Sunday, January 29, 2012


It took awhile, but I finally saw Moneyball.  Everyone told me I needed to see it and I have to say the movie was very well done and I really enjoyed it.   

I'll be honest, I don't have a huge recollection of what was going on with the Oakland A's that season.  Being a National League girl, I was busy keeping up with the Braves and the teams they were competing with.  It was really  fascinating to see how the approach of Billy Beane and Peter Brand changed the status quo of the way a major league baseball team can be assembled.  I also got a kick of seeing former and future Braves portrayed in the film.

So on that note I decided to list, in no particular order, some of my favorite baseball movies:

     The Natural
     Eight Men Out
     Bull Durham
     For Love Of The Game
     The Bad News Bears (the original, no remakes, no sequels)
     Pride Of The Yankees
     Field Of Dreams
     Major League (again, only the original)
     The Rookie
     The Sandlot (highly recommended by my nephew)

And now I'll add Moneyball to the list.

There are a couple I haven't seen but I probably should:
     Mr. 3000

Did I miss any?  And what about Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill?  Were their performances Oscar worthy?


  1. Great list. I might also add "61*" about the home run race between Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle."


  2. I've yet to see 'Moneyball'. Wanted to see it in the theaters and no one was interested in joining me. Should gone by myself. So I am guessing 'Moneyball' might be my fave...but until I see it, I'll list "The Natural".


  3. "My fave is ”A League of Their Own”. Can't forget that one!"


  4. "Is that the one with Charlie Sheen and the Indians?"


  5. "Bull Durham - just excellent!"


  6. I can't believe I forgot "A League of Their Own"! It's one of my all-time favs and features one of the best movie lines ever.

    "Are you crying? There's no crying in baseball."

    JS, it's the movie about the women's baseball league in the '40s, starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Lori Petty and Rosie O'Donnell.