“You’re killin’ me, Smalls!” Taco Tuesday is now on Sunday! Speaking of pizza......just saw this FB post.....I didn't know all this...wow...... Living the Dream New Smyrna Beach, Florida Meet NSB local David Mickey Evans, writer and director of the famous movie, "The Sandlot." How I happened to know that David lived in our coastal town was when I went to Flagler Avenue Pizza and the young man behind the counter was wearing "The Sandlot's" baseball cap, signed by David. I told him "you aren't even old enough to know about the movie" and he said it was his favorite and that David happened to live here. I was fortunate to meet this very nice 58-year-old man who still writes to this day. Here's his story [and look at the link in Comments below to see what the cast is doing now]. "The Sandlot" was a 1993 sports comedy that tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer of 1962. The movie was set in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, CA and the filming locations were in Midvale, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, Utah. It grossed $40 million worldwide and quickly become a cult film. He graduated with degrees in film and screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University and directly after college, he became Hollywood’s highest-paid screenwriter, breaking records with the sale of his first two scripts, "Radio Flyer" and "The Sandlot" that sold for over $1 million each. "The Sandlot" [released in 1993] has been hailed as the best baseball movie of all time. It has sold on the order of 15 million DVD’s and together with "The Sandlot 2" (which Evans also wrote, directed and narrated -- and which is the most successful direct-to-DVD live-action family film of all time) continually receives significant airtime all over the world. He is the writer of more than 40 motion pictures and the director of more than 15. His films have entertained an entire generation of movie lovers, and they continue to find an audience with each successive generation of kids and families. Dialogue from his most famous film, "The Sandlot," is some of the most often quoted in motion picture history, including the classic lines, “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!” and the unforgettable, “Heroes get remembered, but Legends never die.” Now, with a new series brewing at Disney+, the baseball comedy's original cast will be reprising their roles, with David Mickey Evans returning. Set in 1984, the series will feature the original gang as adults, while their kids take up the grand tradition of the never-ending neighborhood baseball game. www.davidmickeyevansblog.blogspot.com In November 2019, there was a private screening of the classic movie, "The Sandlot", in New Smyrna Beach at the Brannon Center, hosted by Dave Anders, and Linda Witzel of Anders & Anders Financial Group. It was truly a very special evening. David, along with his brother, Scott Evans, told us about the background of the movie and some insights about some of the beloved characters, including "Beast," the dog. David and Scott also answered audience questions and signed special posters as keepsakes.