One Of My Favorite Baseball Movies

I don't know about you, but one of my favorite baseball movies is "The Natural" starring Robert Redford. Something about it just grabs me. I suppose that some of it is because there is a certain innocence tied into the movie.

Part of the movies appeal is the soundtrack. I love it, especially the music that accompanies some of the home runs.

Maybe the real appeal is that baseball is still a sport in which the average Joe can imagine having a shot at the big leagues. You don't need to be exceptionally tall, fast or strong. Now while all of those things can be assets, they aren't requirements.

Although I am beginning to wonder if baseball is going to become a generational thing. It appears to me that it doesn't hold the same popularity as it did when I was a kid. I wonder if baseball cards hold the same appeal that they did for us.

Perhaps I'll cover some of these thoughts in a later post.

4 comments:

jill b said...

I actually took a class in college titled, "The Cinema of Baseball." We watched baseball movies every Tuesday night then discussed them. Pretty great. My favorite baseball movie might have to be Eight Men Out, though. There really are a lot of awesome baseball movies.

We're the ones who have to put up with them said...

The Natural is a great one, although I'm a Bull Durham girl myself.....

The Misanthrope said...

I watched The Natural in a theater when it came out, but recalled not liking it much. I would have to say my favorite is the Kevin Coster film, where the voice utters, "build it and they will come."

Thanks to the greed of players and owners baseball is becoming to expensive to be generational.

Jack Steiner said...

"The Cinema of Baseball."

That sounds like a great class.

Ellie,

Loved that movie too.

M,

Field of Dreams was good too.

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