Baseball Movie Slugfest – Quarterfinals – Comedy/Romance & Fantasy/Children

After no upsets in the first round (let’s be honest; are there really 32 good baseball movies?), we’re on to the quarterfinals. Comedy/Romance #1 Major League vs. #4 Trouble With the Curve #1 Major League (from Alex Remington): A classic R-rated ’80s comedy, Major League is basically baseball’s Slap Shot: a team of misanthropic misfits … Continue reading “Baseball Movie Slugfest – Quarterfinals – Comedy/Romance & Fantasy/Children”

Braves Journal Movie Slugfest – Drama

#1 Moneyball vs. #8 Million Dollar Arm: Moneyball (by Rob): Made in 2011, this is probably the most recent good baseball movie. Brad Pitt is a big name hired on to play Billy Beane, and he does a good job. Based on the book by Michael Lewis, it’s a fun look at implementing analytics into … Continue reading “Braves Journal Movie Slugfest – Drama”

Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal – Fantasy/Children

We’re going to do divisions in single posts going forward. #1 The Sandlot vs. #8 Rookie of the Year: The Sandlot (by cliff): Scotty Smalls moves to a residential neighborhood in metro LA in 1962 at around 13 or so years of age. He meets a group of neighborhood boys who get together to play … Continue reading “Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal – Fantasy/Children”

Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal – Comedy/Romance – Part 2

Part 2 will be Seeds 3 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 5. #3 Bull Durham vs. #6 Fever Pitch Bull Durham (by Rob Copenhaver): I actually hadn’t seen this until the tournament idea came about. The baseball part is pretty good: aging minor leaguer catcher is brought in to help “million dollar arm, 10 cent … Continue reading “Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal – Comedy/Romance – Part 2”

Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal – Comedy/Romance – Part 1

The first category of the Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal is Comedy/Romance. You can see the entire bracket below: Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal (crude) bracket. Let the games begin! pic.twitter.com/dw5FbWk4at — Braves Journal (@Braves_Journal) January 2, 2019 Part 1 will be Seeds 1 vs. 8 and 2 vs. 7. #1 Major League … Continue reading “Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal – Comedy/Romance – Part 1”

Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal

Since Scott Boras is doing his best to ruin the ebb and flow of the offseason, we’re going to do a 32-seed tournament to determine the best baseball movie. I just want to run the field by everyone to make sure there isn’t a movie that is an egregious omission. We will then have some … Continue reading “Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal”