I think the reason that manny people are so taken aback by this scandal is that it dissipates the illusion that baseball is slightly better than everyday life. It’s the same when there are drug scandals, revelations about the exploitation of 14 year old kids in impoverished countries, and when rich owners extort cash strapped cities. I think many of us want baseball to be a haven from the greed, hubris, pride, venality, and selfishness of everyday life. We just want to see magical curveballs, majestic speed, unselfish teamwork, fun, joy.
Back to reality.
I'll add a few, but first I just have to say that Sleepless in Seattle just doesn't work for me. The whole point of a romantic comedy is that we can see the two people are perfect for each other and they just don't realize it yet. Having two people who have never met until the end just doesn't work for me.
Anyhow, I'll add a few;
As Good As It Gets
The Wedding Singer
And one from the 70s: Same Time Next Year
This sounds awesome. If I could, I would fly out and make a long weekend out of it. I think I went to a wedding at that church once. All the Gettysburg side of the family has moved away, but I could probably get my cousin in Philly to hang with me.
The Black Sox scandal was investigated all during the 1920 season. Whatever board or panel ruled that all the players were not guilty. KML promptly banned all the players anyway after the 1920 season. There's a "pretty upset" commissioner. There's a precedent for Can_of_corn!