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‘Major League’ turns 25 — here are 15 things you didn't know about the movie
Yahoo ^ | April 7. 2014 | Mike Oz

Posted on 04/07/2014 3:22:54 PM PDT by dfwgator

It may not seem like it, but it’s been 25 years since we first met Jake Taylor, Willie Mays Hayes and Pedro Cerrano. Twenty-five years since Rick Vaughn turned “Wild Thing” into a baseball anthem. Twenty-five years since Harry Doyle gave us “Juuuuuuust a bit outside.” Twenty-five years since Jobu.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: majorleague; movie
Probably the second-best all-time sports movie after Slapshot.
1 posted on 04/07/2014 3:22:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I confess a fondness for Bull Durham.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 3:24:00 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


3 posted on 04/07/2014 3:24:28 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: dfwgator
Nope, the best sports movie was "Ed," a baseball-playing chimp starring Matt LeBlanc. I have it on Blu Ray and watch it everyday!!

< /Extreme Sarcasm >

4 posted on 04/07/2014 3:26:08 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: dfwgator

I didn’t know this movie existed so that’s 26.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 3:26:33 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

Ha! I can’t count.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 3:26:57 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: dfwgator

1) Caddy-shack
2) Slapshot
3) Hoosiers
4) Pride of the Yankees
5) Cinderella Man
6) The Longest Yard 1974
7) The Bad News Bears—1976
8) The Fighter
9) Rocky
10) Rudy

JMO....


7 posted on 04/07/2014 3:42:54 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: dfwgator

I loved “Hoosiers” and “Field of Dreams”.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 3:43:30 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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It was a total libfest, and somewhat sacrilegious in places, but yeah, I loved the movie. I've watched it several times. And not just because I have a thing for Rene.

"Juuuuuuust a bit outside!"

"Hey bartender, Jobu needs a refil!"

"Hats for bats!"

Veghead!

9 posted on 04/07/2014 3:45:49 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: dfwgator

I’m pretty fond of Miracle actually, but I do love Major League and Slapshot.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 3:54:47 PM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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“I confess a fondness for Bull Durham.”

Me too! But the leftie redhead was so hot!


11 posted on 04/07/2014 4:03:10 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

The Sandlot tops any sports movie list, IMHO.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 4:12:07 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Delta Dawn

1) Gladiator
2) Field of Dreams
3) Hoosiers
4) The Natural
5) Pride of the Yankees
6) Rocky II
7) Cinderella Man
8) Brian’s Song
9) The Express
10) The Godfather


14 posted on 04/07/2014 4:12:59 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

I would put Cinderella Man and Rocky #1&2.

I don’t know if made for cable movies count, but 61*, the HBO movie about Roger Maris was excellent.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 4:38:10 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I saw Bull Durham on the Oxygen network. I don't think we will see Major League or Slap Shot on Oxygen channel. Come to think of it, Bull Durham can no longer be considered a sports/action movie in my home. It's now thought of romantic-comedy since its aired on Oxygen. Still a great movie. I liked the Body Guard, with Costner, too.
16 posted on 04/07/2014 4:39:16 PM PDT by guyfromjrz (fresh breath, it speaks for itself.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

And the original Roller Ball with James Caan?


17 posted on 04/07/2014 5:33:14 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: dfwgator

I liked The Rookie with Dennis Quaid...


18 posted on 04/07/2014 5:37:38 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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“I confess a fondness for Bull Durham.”

If I could only substitute Bo Derek for Spuds Sarandon.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 6:02:22 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Antoninus II

sci-fi, not sports.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 6:15:20 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: dfwgator

Field of Dreams turned 25 this year as well.

Much better film....IMHO


21 posted on 04/08/2014 8:44:29 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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