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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by GatorLurker, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. GatorLurker

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    I almost watched Major League, The Natural, and Bull Durham.

    Only Bull Durham is close to the real deal.

    Eight Men Out is really good, but a tragedy.

    I wonder if Bang the Drum Slowly is on any streaming service. Very underrated movie.

    Or Fear Strikes Out.

    The Lou Gerhig Story (Pride of the Yankees) is a real tear jerker.

    And we always have The Sandlot to remind us about the true joy of the game.
     
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  2. 74nole

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    I’ve been watching select “greatest games” on MLB Network off my ROKU set up.

    Yesterday was Randy Johnson’s perfect game May 24, 2004—D’backs vs Braves. Also they showed several highlights of his career including the 103 mph pitch above John Kruk’s head, the exploding pigeon, as well as numerous punch outs. They had the video of when RJ got with Nolan Ryan and Tom House and straightened out and stabilized his mechanics creating much better control and command.

    Good stuff.
     
  3. GatorLurker

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    I wish that I saw that.

    When I was like 5 years old I watched pitchers on the mound on TV and tried to mimic their mechanics in my parents' full length mirror.

    That probably was really good for me.
     
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    I did the same thing with Griffey Jr’s swing and Sandberg’s defense.
     
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    I watched Money Ball again. Eight men out was interesting but sad at the same time.
     
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    My favourite baseball flick......"Mr. Baseball"......

     
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    And this one.......

     
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  8. GatorLurker

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    I really liked 42. It helps also that I played one game on a field in Sanford where Jackie played.
     
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  10. GatorLurker

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    I did re-watch The Battered Bastards of Baseball today.

    It is a great movie about a great thing about the greatest game.

    I highly recommend it and it is on Netflix streaming now.
     
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    Get's a little sappy, but this movie sucks me in every time
     
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    Costner did three baseball themed movies. I like this one the best. And that is saying something because his other two are fantastic.
     
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    I'm a Bull Durham devotee, that is always #1 for me
     
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    He was the true hero of ’78 Yankees

    By Mike Lupica @MikeLupica
    March 27, 2020

    The day that baseball remembers the best from the 1978 American League season, the one when the Yankees came from 14 1/2 games behind the Red Sox in July and finally overtook them in September, and then beat them in a one-game playoff at Fenway Park on Bucky Dent’s homer, will always be one of the most famous October home runs in baseball history.

    It wasn’t just because of the stakes of the AL East title that day. It was also about where Dent hit that homer off Mike Torrez, who he hit it against.

    But the real story of Oct. 2, 1978, began the day prior, and not at Fenway, but at old Yankee Stadium. It involved two pitchers who were as much the stars of the historic Yankees comeback as anybody: manager Bob Lemon and starting pitcher Ron Guidry. None of what finally happened that day at Fenway, and the Yankees winning their second straight World Series, would have happened without them.
    Lemon was a great pitcher over his career, which he primarily spent with the Indians. Lemon won 20 games seven times, pitched a no-hitter, won 23 games in 1954 when the Indians won 111 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1976, two years before the Yanks' epic comeback in ’78.
    When Lemon took managerial duties over after Billy Martin was forced to resign in July, the Yankees were still 10 1/2 games behind Boston.
    He was the true hero of ’78 Yankees
     
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    As much as we all are missing our current baseball season (and it is as sickening today as it was at the reality of day 1)—

    MLB Network is doing a great job of broadcasting replays of the 20 Greatest MLB games ever—
     
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    Don’t worry, just another few hundred days of March left then it’s time for baseball.
     
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    Bang the Drum Slowly is a great movie.
     
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