now, Can_of_corn said:

He didn't allow his name to be used in the movie.

I've seen the movie multiple times and didn't realize his character's name was changed to Peter Brand.  I just knew he was supposed to be portraying DePodesta and that's what stuck in my memory.  

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6 hours ago, Rene88 said:

 Best 3 baseball movies:

Field of Dreams (even with a Salinger reference! )

The Natural

Major League

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Field of Dreams hands down for me. Nothing even close. Brought a tear to my eyes. 

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16 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

Ok, fine.  I can accept not liking the rest of the list as you might not celebrate Christmas and be a vegetarian, but not liking free re-fills is inexcusable.

I'm open to hearing details about why you despise the movie so much, though.  

Boring, overall. Lots of holes. Doesn't hold together as a movie. The fantasy aspects don't hold up, and the baseball is totally unrealistic. I find myself not caring about any of the characters, with the possible exception of the bat boy.

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