Category Archives: Baseball

You Down with OOTP? Yeah, You Know Me

OOTP_HeaderI recently read a review about Out of the Park Baseball over at The Warning Sign, a magic pocket of the internet where you can find movie discussion, beer reviews, and occasional forays into baseball talk. After I asked a few questions, Eric- the wizard who creates beer, baseball, and movie content- put me in touch with the OOTP people to give it a go. I’ve been a baseball replay game nerd since I was 10, but I’ve also been very brand loyal to Strat-O-Matic baseball. However, their refusal to create a Mac-friendly version of the game has left me without a baseball replay game for a few years now. In other words, the time was ripe to give OOTP a try. Continue reading

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Movie Director Baseball Jerseys

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There aren’t many opportunities to combine two of the greatest things on earth- baseball and movies. However, to quote Terrence Mann in Field of Dreams, “There comes a time when all the cosmic tumblers have clicked into place and the universe opens itself up for a few seconds to show you what’s possible.” The possibility today is that I’ve found a way to create baseball jerseys for 15 movie directors. Baseball fans will appreciate that almost all of these have a direct MLB jersey equivalent. There are even a few nods to baseball fans north of the border. Movie fans will enjoy the symbols and themes associated with each individual director. Continue reading

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Baseball at the Movies: A Timeline

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Spring is right around the corner. And that means that the best sport in the world, baseball, is right around the corner. Over the next few weeks, baseball movies will flood your TV. To enhance your enjoyment of those movies and to put it all in perspective, here’s a timeline of baseball movie events. Enjoy! Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ernie Hays

Since this is a site dedicated to film and TV, most of you are asking “Who the hell is Ernie Hays?” right now. Hell, even most baseball fans would ask the same question. Forgive me for taking a break from film and TV to pay homage to someone who made my life better- Ernie Hays, the Busch Stadium organist who passed away on October 31st. Continue reading

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Infographic: How to Make a Baseball Movie

Spring has sprung, and baseball season is right around the corner. That means that networks everywhere will begin airing one classic baseball movie after another. Ray Kinsella will be having a catch with his dad, Annie Savoy will be worshipping at her special altar, Ricky Vaughn’s fastballs will be juuuuust a bit outside, Gary Cooper will be echoing Lou Gehrig, and Jimmy Dugan will be insisting that nobody is allowed to cry. If you watch enough baseball movies, you’ll eventually realize that there are a lot of similarities. Here’s a guide that’ll show you how to make your own baseball movie. Continue reading

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The (Improbable, Incredible, Overwhelming) Grinch That Stole Halloween

October is a bit of a sacred month. It’s so sacred that I start preparing for it in the middle of September. It’s the month and a half out of the year that I can put the Criterion Collection away. I can put all of the new releases aside. I stop thinking about the top shelf of cinema. That particular month and a half is dedicated to horror. Continue reading

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