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Best Baseball Movies

In the midst of March Madness and with the Kentucky Derby around the corner, the first pitch of baseball season is almost here.

A quote from Field Of Dreams best describes America’s national pastime, “The one constant throughout the years has been baseball.”

To mark the start of the 2016 season, here’s our list of the Best Baseball movies.

The Bad News Bears

Considered by some to be the best baseball movie ever, the film celebrates its 40th anniversary this month (April 7, 1976). In an article from the NY Daily News, one line reads, “It is a movie that someone like the late Philip Seymour Hoffman called his favorite, and one which resonates on many levels today, with all different generations.”

Who are we to argue with greatness?

After skewering all-American subjects such as politics (The Candidate) and beauty pageants (Smile), director Michael Ritchie naturally set his sights on the
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It’s Opening Week: Best Baseball Movies

Is this heaven? Nope, it’s Opening Week.

Recently Mlb rounded up a group of players to recite, word for word, James Earl Jones’ famous “people will come, Ray” speech from Field Of Dreams.

Wamg declares America’s national pastime, Baseball, to be the official sport of movie fans everywhere. As Brad Pitt said in Moneyball, “How can you not be romantic about Baseball?”

It all started Sunday night with the Cardinals at the Cubs with St. Louis winning 3 to 0.

To celebrate the first pitch of Opening Week, here’s our list of the best Baseball movies.

The Rookie

One of the best baseball biopics to come along over the years, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, tells the true story of Jim Morris, a man who finally gets a shot at his lifelong dream-pitching in the big leagues. A high school science teacher/baseball coach, Morris’ players make a bet with him:if they win district,
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Super Agent Drew Rosenhaus -- Cops Called for Domestic Dispute ... Wife Says Gun In House

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Cops were called to the Miami home of sports mega-agent Drew Rosenhaus Sunday night after a domestic incident with his wife ... who told cops she was concerned about a gun in the house ... TMZ Sports has learned. We've learned ... Drew's wife Lisa Thomson (a Miami real estate agent) told police she arrived to the home after the NFL playoff games ... and was verbally attacked by Drew and his brother Jason. Our sources say ... Lisa told
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It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television: Golden Age: Part 3

It said something about HBO’s elevating stature as a programmer that the company strategy was no longer catch-as-catch-can. HBO now found itself in the enviable position of being able to afford to turn shows down based on its view the project was – in the phrase I was coming to hear more and more often – “an HBO show.” Like the old joke about art, nobody could define what that meant, but they knew it when they saw it.

Case in point:

In 1996, HBO rolled out Arli$$ (1996-2002). Like The Larry Sanders Show, Arli$$ came from the off-kilter imagination of a stand-up comic, in this case Robert Wuhl, who also starred. In synopsis – and no doubt why HBO was interested – Arli$$ sounded like a sports version of The Larry Sanders Show. Wuhl played Arliss Michaels, a top-flight sports agent with the integrity of a hired killer moving through the circles of
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40 Years of HBO Programming -- Do You Remember '1st and Ten'? 'Dream On'? 'Arliss'?

40 Years of HBO Programming -- Do You Remember '1st and Ten'? 'Dream On'? 'Arliss'?
Check out this Hollywood Reporter photo gallery celebrating 40 years of HBO programming. Everything from the long-running ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and the zeitgeist-setting ("Sex and the City") to the less-than-earth-shattering ("Bored to Death") and recently-acclaimed ("Girls") is in there. We've included photos from some of the less-expected shows. Above is "Arliss," the "proto-Jerry McGuire sitcom" starring Rober Wuhl as a sports agent willing to push the envelope for his clients. Check out Sandra Oh, pre-"Grey's Anatomy." The show ran from 1996 to 2002. The first image below is from an early example of HBO original programming, "1st and Ten," a sitcom following the female owner (Delta Burke) of a pro football team. If you're wondering if that's a pre-"Law and Order" Christopher Meloni, you're right. The show ran from 1984 to 1990. The second is from...
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Best Baseball Movies To See Before The World Series

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again.” – Field Of Dreams.

No truer words were ever spoken about America’s Pastime. Baseball began this past Spring with 30 teams vying for the chance to become World Champions and now it’s been decided. The San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers will play ball in the 2012 World Series. Before the final hurrah of nine innings, stats, bases and 3 strikes you’re out, Wamg has compiled a list of the Best Baseball Movies. Did we leave any in the dugout or are there some that should be sent to the showers?
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Forgotten Action Cinema: Street Asylum

I was drawn to the VHS copy of softcore porn veteran Gregory Dark’s 1990 sci-fi thriller “Street Asylum” because of the picture of G. Gordon Liddy as a cyborg on the cover. Sadly, this scene does not appear anywhere in the film, a fact which sadden me to no end. Would I have purchased the flick had I known Liddy would not appear as some sort of half-man, half-robot? Probably not, though I’m certainly glad I did. “Street Asylum” follows the adventures of a Arliss Ryder (Wings Hauser), a cop who finds himself being recruited into a division of the police force known as Strike Squad after he’s injured in the line of duty. What our hero doesn’t realize, of course, is that someone is playing a deadly game, one that involves the lives of those dedicated officers who would love nothing more than to cleanse the streets of crime.
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Making Your Own Luck

For actor-writers Lacie Harmon and Robin Greenspan, creating their own projects — plays, screenplays, and solo shows — has opened so many doors, they're eager to share what they've learned. So while they continue to work on individual and joint ventures (they're currently writing their second film), the Los Angeles-based duo is also offering Speak for Yourself!, a six-week workshop on creating solo pieces. After seeing their own careers pick up once they stopped waiting for work and started creating it themselves, they want to share their message and help other actors tell unique, individual stories. "You could walk up to almost any actor in L.A. and ask them if they've thought about writing a one-person show and they'd say yes," says Greenspan. "So many people have been wanting to do it for years and thinking about it, have ideas running around in their heads but just don't have any idea how they would begin.
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